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Old 02-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #241
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BB, sounds good. It looks like I will make my retirement plans formal in mid March.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:56 PM   #242
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9 more days and I will be retired (age 56) from IBM after 28 years of service. I am very grateful for the career I've had as well as the remnants of a pension plan that I will continue to enjoy. Each day the excitement just grows and grows!!!
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #243
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Oldtrig, that is a gorgeous baby!

And rescueme, please give "Mrs Rescue" my congratulations. My DH is in his 2nd year of retirement and it took him a while but he's learned to play. And some days he just lets some time evaporate - that's another quote I picked up at er.org, I don't know who said it first but it fits well.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:15 PM   #244
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Six more working days for me at age 64.5 . I am not what you call the early retiree but I will be retired.
I doubt I could have made it happen in my 50's but hopefully I will be ok in my mid 60's. over an out oldtrig
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #245
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Thanks Sue J , She is a doll. My wife cannot see enought of her and I feel the same way. I hope to have much more time as of next week. oldtrig
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #246
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Taking my chances in 2012 myself, Eligible for a pension in August. Work for the state of Illinois and as you may know, Illinois is broke, wanting to change the pension plans for current state employees. I will go talk to retirement next month, but as of now I think I will retire 07/31/2012 after 32 years before they change the rules.
Get out while you can, Ron. I am a retired city of chicago employee. Wow, 32 years, enyoy your life. Good Luck.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:45 AM   #247
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> 9 more days and I will be retired (age 56) from IBM after 28 years of service.

I worked for IBM too. I could not make it. I worked for a SW company that was acquired and just was unhappy with the culture. I quit.

Good for you!!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:38 AM   #248
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Congratulations, Oldtrig! Your granddaughter is adorable.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:40 AM   #249
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I am not of this class as you all can tell by my name. But oh, how I enjoy reading this thread. The excitement expressed by each of you who are about to ER this year really motivates me to stay on track with my own ER. Have a wonderful day EVERYONE!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:19 AM   #250
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Six more working days for me at age 64.5 . I am not what you call the early retiree but I will be retired.
I doubt I could have made it happen in my 50's but hopefully I will be ok in my mid 60's. over an out oldtrig
good for you. I still have a little under 18 weeks (with 2 vacations in between)
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:12 AM   #251
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Six more working days for me at age 64.5 . I am not what you call the early retiree but I will be retired.
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With so many folks declaring they will have to work into their 80s to retire, we can probably consider you an early retiree

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9 more days and I will be retired (age 56) from IBM after 28 years of service. I am very grateful for the career I've had as well as the remnants of a pension plan that I will continue to enjoy. Each day the excitement just grows and grows!!!
IBM was a major supplier to my mega-corp and I have many fond memories of IBM friends over the years. Glad to hear you were able to stick it out despite what they did to a once very beneficial pension plan. Congrats and good luck to you!
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #252
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9 more days and I will be retired (age 56) from IBM after 28 years of service. I am very grateful for the career I've had as well as the remnants of a pension plan that I will continue to enjoy. Each day the excitement just grows and grows!!!
Congrats! I left IBM after 19 years when my desk was to be in the northwest instead of the southeast. I have the calculated defined benefit thing waiting for me at 65. It is not too much money, hehe. I'd have over 30 years if I had stayed.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #253
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YAY for me! Best of all news, re-org today - my job is eliminated. So I get my bonus, options and a package and don't have to wait until April 15 to give notice.

Could it be any more perfect? Consider me retired!!!!!!!!! Well, next week anyway
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:25 AM   #255
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Get out while you can, Ron. I am a retired city of chicago employee. Wow, 32 years, enyoy your life. Good Luck.
Thanks Ripper, I actually went out and talked to retirement last Friday, got all my numbers, and can say I now plan to be retired on August 1st 2012
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YAY for me! Best of all news, re-org today - my job is eliminated. So I get my bonus, options and a package and don't have to wait until April 15 to give notice.

Could it be any more perfect? Consider me retired!!!!!!!!! Well, next week anyway
Congratulations! This sure turned out beautifully for you.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #257
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BellBarbara - what awesome news!!! That was my dreamed-for strategy, but it never came to pass. So happy it did for you!!!
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Congratulations! Awesome to get the unexpected boost, when you were ready to leave anyway!
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Congratulations, BellBarbara! I am so happy for you.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:16 AM   #260
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YAY for me! Best of all news, re-org today - my job is eliminated. So I get my bonus, options and a package and don't have to wait until April 15 to give notice.

Could it be any more perfect? Consider me retired!!!!!!!!! Well, next week anyway
Wonderful news! Most people would be crushed if their job is eliminated, but you get to celebrate!

I hope your last week goes smoothly and your bonus, options and package all come tied up in a big red bow.

Congratulations
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