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Old 04-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #541
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1. martyb - 55 - SOMETIME in 2013
2. DFA - 54
3. Chris2008 - 54
4. mystang52 (Glenn) - 60
5. SteveNU - 56
6. T-bird - 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIREMENT DATE: 5/31/13
8. Coaster - 53 RETIREMENT DATE: 6 AUG 2013
9. Helen - 56
10. Rita-61
11. KM - 55 - March 15, 2013 - RETIRED
12. Lau_Ann - 55
13. Ronstar - 57
14. Spokane2303 - 56
15. Donna - 58
16. ChrisC (and DW) - 58
17. Bikeknit - 60
18. Traineeinvestor - 47 - September 30, 2013
19. Sheehs1 - 58
20. smurray5991 - 57
21. obgyn65 - 48
22. DFW_M5 - 63 last day April 29
23. Cjack-49
24. urn2bfree - 52 - December 1, 2013
25. ChainsBeGone-48
26. Seraphim - 57
27. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
28. BTravlin - 55
29. kyounge1956 - will be 57 - spring
30. jon-nyc - 44 - RETIRED 3/29/13
31. Rickochet - 58 DW - 53 (She wants to work!!)
32. Lcountz
33. boatfishandnature - July 31
34. Jager (Jeff) - 60 - November 1, 2013
35. Live And Learn - 50 - Targeting August 15 (OMG I can't believe it !)
36. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
37. Nikki J - 56- April 19
38. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
39. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
40. Nikita - 59 April 5
41. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
42. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
43. F-One - Retiring in early June
44. luckydude - 45 - Oct 1 2013
45. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
46. 48Fire - 52 - Sometime this summer
47. SoReady - 57 - May 17, 2013
48. Linny727 - 54.5 - December, 30, 2013
49. Big Al. 58. Retiring May 3rd, 2013
50. NW Landlardy, 59 - Fired as of 4/11/13
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:34 PM   #542
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Last day at work is tomorrow
Congratulations DFW_M5! How was your first day of freedom?
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:41 PM   #543
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DH has 40 workdays left to go, and he's pretty much so excited he can't stand it. We leave for a massive road trip just a few days after his last day, so he'll have very little downtime to adjust to leaving the job.
Congrats to all of you!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:41 PM   #544
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I have 880 hours left of work per my contract and don't want to work all of them by year's end. At 2 days a week, I'll pull the plug totally around 4/1/2014. So I'm withdrawing from the class of 2013 (but may be back if things change)

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1. martyb - 55 - SOMETIME in 2013
2. DFA - 54
3. Chris2008 - 54
4. mystang52 (Glenn) - 60
5. SteveNU - 56
6. T-bird - 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIREMENT DATE: 5/31/13
8. Coaster - 53 RETIREMENT DATE: 6 AUG 2013
9. Helen - 56
10. Rita-61
11. KM - 55 - March 15, 2013 - RETIRED
12. Lau_Ann - 55
13. Spokane2303 - 56
14. Donna - 58
15. ChrisC (and DW) - 58
16. Bikeknit - 60
17. Traineeinvestor - 47 - September 30, 2013
18. Sheehs1 - 58
19. smurray5991 - 57
20. obgyn65 - 48
21. DFW_M5 - 63 last day April 29
22. Cjack-49
23. urn2bfree - 52 - December 1, 2013
24. ChainsBeGone-48
25. Seraphim - 57
26. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
27. BTravlin - 55
28. kyounge1956 - will be 57 - spring
29. jon-nyc - 44 - RETIRED 3/29/13
30. Rickochet - 58 DW - 53 (She wants to work!!)
31. Lcountz
32. boatfishandnature - July 31
33. Jager (Jeff) - 60 - November 1, 2013
34. Live And Learn - 50 - Targeting August 15 (OMG I can't believe it !)
35. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
36. Nikki J - 56- April 19
37. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
38. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
39. Nikita - 59 April 5
40. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
41. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
42. F-One - Retiring in early June
43. luckydude - 45 - Oct 1 2013
44. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
45. 48Fire - 52 - Sometime this summer
46. SoReady - 57 - May 17, 2013
47. Linny727 - 54.5 - December, 30, 2013
48. Big Al. 58. Retiring May 3rd, 2013
49. NW Landlady, 59 - Fired as of 4/11/13
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:23 PM   #545
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Ronstar, its a matter of choice for you which is so much more than most of America can say ! I hope the class of 2014 treats you well
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:44 PM   #546
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Ronstar, its a matter of choice for you which is so much more than most of America can say ! I hope the class of 2014 treats you well
Thanks - DW has pension reasons to wait until 2014, so it makes sense for me to stretch it out until then (but I envy you 2013ers)
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:15 AM   #547
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Congratulations DFW_M5! How was your first day of freedom?
Thanks CBG. Slept till 6:30 AM vs my normal 5:00 AM, went to gym in the moring and then pruned the front yard shrubs in the afternoon. I did not miss my commute one bit.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #548
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I announced my retirement date at w*rk yesterday! Was giddy and smiling all day long. Though it is 8 months from now (I'm a department head and we need to do some longevity planning), I wanted to make real for me. Now it is not just a concept - it's reality!!!! Folks were already asking what kind of party I wanted.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:28 PM   #549
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Thanks CBG. Slept till 6:30 AM vs my normal 5:00 AM, went to gym in the moring and then pruned the front yard shrubs in the afternoon. I did not miss my commute one bit.

