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Old 02-16-2011, 03:37 PM   #21
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I tolerate mind numbing meetings and a rising tide of corporat BS. But now the theory is starting to crystalize into reality. It is exciting!
It seams that being this close, I have the flexibility to walk off from a toxic work environment if I choose. That makes it easier to tolerate Megacorp. Still, I know that I will not (and do not want to) "hold on" for more financial security past 2012.
This is kind of a revelation to me.
I can hardly wait to join y'all on the other side.

You have taken the words right out of my mouth!
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:47 PM   #22
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It seams that being this close, I have the flexibility to walk off from a toxic work environment if I choose. That makes it easier to tolerate Megacorp. Still, I know that I will not (and do not want to) "hold on" for more financial security past 2012.
This is kind of a revelation to me.
I can hardly wait to join y'all on the other side.
It's kinda like a footballer running for the touchline that is so far ahead of the chasing backs that he knows he is going to score.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:45 AM   #23
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So I'm at the DMV yesterday and it hits me, the next time i have to do this it won't be 2 hrs of my life lost, it will probably be the highlight of my day.
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So I'm at the DMV yesterday and it hits me, the next time i have to do this it won't be 2 hrs of my life lost, it will probably be the highlight of my day.
Retired or not, the DMV is still the DMV...
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:50 AM   #25
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DH is retiring this year. Earlier this week he turned in his Letter of Intent for next year. He marked Retiring. This also serves as his letter of resignation. He is having mixed feelings about it, now that the decision is official, he said he feels relief at times, but he is also feeling nostalgic and a bit sad.
I expected him to be super excited. He is the one who first brought up retiring (months ago) because his teaching job was not as fulfilling anymore + more reasons. Then I caught the spark and have been fantasizing about it constantly since. I retire in 2012 and hope i feel happy, happy, happy when I turn in my letter.
Hope it's not too long before DH feels pure joy about his decision. He was born to teach, but the work situation is not going to get better in the near future.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:18 PM   #26
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I'm planning on becoming a member of the Class of 2012----last day of active work will be 06-30-2012.
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It's finally here

First it was 2010 then 2011 but now it's 2012 and it's in ink this time. And early for me is 65. Lots of lost free time to make up. One lingering fear what will I do with myself after working full time for 47 years? Leaving Ca to move to the town beneath the red mountains of southern Utah.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:07 PM   #28
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Plan A is to hand in notice in Feb 2012.

Plan B is to delay until Feb 2013 so I can have a bit more money for my vices.

The difference between Plan A and Plan B is the margin for error in the FI part of FIRE.

The Feb date is due to the structure of my remuneration.
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My official last day of work will be 1-6-2012. Counting my college co-op time, it's 31 years with the same company. I'll be 54 years old a week later. Having a really hard time getting motivated to do much work already. Can't wait to be outta here!
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #30
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My official last day of work will be 1-6-2012. Counting my college co-op time, it's 31 years with the same company. I'll be 54 years old a week later. Having a really hard time getting motivated to do much work already. Can't wait to be outta here!

There must be some financial reason why you are working only 6 days into the new year? I have two reasons to work into 2012. The first being the elimination of the 10% penalty on my 401K since I will be in my 55th year. The second reason, if I can make it until the end of August I will be eligible for our retiree health insurance.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #31
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I actually meet my full retirement date on 1-1-2012. Thought I might as well work till the Friday of that week. A couple of years ago, my company offered early retirement packages in the middle of the year. They made them automatically retroactive to anyone that had already retired earlier that year. So just to be safe, I want to have some service time in 2012 on the off chance it happened again....
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:21 AM   #32
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Congrats to all those retiring soon. I wish you the best of time. I bet it's exciting.
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Most likely it will be Jan 2012 for me and DW (she works part time at a very low paying labor of love type job). The only reason I say most likely is I'm not sure about my ability to tolerate driving thru two major road construction projects here in North Texas on my commute to and from work for the remainder of 2011. Actually, we could have retired long ago, but the cost of putting two kids thru college has kept me at it while my heart wasn't 100% in it. When DW and I pull the plug next year our daughter will still have 1.5 yrs to go on her bachelors degree and our son is finishing his MBA this Spring. I am turning 62 in June and have been away from this site for quite a while, but with the goal line now in sight, hope to be a more active participant. I have found this to be a great community for helping to both plan the er and live it.
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So where's your Class of 2012 summary list? Get organized folks...
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:37 PM   #35
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So where's your Class of 2012 summary list? Get organized folks...
Ok I'll bite and probably look stupid. What's a summary list?
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:56 PM   #36
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Exit June 30, 2012 at age 64yrs, and perhaps earlier if I cannot get over the fact that I feel burned out - it's been 41 years.

Perhaps if I fired up the mustang and took a month's holiday and did that trip down highway 101 - yes that might work.
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Ok I'll bite and probably look stupid. What's a summary list?
Like this (look near the end of the thread for the latest list)...The Class of 2011
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As I started this thread, here it is:

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Now you're talking, nice work!!!
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Please count me in. Exit date : July 2012 at age 47.
Interesting. That's my exact target date and I will be 47 as well.
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