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Old 04-16-2013, 03:47 PM   #21
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Does that include holidays? We get 6 weeks, three days but do not have any business driven holiday.
After 15 years we get 5 weeks vacation and 7 holidays per year.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:05 PM   #22
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DW was set to retire next year but her employer tightened the golden handcuffs on her two weeks ago. What they are offering $$$-wise for an extra year of commitment is hard to turn down. We have yet to decide what we'll do.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:31 PM   #23
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I am currently negotiating doing my Texas job from my beach condo in Florida. If not I will be RE by year end. I am in a single role position in the company and this will give me leverage to do OMY (but do it poolside in Florida).
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:49 PM   #24
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Great thread. Interesting to hear the ideas (and the funnies).

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- allow me to telecommute all the time

- reduce my travel to the minimum necessary to get the job done

- let me take days off over my vacation allowance without pay
I've got two of those three already, but that last one is interesting.

I'd take 51 weeks vacation (49 weeks unpaid), but still get them to pay 80% of my health insurance
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #25
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Great replies, thanks for all. I hope they just tell me congratulations!
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #26
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What could Megacorp offer to stop you from ER?


Well, I can tell you what I did get. I didn't work for a Megacorp though. I went in to resign about 3 years ago and was asked if I would be willing to work 1 day a week in more of a consultative role, doing maybe another hour or two a week from home. They were willing to pay me what I asked for which was a very well paid amount (about $1000 or so a week).

The time I put into it would be up to me. Basically, it allowed me do the parts of my job that I liked without having to have the stress of the rest of my job. At the time, the money was attractive so I agreed to do it.

Three years later, I think I am getting to the end of the road on this work. On the positive side, I've ended up working longer and making more money than I originally anticipated. On the negative side, one day a week has become two and the stress aspects have risen and more and more I get asked to do tasks that I don't enjoy as much. I also now have a much longer commute since I moved in the meantime.

What could get me to stay?

Maybe, just maybe:

Let me work from home all the time. Even now, 99% of what I do can be done from home. I only go to the office because the person I work with the most likes me there and prefers to talk to me face to face rather than my phone. In reality, it could almost all be done with me at home.

One day a week. I didn't mind the two days for awhile (or else I wouldn't have agreed to it). But, I am at a point where I would prefer to pull back and go back to the original schedule. Also, I would want some changes in the type of work I was asked to do (that is, get back to the things I like and away from the things I don't like as much).

Having said that -- I'm not sure that those things would be enough to convince me to stay even on that very reduced basis.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #27
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What would not work was my old telecommute deal because at that point even one day a week was too often a trip to the office -

Same here. However, it did keep me working for two years longer than I had planned but even that got old.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:33 PM   #28
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To answer the OP's question, nothing.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:16 AM   #29
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1. Two or three day work week, I'd even take the pay cut but I want my health insurance benefit to be unaffected.

2. Deal with the incompetents. I know it's not easy, especially if you're the person that hired them and are 'married' to your decision.
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Sounds like a good approach. I may give some thoughts to this.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:03 AM   #31
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Sounds like a good approach. I may give some thoughts to this.
Don't forget to fill us in on how things go. Good luck.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:39 PM   #32
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I retired 5 1/2 years ago but going back to early summer of 2007 if they said we'll continue to pay you, you can stay home and don't bother doing any work I'd have stayed. That probably wasn't going to be an option though so I just gave my notice.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:26 AM   #33
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So what they offered was a lot of congratulations. I was actually relieved they did not offer anything that would tempt me into staying one more month or one more year. So I ER'd! Yippee. See ya!
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:36 AM   #34
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congratulations! Go back to bed or not, your choice!
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:45 AM   #35
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haha, thanks, DW would like me to break the up at 5:00 problem. Well, at least I woke up happy, and not anxious
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:15 AM   #36
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Let's see....what could my employer offer to get me to stay past my planned retirement date?

A contract that would cover the following:
1. health care until I reach Medicare age.
2. 3 day work week Tuesday thru Thursday, while retaining all vacation (4 weeks) and paid holidays (10 paid days per year)
3. Dec thru March leave of absense so I could snowbird to warmer area.
4. compensation for above at 60% of current conpensation.
5. above contract is open for negotiation after 2 years.

I would definitely consider such an offer but I know that it would never be offered
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:30 AM   #37
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When I ERd from my original mega corp almost 10 years ago, I was one of about 21000 who took a voluntary retirement package. Even if they wanted to retain me, there would be absolutely nothing they could offer that would have made me stay.

I did go to work for another mega-corp, and although I enjoyed the job there, my commute became horrendous with all the construction projects going on in north Texas. I offered to stay longer if they allowed me to work from home and my boss and his boss were agreeable, however, the President did not want to set a precedent for making that type of accomodation. So I am now happily and permanently retired.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:36 AM   #38
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #39
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I am currently negotiating doing my Texas job from my beach condo in Florida.
This is mine. Let me do my east coast almost-all-computer-based job from the mountain west each summer. (I already telecommute three days a week.)
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:39 AM   #40
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After 15 years we get 5 weeks vacation and 7 holidays per year.
Not too shabby. DH has 5 weeks vacation plus every second Friday off in the summer from mid-May to the end of August (effectively 8 "extra" days of vacation) and 12 stat holidays. He works in the energy industry in Calgary and this is pretty standard up here because the job market is very competitive.

He enjoys the work and the people that he works with but he could be persuaded to RE for the right package since he has a lot of hobbies and there aren't enough hours in the day!
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