Sounds like a perfect 1st day!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #550
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1. martyb - 55 - SOMETIME in 2013
2. DFA - 54
3. Chris2008 - 54
4. mystang52 (Glenn) - 60
5. SteveNU - 56
6. T-bird - 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIREMENT DATE: 5/31/13
8. Coaster - 53 RETIREMENT DATE: 6 AUG 2013
9. Helen - 56
10. Rita-61
11. KM - 55 - March 15, 2013 - RETIRED
12. Lau_Ann - 55
13. Spokane2303 - 56
14. Donna - 58
15. ChrisC (and DW) - 58
16. Bikeknit - 60
17. Traineeinvestor - 47 - September 30, 2013
18. Sheehs1 - 58
19. smurray5991 - 57
20. obgyn65 - 48
21. DFW_M5 - 63 last day April 29
22. Cjack-49
23. urn2bfree - 52 - December 1, 2013
24. ChainsBeGone-48
25. Seraphim - 57
26. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
27. BTravlin - 55
28. kyounge1956 - will be 57 - spring May 2, 2013
29. jon-nyc - 44 - RETIRED 3/29/13
30. Rickochet - 58 DW - 53 (She wants to work!!)
31. Lcountz
32. boatfishandnature - July 31
33. Jager (Jeff) - 60 - November 1, 2013
34. Live And Learn - 50 - Targeting August 15 (OMG I can't believe it !)
35. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
36. Nikki J - 56- April 19
37. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
38. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
39. Nikita - 59 April 5
40. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
41. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
42. F-One - Retiring in early June
43. luckydude - 45 - Oct 1 2013
44. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
45. 48Fire - 52 - Sometime this summer
46. SoReady - 57 - May 17, 2013
47. Linny727 - 54.5 - December, 30, 2013
48. Big Al. 58. Retiring May 3rd, 2013
49. NW Landlady, 59 - Fired as of 4/11/13
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:21 PM   #551
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The average of all those with ages posted (46 out of the 49 retirees of the class of 2013) is 54.6 years old. Mighty impressive!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:14 AM   #552
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Well I did it! After 30 years of preparation (saving and LBYM) and 34 years of employment at the same institution, I completed this phase of my life. Tomorrow I am officially ER'd and the next chapters of my life begin. I am looking forward to them.

I just got home from a nice retirement party after which my mom asked if I was sad. I answered in a word - No. I was more than ready even though over those 34 years, there were many more good days than bad, and I enjoyed most of my duties. It was a great place to work and I enjoyed the autonomy I accrued over the years.
Sooooo happy for you! Congratulations!!!!
Here's to the next phase of your life, