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Old 01-21-2014, 12:19 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by robnplunder View Post
At both megacorps (acquired & acquirer), layoffs are done to groups/projects/employee job functions no longer needed for the company. I managed to avoid standing in a wrong line, did enough to be needed, etc.. It is a curse.
Nice way to put this (in red).

I stood in the wrong line in my final work assignment. Turns out it was for the best.

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Old 01-21-2014, 05:55 PM   #82
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No, I was so fed up with the corporate BS. I started to read about early retirement - that's how I found this forum. Crunched numbers....was elated to find I had enough to jump. Talked to wife, thought, crunched numbers, sleepless nights, crunched numbers. Gave notice about 6 weeks after realizing I had enough cash AND BS. Got free at 49 and still loving every day

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Old 01-21-2014, 06:15 PM   #83
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I started to do OMY when my son said he was going to take OMY for college. My OMY lasted 3 months and I was done. That was a painful 3 months (except for the 6 weeks I was on vacation.)
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:11 AM   #84
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My intention was to retire in 2016, when I'll be able to supplement my portfolio and a scrawny pension with SS. The stars are beginning to align; have w*rked enough hours this school year to qualify for six years on the pension, and should be qualified for seven about this time next year.

The original 2016/62yo plan is 2.5 years out; I may end up w*rking one less year...
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:52 AM   #85
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Originally Posted by Lsbcal View Post
Nice way to put this (in red).

I stood in the wrong line in my final work assignment. Turns out it was for the best.
Another way to look at it is that you stand in the right line unknowingly. I wish I could have done that. If I did, I had no choice to RE and make it work with what I have. Instead, I am at OMY for two years.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:47 AM   #86
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Since next month was my original date, I don't think the class of '14 target will be met. I've already scheduled myself out to September. Maybe a workforce reduction would help me along but I don't see that in the immediate future. Also the healthcare situation has a lot of unknowns. So it probably looks like 2 more - Feb 2016. With that I'll still make my goal of retirement before age 60.

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