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Old 11-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #261
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120 days to go! But some of them will be pretty busy.
Seeing all this I just had to say, 71 working days to go, Working 10 days in December and once 2013 hits it should fly by. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself but then I see the DW sleeping when I leave to go to w*rk (she the class of 2012) and I know it really is coming.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:19 PM   #262
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Seeing all this I just had to say, 71 working days to go, Working 10 days in December and once 2013 hits it should fly by. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself but then I see the DW sleeping when I leave to go to w*rk (she the class of 2012) and I know it really is coming.

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Yeah, well....check this out: 51 days to go, and 19 working days!

(however, I may decide to work just a little longer....)
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #263
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Yeah, well....check this out: 51 days to go, and 19 working days!

(however, I may decide to work just a little longer....)
Sounds like a commitment to me.

Or...not
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #264
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March 15th for me - 60 work days. But it turns out to be:
  • 3 more weeks of work,
  • 1 week vacation (Xmas),
  • 4 weeks work (couple of vacation days here and there)
  • 2 weeks vacation (cruise)
  • 4 weeks work (couple of vacation days here and there)
Officially announced to my team today. Feeling pretty good now that I can talk about it at work.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:02 PM   #265
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My official retirement date!

I turned in my written retirement notice and Friday March 1, 2013 will be my last day at work. I will then take my 6 weeks of vacation making my official final day sometime in mid April. As of today I have 58 more get up days left. I am relieved that it is out in the open. I can't wait to start my new life. I have a busy spring and summer planned. My hobby farm (peach orchard) will keep me busy until September and then I can just do whatever until next spring. The hobby farm is not work to me, I love being outside, and I especially like being able to do things when and how I like. For the first time in my life things will happen on my schedule. I have really enjoyed this forum. I hope to be able to do more posting in the future.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #266
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I forgot to mention that I seem to be getting over that empty and uncertain feeling that I reported back in October. We just returned from a three week vacation which gave me a lot of time to rest and think about things. I plan on taking a few extra days off over the holidays so December should go fast. Now that I have given notice my replacement will need to start carrying more of the load. Either way I am ready to leave and really looking forward to spring.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:02 PM   #267
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I gave my notice about 4 weeks ago. Last day is April 25 -- less than 5 months to go. It was a relief to make it official. However, recently three different family issues (all non-financial) materialized to put a bit of a damper on things, but I am trying hard not to let them extinguish the anticipation of ER. I guess that is just life.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #268
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I stilll haven't said anything to my boss yet.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:46 PM   #269
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I told the boss that retirement starts July 1st. I'll take the first few weeks of January off and the month of June. Was able to work out a nice deal to move off into a transitional assignment doing special projects starting in January.

After 35 years of rotating shift work in nuclear subs, nuke power plants and transmission power grid operations it will be nice to come to work and not have to worry about dealing with the next crisis!

I think the next six months are going to fly by!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #270
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I'm also checking out March 1. However, I only have 2 years with this company and for several other reasons it is not in my interest to give them much of a heads-up. So it'll just be the standard 2 weeks notice for me.
I'm so psyched for that next stage of my life.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #271
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Waiting on the day

I envy that you have dates set. I should find out next week if I will be 'terminated' sometime in January/February. If not, I'll go ahead and pull the trigger myself. I could have as few as 13 work days left, or at most 42....
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #272
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I haven't posted in a while. DH will talk to the VP after the first of the year about his desire to retire in 2013. The review cycle will be complete March 1st, so he will administer the merits for his staff and hopes to be outta there by April 1st. The only reason he would stay longer or perhaps even shorter is if a package is offered as a result of sequestration.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:12 AM   #273
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5 more months???

Apathy or Greed

Ha! this has become the "quote" around the house. I'm thought I was going to get terminated this week, now they are saying June 1. I have enough money saved now, today, ready to go, but I'd be banking $800 dollars a day for the next 5 months if I stay. I'm going to take it 6 weeks at a time, and set me up a hidey hole bank account just for me - for frivolous spending - vacations/clothes/kid support/new bike/charity -- I think that is the only way I can keep myself motivated. That and I would get 2 more vacations paid for by the company. I'm thinking Tasmania and Ningaloo Reef, but honestly, I just want to go home.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:21 AM   #274
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Increase in BS or just no longer tolerant of it
It sure seems to me that there's been a recent increase of unnecessary BS going on in my company. Then I realized that with 2 1/2 months to go, maybe it just seems that way to me.
In any event, heretofore I would have done something about it. Now, I'm just keeping quiet. It simultaneously bothers me (I've always jumped in to fix these issues during my career) but also feels great.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:55 AM   #275
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tick tick tick.....
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:30 AM   #276
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Just wanted to add my name to the 2013 class. It looks like I won't be part of the 2012 any longer

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:44 AM   #277
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Just wanted to add my name to the 2013 class. It looks like I won't be part of the 2012 any longer
As another drop out from the class of 2012, I share your pain.

Rather strangely, two senior guys are flying out to Hong Kong in early January to "discuss" my "proposed" retirement with me. I have no idea why.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #278
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Added my name to the list since I dropped out of the 2012 class, official date is now 4/30/13. Also, it appears I am the elder statesman in this class at 63, but I actually retired when I was 54 and decided to go back to work since the mental adjustment was not yet in alignment with RE, as incredible as that may sound.

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #279
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With only 49 get up days left I am starting to see my work place differently. More like an outsider. I am starting to mentally leave the building. And I must say as an outsider I am really disappointed at what I see. The lying, back stabbing, and brown nosing is pathetic. Now more then ever I don't know how I was able to work there for 28 years. I guess you can do some amazing things when you have to. The sad thing is I would'nt of had to. I now realize I could of started my own business and been more successful. Oh we'll, you can't change yesterday. I am so looking forward to my new life beginning at the end of my last work day of March 1st.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:17 AM   #280
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What do folks think about adding in their retirement dates to the list. That way we have scheduled virtual retirement parties


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11. KM - 55 - March 15, 2013
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