Originally Posted by PERSonalTime
Thanks for the response. Is there a reason for submitting the application so close to the retirement date?
Yes, I have been a caretaker for my father for many years, on top of being a high level manager with all the headaches that entails. Another manager had unexpected medical issues that required me to step in. I knew that the additional workload, plus dad-care would push me over the edge. I had been starting to experience some stress-related health issues from the workload and decided I didn't want to destroy my health for an organization that hasn't given a cola since 2007. I had pre-planned going to Calpers retirement seminars and 'running the numbers' in advance. The 2-weeks notice was because I was waiting to hear if we'd get a cola for that year or not. When I heard 'not', I gave notice. I already have part-time job offers from other employers so it made fiscal sense, too. Still deciding if I want to work though- retirement is pretty nice, I don't need the money or the stress and summer is on the way...