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Old 09-21-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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My Part Time Job ended yesterday

The company where I worked for 8 years has been in poor financial shape over the past 3 years. Many good people have left during this time. I was asked to go to part time about 3 years ago which worked out well for me to transition into retirement.

Yesterday I was called into the conference room just before lunch and I was told that they were letting me go effective immediately.

They also asked if I wanted to do occasional work for them as no one else knows their computer system as I do.

I told them I would stay on as a part time employee if they paid my health insurance and would just expect to be paid for the hours I work on a W2 basis. They told me they would get back to me.

I had a brief talk with my co-worker after the meeting and I left for home and had my lunch.

I am in good shape financially so no worry there.

Today I slept in, went to Home Depot, got ready to do some painting tomorrow.

A new chapter in my life has begun.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Yes... congrats...

Hope they take your offer as the insurance is probably a cost that you would rather pass to someone else...


Heck, I might say 'pay my insurance and I will work X number of hours a month for you before charging'... the negative to that is they will probably call more often as your time is now 'free'...
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Congrats! Will you get unemployment since you were part time? If so, that can offset some of the healthcare cost. It's probably a moot point.
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Congrats! Will you get unemployment since you were part time?
I am not sure about the unemployment. I filed an application last night, as I was technically laid off. I will just see where it goes. I qualify for widow benefits when I turn 60 in June.
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It seems they did not catch you unprepared. Good luck for your ER!
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Congrats. It will be a sweet deal if you do qualify for unemployment.
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