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Old 04-15-2016, 09:21 AM   #41
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I am doing that now... It still seems slow. 81 days left...

LOL! I am starting to do a lot of "field work" out of the office. ;0)


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Old 04-15-2016, 09:37 AM   #42
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Useless and had been? How about hopeful and looking forward. This is not the end, it's the beginning of something.
You don't have to say anything. Just smile and leave them thinking.

Yes I am hopeful and looking forward to what's ahead. I was referring to work issues and the way it feels being (at least it seems) sidestepped at times. Sorry I wasn't clear.
I like the idea of just grinning and not saying anything to "the question"! Next one to ask gets that response! Love it.


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Old 04-17-2016, 08:09 PM   #43
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I have 72 days left -- I will give my notice in 3 weeks. I decided not to give a lot of notice as I saw some co-workers in lead positions like mine give 7 - 8 months of notice and they were no longer included in many of our meetings and their opinions less valued etc. essentially sidetracked. Their time really began to drag. I have spent the last 8 months (when I decided) making sure my department is at its very best and my employees cared for well. Also, I have taken on mentoring a couple of the younger ones in our organization who I see as having great potential. Time is still dragging for me though - thinking that will improve when I give notice.


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Old 04-18-2016, 10:28 AM   #44
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Just starting my third week of retirement. Headed to the golf course in a few minutes I gave a ton of notice due to the nature of my job. The last few months I really wound down. I had to re-program my mind that others would be making the decisions that I was used to making. I let my ego go and by the last month I refused to go to any boring meetings that were not absolutely critical. By the end they hardly knew I was there.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:16 PM   #45
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:24 PM   #46
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Been off the rolls almost one year and I still cant believe how quickly time flies by when your time is not spoken for. Every time someone discusses doing something on Wednesday vs. Thursday or Tuesday, I just shrug and tell them I really don't keep track of the days of the week anymore, but my schedule is flexible!
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:22 PM   #47
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I wish I had 72 X ? days of work left. I worked for 34 years and retired in 1988. Now that I'm 80 years old, retired for 28 years, growing more feeble by the day, having to give up golf, spending more and more time at the doctor's office, etc. I wish I was back at work again and just thinking about retirement. Don't wish your life away. You might be like me and wishing you could do it all over again. It's hell getting old.
Looking back on it, would you have retired at 52 if you had to do it all over again? When I read your post that was the first thing that came to my mind.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:50 PM   #48
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I wish I had 72 X ? days of work left. I worked for 34 years and retired in 1988. Now that I'm 80 years old, retired for 28 years, growing more feeble by the day, having to give up golf, spending more and more time at the doctor's office, etc. I wish I was back at work again and just thinking about retirement. Don't wish your life away. You might be like me and wishing you could do it all over again. It's hell getting old.
Amazing. I think this is the only post I've ever seen where some one actually expresses the wish to have spent more time at the office when the time comes to look back and review one's life.
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Old 05-24-2016, 12:26 AM   #49
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Amazing. I think this is the only post I've ever seen where some one actually expresses the wish to have spent more time at the office when the time comes to look back and review one's life.

Hmmm, that's not how I read Johnnie's post at all. I read it as him wishing he was at the eve of his retirement again, and still enjoying relative youth and good health.
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tick, tick, tick...nine work days left
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:19 PM   #51
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So, at least time hasn't stopped (yet).
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:08 PM   #52
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Take off the cuffs, take a little more risk, walk in with a swagger every day and pretend you are just starting again, remember when it was fun? When you were going to set the place on fire? Then in 72 days walk out of there and make them wonder what just happened and how they could have let you go.

Oops, I see from your avatar that perhaps my reference to setting the place on fire is misplaced
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:11 AM   #53
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I don't see counting down the remaining days until retirement as "wishing life away", I think of it as an awareness of where the milestones are. No different than tracking the dollar amount of the portfolio or when the mortgage is paid.

BTW 117 days 14 hours 49 minutes for me.
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I don't know what to say to the OP. But the thread title reminds me of the lyrics of a love song.

"Time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much..."


Sorry for the hijack.
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Having only 41 days left (counting today), I can sympathize. There are two holidays and a bunch of weekends in there too.

Next milestone, June 23, to get my 1,000 hours in for the additional year of pension. 832 in so far.

Already have a couple of trips planned. And a bunch of home improvement projects...
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