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Old 10-02-2007, 12:32 AM   #21
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I have never considered coworkers friends until I have left a company and stayed friends. So far it has never happened. Only 5 years on this job but I have never seen anyone outside company events never in each other's homes. On my last day I will never look back or call anyone.
Mom made the mistake of thinking coworkers were friends now retired 20 years, dating one and talks to one on the phone. All those other friends she might see at the retiree annual lunch. She only knew one other coworker who wasn't her date last time.

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Old 10-02-2007, 01:11 AM   #22
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Gotta read that fine print! Our pension has a similar provision. It is prorated on a monthly basis. Essentially, it is calculated using months not years.

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Old 10-02-2007, 02:30 PM   #23
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He finally succumbed to 'Pulmonary Fibrosis', at age 63.
Another example of the need to make hay while the sun shines.

For better or for worse, none of us know how many good years we have left.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:04 PM   #24
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Another example of the need to make hay while the sun shines.

For better or for worse, none of us know how many good years we have left.
Absolutely! He certainly was never the model of health, but he got along pretty good. He ER'd in 1999 @ 55, and enjoyed his 8 years of retirement traveling and spending time with his family and grandkids. On Sept 8th he went to his class reunion.....Sept 15th went on a vacation to his BIL's in Wisconsin......Sept 20th started using portable O2 tank.....Sept 22nd died. He went fairly quickly and somewhat unexpectedly.

Since, like you say, you never know when your number is going to come up......I'm traveling as much as I can 'here & now'. Also enjoying time spent with family & friends.

Makin' hay while the sun shines!!!
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:01 PM   #25
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:12 PM   #26
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Thanks Spanky.

It's been a long time getting here.

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