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Old 06-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #421
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Just sat through a rather confusing and depressing staff meeting about next year. I tried very hard not to gloat, or at least not to show it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #422
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Chuck.

During the last couple weeks of school, some of my co-workers would ask me to wipe that grin off your face.

We were getting pumped up about summer and i was thinking about this summer vacation wasn't coming to an end!!

---of course, it will someday, but God willing, not for awhile....
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #423
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add me to the Class of 2012. My last day is June 15.

I had been trying to hold on but an illogical organization change earlier this year and having to sit through 3 solid days of Objective setting over a 3 week period finally did me in.

My FIRE numbers have been good for quite a while so 10 more work days!

DW has been in favor of this for a while
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My retirement party

Forgive me if i already posted this....like yesterday, lol. I had requested NO RETIREMENT PARTY, so they used the end-of-the-year-party to say farewell. This is what I received from different groups. Makes me to smile to remember:

$40 gift certificate to liquor store in neighboring county
$30 gift certificate to " "
$25 Fandango gift card
pregnancy test
3 travel magazines
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Illustrated Guide to Kama Sutra (some of the pages had Post-It Notes marking "good things to try"

They are bad, bad, bad, fun, fun, fun (ex) co-workers
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:18 AM   #425
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17 days to go, I have just finished a week on call and it has been brutal. The first farewell will be on Friday and I have yet to work on my farewell speech, I would have been happy to walk off in the sunset but I feel strongly about thanking the people who made my work so much more enjoyable and interesting.

My working life for the past 20 years has been spent working as a male amongst many women, and I have enjoyed their companionship, their dedication and their selflessness, and I cannot praise them highly enough. There always seem to be negative perceptions about women by men, but I have found most of them to be trustworthy, intelligent, hardworking and stimulating companions and they have enriched my life.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:08 AM   #426
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I am diving into the pool finally !


I had originally planned on retiring in December of 2011 but my wife had a premonition that she was going to need very serious surgery this year. I agreed to stay a bit longer just to see if she needed an operation she was expecting all her life and she was right. She went through the surgery in March and is recovering very well. It is finally time to pull the plug on my job of 23 years.


I am 55 going on 15 again.. looking forward to making decisions as … Do I ride my bicycle today or go to the beach? My wife is understandably nervous but I have always monitored my spending and savings meticulously and feel very comfortable with our financial plan. We have lots of decisions we will make after I retire related to where we will live, but we have a large RV which will give us some flexibility in retirement. I don’t intend to “full time” but will probably take some extended trips.


Many thanks to the regular posters on the board, this site has been an inspiration. Not sure about anyone else, but it always seems that when I am reading the board I usually end up in a spreadsheet doing yet another calculation.


I am targeting my final day to be August 10, 2012. I intend to give my notice of retirement at the end of this month. It has been a long time coming to reach this point and I am already getting a feeling of calmness over me as the stress of the large projects I work will no longer be with me. I really think folks at the office will be shocked when I tell them (most think I was planning a couple of years out). More to come….
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #427
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Just worked my last Monday.
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Your LAST Monday is HUGE!!!

yay!
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #429
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Just worked my last day! Now it is summer vacation.

Not yet officially retired, that happens in about 2 months, but I don't have to work anymore.
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Just worked my last day! Now it is summer vacation.

Not yet officially retired, that happens in about 2 months, but I don't have to work anymore.
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Congrats! I worked my last day on March 30th and I can tell you that nearly three months in, I am loving it.

We were at a BBQ party last and someone asked me what I least liked about retirement and I genuinely couldn't come up with a thing.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #432
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Forgive me if i already posted this....like yesterday, lol. I had requested NO RETIREMENT PARTY, so they used the end-of-the-year-party to say farewell. This is what I received from different groups. Makes me to smile to remember:

$40 gift certificate to liquor store in neighboring county
$30 gift certificate to " "
$25 Fandango gift card
pregnancy test
3 travel magazines
insulated beach bag
Illustrated Guide to Kama Sutra (some of the pages had Post-It Notes marking "good things to try"

They are bad, bad, bad, fun, fun, fun (ex) co-workers
Party at OHYES's house!

The gifts, the screen name (OhYes), it all seems to go together.

Enjoy retirement!
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Party at OHYES's house!

The gifts, the screen name (OhYes), it all seems to go together.

Enjoy retirement!
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:50 AM   #434
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Thank you and congrats to all indeed! Please do enjoy it as you all have w*rk so hard to get to this point.
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This is the last (but by no means the first ) non-work-related Internet forum post that I shall make from my office desk. I already have my "retiree" building access badge (MegaOrg lets our retired staff come in to the building - but it doesn't open the doors at weekends, so I can only come in to "not work" 5 days a week) instead of my staff badge, and when DW gets back from the gym I will place my last box of personal stuff in it and drive off. Drinks start in 3 hours time here.

So, I hereby declare myself a member of the class of 2012. Can someone add my name to the list? I'm afraid to edit it myself in case I break something (says the guy who's been programming computers since 1975).
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This is the last (but by no means the first ) non-work-related Internet forum post that I shall make from my office desk. I already have my "retiree" building access badge (MegaOrg lets our retired staff come in to the building - but it doesn't open the doors at weekends, so I can only come in to "not work" 5 days a week) instead of my staff badge, and when DW gets back from the gym I will place my last box of personal stuff in it and drive off. Drinks start in 3 hours time here.

So, I hereby declare myself a member of the class of 2012. Can someone add my name to the list? I'm afraid to edit it myself in case I break something (says the guy who's been programming computers since 1975).
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