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Old 11-11-2012, 06:58 AM   #521
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #522
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Congratulations Rambler! Now, let's just hope the Mayans are wrong about 12-21-12.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:09 AM   #523
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Add me to the list! First day of retirement is Dec 25, Christmas day, age 51.

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #524
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Well, I have resigned effective 12/1/12. I'm calling it a sabbatical, but in my mind it's a possible retirement. After achieving FI a couple of years ago, I spent 18 months quietly wrapping up my old role for the acquiring company. It was dull, but the incentives to finish were significant, and I enjoyed the way my personal life opened up when I worked a straight 40 hour schedule. I have spent the past six months working for a chaotic young company in a much more demanding role.

Taking the new position was a mistake. The satisfaction that comes from earning money is modest now, and my level of patience for common workplace stressors like people with personal agendas at odds with the organization's best interest has declined a lot. If I take paying work in the future, it will need to be something I would be happy to do for free.

I'm looking forward to getting involved with my daughter's last year of home school (8th grade) and otherwise puttering. I'm not going to make any new commitments for a while.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:01 PM   #525
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Well, I have resigned effective 12/1/12. I'm calling it a sabbatical, but in my mind it's a possible retirement. .
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #526
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Well, I have resigned effective 12/1/12. I'm calling it a sabbatical, but in my mind it's a possible retirement. After achieving FI a couple of years ago, I spent 18 months quietly wrapping up my old role for the acquiring company. It was dull, but the incentives to finish were significant, and I enjoyed the way my personal life opened up when I worked a straight 40 hour schedule. I have spent the past six months working for a chaotic young company in a much more demanding role.

Taking the new position was a mistake. The satisfaction that comes from earning money is modest now, and my level of patience for common workplace stressors like people with personal agendas at odds with the organization's best interest has declined a lot. If I take paying work in the future, it will need to be something I would be happy to do for free.

I'm looking forward to getting involved with my daughter's last year of home school (8th grade) and otherwise puttering. I'm not going to make any new commitments for a while.
Good for you! Christmas day will be my first day of retirement, and I can hardly wait. I couldn't agree more with your comment on taking paying work in the future only if it something you'd be happy to do for free. The office politics, bureaucracy, stress, and pressure are no longer tolerable and work that I would be happy to do for free would not contain elements of that nature.

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Drum roll....... Meadbh just joined the class of 2012!

My original plan was to ER 16 months from now, but this j*b just wasn't a good fit and so the organization and I have agreed to go our separate ways. I am looking forward to a healthier lifestyle, more time with friends and family, and freedom! I may do some consulting, but have no plans to take on a high pressure j*b again.

I am so thankful to be FIRE!
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My original plan was to ER 16 months from now, but this j*b just wasn't a good fit and so the organization and I have agreed to go our separate ways. I am looking forward to a healthier lifestyle, more time with friends and family, and freedom! I may do some consulting, but have no plans to take on a high pressure j*b again.

I am so thankful to be FIRE!
Congratulations! I think that you had to move to take that job. Will you stay at your new location?
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Drum roll....... Meadbh just joined the class of 2012!

My original plan was to ER 16 months from now, but this j*b just wasn't a good fit and so the organization and I have agreed to go our separate ways. I am looking forward to a healthier lifestyle, more time with friends and family, and freedom! I may do some consulting, but have no plans to take on a high pressure j*b again.

I am so thankful to be FIRE!
WOW!!! Congratulations! Soon you will be experiencing a wonderful and lower stress lifestyle, in retirement.
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Congratulations! I think that you had to move to take that job. Will you stay at your new location?
No plans to move at present. It's a good ER location with lots to do, mild winters, hot summers and a major airport.
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Ooooh, yeah! Great way to end the year
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Drum roll....... Meadbh just joined the class of 2012!

My original plan was to ER 16 months from now, but this j*b just wasn't a good fit and so the organization and I have agreed to go our separate ways. I am looking forward to a healthier lifestyle, more time with friends and family, and freedom! I may do some consulting, but have no plans to take on a high pressure j*b again.

I am so thankful to be FIRE!
Congratulations!!! I hear you on "maybe a little consulting but no plans to take on a high pressure j*b". Same here...no more pressure! I'll be right behind you on 25 Dec, my first day of FIRE. Can't wait!

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Congrats!

Once one has reached the point of FI, the RE part is just a matter of when one decides to walk off a job. To be able to leave on one's own terms when one feels like it is great! It's an option that many highly-paid people would never know because they do not practice LBYM. Should we pity them? Nah!
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Sounds great. Enjoy!
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My original plan was to ER 16 months from now, but this j*b just wasn't a good fit and so the organization and I have agreed to go our separate ways. I am looking forward to a healthier lifestyle, more time with friends and family, and freedom! I may do some consulting, but have no plans to take on a high pressure j*b again.

I am so thankful to be FIRE!
Congratulations !
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Drum roll....... Meadbh just joined the class of 2012!

My original plan was to ER 16 months from now, but this j*b just wasn't a good fit and so the organization and I have agreed to go our separate ways. I am looking forward to a healthier lifestyle, more time with friends and family, and freedom! I may do some consulting, but have no plans to take on a high pressure j*b again.

I am so thankful to be FIRE!
Another congratulations, hoping ER is everything you hoped it would be.
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