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Old 01-09-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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I retired today!

I was going to wait until May but the boss just decided to downsize ... I am soooo excited I can hardly contain myself. I think he was having trouble letting me go apologizing all over the place [was done by phone since I work from home] I was smiling the moment I heard and he stammered and apologized...I said 'hey! I'm good!' cause I AM!!!!!

Finally....age 53, 2.7M saved. Should have been done earlier

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Old 01-09-2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:53 AM   #3
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Cool beans! No need for those agonizing "should I stay or should I go" decisions, just fire me now -

Did you get any "happy dough"?
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:54 AM   #4
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Just normal few weeks severance....got the big payout when I left corp america [1 year
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:58 AM   #5
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Congratulations, when is your last official day? Today?
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:14 PM   #6
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:19 PM   #7
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Excellent! Sounds like it was made to be nice and easy for you.

Enjoy your freedom.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:20 PM   #8
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Wow - could not have gone better! Congrats
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:34 PM   #9
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That's cool, anything is better than nothing!

Go out to a nice place and celebrate, blow some of that severance -

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Old 01-09-2017, 01:13 PM   #10
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Congrats! I love reading stories like this one.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:06 PM   #13
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ANNNND I just got them into buying me an I-pad as a parting gift )) saweeet!
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No need for those agonizing "should I stay or should I go" decisions, just fire me now -
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I have a plan for when to retire, but lingering in the shadows behind it is a secret desire that my CEO makes the decision for me. Fifteen years ago the golden boot would have been catastrophic, adding a decade to my ER date, but now it would be a fabulous gift.
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ANNNND I just got them into buying me an I-pad as a parting gift )) saweeet!


So when we see the tag "Sent from my iPad on your posts we can all smile.
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Congratulations. What perfect timing.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:49 PM   #17
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Great news. Bravo/a and welcome to the club. I did the same 18 months ago and still cannot believe it.
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