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Old 09-04-2006, 09:48 PM   #1
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I think it's time to set a date....

I'm ready to boogie on out of my j-o-b. I want to wait until I use all my vacation days, which wont be for about a month or 2.


I re-worked my plan, and as it is, NOT working my 9-5, I should will be 10k-20k wealthier 1 year after I give it up. I do plan on working my current self owned j*bs at the current pace. I also plan on helping my old man out a bit with his company, maybe 20 hrs/month doing some general contacting type stuff (paint,drywall mainly).

With my current rental income, and the income of my numerous streams, I will be in the positive from here on out...even without my 9-5!!!!!!!!!!


How cool is that?!?!?! I need to set a date and stick to it. Im thinking Jan 1 2007. That gives me a little more time to squirrel away some cash (I do have about 2 years reserves though).


I cant wait...I am actually going to do this. If it wasnt for this board, I never would have dreamt it was possible!!!!

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Old 09-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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Congratualtions!!!!

Half the fun is in the planning.
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It's cool. Stick with the plan and have fun.
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Congratualtions!!!!

Half the fun is in the planning.
Don't let him fool you TF, it is more fun in the doing. The real calculation is (1/2 the fun * years planning - angst factor/yr if work really sucks) vs. (1/1 fun * years experiencing).
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Sounds good to me. Nice way to ring in the new year. ut then again, I thought you should have been done by 6/30/06...
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:55 PM   #6
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after further consideration, OCT 1 is the day. Just trying to squeeze those last days of vacation in....
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:20 PM   #7
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Good for you. October 1 is just around the corner.
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My new mantra " A few extra weeks just isnt worth it. A few extra weeks just isnt worth it"


I am fighting the urge to squeek out a few extra days
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:56 AM   #9
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You need to do what you feel is right. You'll know... if a few more days of work make you feel more secure, there's nothing wrong with that.

It's kind of like the pay your mortgage off vs keep the mortgage and invest the money debate. Only you know what's right for you. Don't push it if you're not ready.
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You need to do what you feel is right. You'll know... if a few more days of work make you feel more secure, there's nothing wrong with that.

It's kind of like the pay your mortgage off vs keep the mortgage and invest the money debate. Only you know what's right for you. Don't push it if you're not ready.
On paper, I'm sooo ready. I just think I'm brainwashed with the rest of the working class. The idea of those steady paychecks keeps me yearning for more. But my paltry takehome isnt much to look at, and can easily be forgotten a few months down the road...
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Just be sure to leave on very good terms, thanking your employer for the great experience or whatever. Never know when you will want a reference. And you will be self employed, you want people saying great things about you.

Good luck. I am impressed by your tenacity.
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Congrats! I'll be sure to drink a cold beer in your honor on Oct 1st. * Of course I do that each day anyway as someone is always retiring somewhere in this world.*
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On paper, I'm sooo ready.* I just think I'm brainwashed with the rest of the working class.* The idea of those steady paychecks keeps me yearning for more.* But my paltry takehome isnt much to look at, and can easily be forgotten a few months down the road...
I hear you. It is very hard to have the strength of one's convictions when there is a hefty sum at stake. But if all the numbers work and you have thoroughly probed the potential downside scenario, you really should "just do it." Oh how it has cost me to stand on the sidelines with analysis paralysis...
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Analysis paralysis. LOL Good phrase.

My personal motto has been...when in doubt don't. That has served me well, although I tend to be more anxious than some.

Thefed....You obvious are a 'go getter' and I suspect you'll succeed at whatever you do... you wouldn't allow yourself not to..

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Analysis paralysis. LOL Good phrase.

My personal motto has been...when in doubt don't. That has served me well, although I tend to be more anxious than some.

Thefed....You obvious are a 'go getter' and I suspect you'll succeed at whatever you do... you wouldn't allow yourself not to..

Thanks. Its interesting thsi comes across so clearly in a forum. That's what the people around me tell me, and how i feel about myself.

I actually can not let myself fail, it justy wont happen. Im not that kind of guy.

Thank you all for your support. And you better believe I will be having a rum n coke on that day to celebrate as well.....
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Let us know when you do it, so we can have a drink with you.
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Let us know when you do it, so we can have a drink with you.
OH I will.....

I'll have like, 24 hours a day to read the posts here, instead of, umm, errr.....18 or so (i do sleep a bit...but now I wont NEED to sleep so regularly)
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Monday is the big day. I'm handing in my 2 weeks notice.

My businesses are doing well. Sunday I will do my biggest duct cleaning job ever and make about 125/hour doing it!!!

The handyman business is already getting referral business from some jobs i did a few weeks back

my online business has slowed, but si steady

my rehab projects are rolling right along, and looking mighty fine!

I think know that I can do this....no question about it
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Monday is the big day. I'm handing in my 2 weeks notice.

My businesses are doing well. Sunday I will do my biggest duct cleaning job ever and make about 125/hour doing it!!!

The handyman business is already getting referral business from some jobs i did a few weeks back

my online business has slowed, but si steady

my rehab projects are rolling right along, and looking mighty fine!

I think know that I can do this....no question about it
Good for you! I'm sure things will go well.

Just make sure you leave on good terms. You never know: they may counter-offer.
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Good for you! I'm sure things will go well.

Just make sure you leave on good terms. You never know: they may counter-offer.
I know! they countered when I almost left 1+ years agao, and I accepted. He basically said "What will it take to keep you?" I threw out the first # that i thought they'd accept, and they did (now i wish i woulda asked for more!!)

I already have the magic # in my head.... offer me xx dollars salary PLUS paid health bennies and I'm in.
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