55 in less than a week....
Here's the scenario. We're in the midwest, but really want to move back to Texas. Had my plans lined up to walk in April 1 and give notice. Buy a place in TX Hill Country, sell the house we're in now. Money isn't an issue, investments in good shape. We'll be fine.
Now - there's a job on TX Gulf Coast. Would be a transfer with good relocation benefits to a job I can do with one eye closed. Similar pay rate. Given that homes don't sell here typically in less than 6 months, this has some appeal as the relo has a 90 day buyout clause. Must work at least a year after the relo or you're on the hook for the relo cost.
Boss knows I want to move and my age. So he's hopefully smart enough to realize that he better help grease the wheels for the TX job to keep me around awhile and available for interviewing, training and for phone and e-mail assistance. If I ER, I won't be too interested or available for dealing with all the stuff that no one else seems to be able to handle in my absence(s).
So, my ER this year may be delayed a year or two. We'll see, I'll be happy either way, so it's not a bad position to be in. Would be nice to rack up the $$ for a yaer or two more. I know, I know - it's the old "one more year" syndrome.