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Old 07-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #441
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #442
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You can add me. 8/1/2012 I am taking my remaining vacation right now. I have only two more days to go in. Turn in stuff, ect.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:12 PM   #443
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Well gave my notice today... It's official I will be retired in 2 months!! After preparing for this for years it will finally become true. My manager was very professional and understanding of my reasons for leaving... I still need to keep it quiet for at least a month to avoid the lame duck syndrome... Still have a lot to accomplish before I leave. I am definitely in the class of 2012..
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #444
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36 work days and counting...
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #445
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Count me in the class of 2012. Last day of work was April 3rd, 2012....
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #446
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Count me in the class of 2012. Last day of work was April 3rd, 2012....
Congratulations, HighRoller, and welcome to the club.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:39 AM   #447
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count me in - June 15 - was the last day the alarm clock rang!!

almost at the 30 day mark and loving every minute of it !!
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:53 AM   #448
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Congratulations Highroller! How has retirement going for you? Was the adjustment easy?

30 days, jwkde!?!?! That will soooo fly by!
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:01 AM   #449
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Ohyes, my adjustment to retirement life has been great so far.... The days are usually busy and the time seems to fly by. Makes me wonder how I had any time for my personal hobbies and taking care of my place in the country before I retired.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:53 AM   #450
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HR, It is great to see you enjoying your retirement. I just started mine (though technically I am on vacation and not yet retired). Like you, I wonder where I got the time while I was working. There were so many things I simply did not do due to work obligations.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #451
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Hi,

I just introduced myself in the "Hi, I am" forum but wanted to add myself to the 2012 class. I'm very excited to be giving my notice on 8/5 at age 43 and leaving after my 30 day resignation (or sooner if they don't need me to stick around).

I am taking the liberty to update the list with myself and also HighRoller, jwkde, Lazarus, xyz

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aeross 60 1/31/12
amfox1 2/29/12
AnIntentionalRoad 9/5/2012
Aviator 9/1/12
Aruba50 4/12
Bellbarbara 4/12
Beowolf 2/29/12
BigNick 6/30/12
Blackwoodt 09/28/12
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Chris2008 7/12
Chuckanut 9/12
CitizenK 3/12
Da Nag 5/1/12
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DFW M5
fwest 2/27/12
Gary M
Grandlakeokie 4/1
GT1 Doug 5/11/12
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Ksols 6/12
Lagniappe (4/23/12)
Lazarus 8/1/2012
LeapDay2012 2/29/12 (46)
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mh 2/10/12
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Ohyes 7/1/12
Oldtrig 2/29/12
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Pegcarddave 3/1/12
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Plattj 1
potto 0213
psweath 3/1/12
RynoSeattle 2/1/12
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teejayevans 3/2/12
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:06 PM   #452
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This class is looking nice and impressive! Congratulations to you all
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #453
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Thanks for adding me in... 31 more work days to go !!
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:17 AM   #454
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I have been transferred to the class of 2013. DH decided to retire in 2013, so "one more year" for me - unless my employer offers a nice package during the next months.
Enjoy!


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aeross 60 1/31/12
amfox1 2/29/12
AnIntentionalRoad 9/5/2012
Aviator 9/1/12
Aruba50 4/12
Bellbarbara 4/12
Beowolf 2/29/12
BigNick 6/30/12
Blackwoodt 09/28/12
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Chainsbegone 6/12
Cato 6/30/2012
Chuckanut 9/12
CitizenK 3/12
Da Nag 5/1/12
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DFW M5
fwest 2/27/12
Gary M
Grandlakeokie 4/1
GT1 Doug 5/11/12
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Ksols 6/12
Lagniappe (4/23/12)
Lazarus 8/1/2012
LeapDay2012 2/29/12 (46)
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Mexico 7/12
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Ohyes 7/1/12
Oldtrig 2/29/12
Palomalou 5/12
Pegcarddave 3/1/12
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Plattj 1
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psweath 3/1/12
RynoSeattle 2/1/12
RootyToot 10/31
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #455
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A quick update for me. I told my boss I was giving my 30 day resignation in August when my 1 year anniversary of the company acquisition is. He wants to get me off payroll ASAP, as I've already largely transitioned all my duties to others.

So, the way it is shaping up, I may be walking out for the final time on 8/6...just a few weeks away.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #456
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I'm back..... I thought the DW was going to nix my plans but we just went to see her 83 y/o mother in a recovery hospital - where's she's been for a month - and it got her to thinking that maybe we SHOULD take advantage of whatever opportunity we have. I'm working on becoming a certified personal trainer (at age 58!) and have a small side business teaching licensing classes for the State so I'd still be bringing in some income. She likely would, too, just don't know how yet. She's faculty so she could possibly just cut back and not teach summers at all. Looking more like June of 2013 now!
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #457
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Well the boss talked me into working thru the end of the year. I will still be in the class of 2012 but just a bit later than planned. Soooo 87 work days to go (lots of vacation left too).... The good news is the 5 short months (including a nice bonus) will add significantly to the nest egg!! I only accepted this offer as my health is improving nicely (blood pressure down and lost 25 pounds in 8 weeks) as I have really improved diet and exercise.
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First day of retirement!

Today is the first day of retirement for me.

I have had a job since I was 13 and now am 55 this month. Still in shock, but I will get used to it.

Had some luck along the way. Never laid off or fired. Never divorced. Good health. Took a lot of planning but there is always an element of chance to it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #459
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Congratulations, Lazarus!

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Old 08-01-2012, 08:25 AM   #460
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Today is the first day of retirement for me.

I have had a job since I was 13 and now am 55 this month. Still in shock, but I will get used to it.

Had some luck along the way. Never laid off or fired. Never divorced. Good health. Took a lot of planning but there is always an element of chance to it.
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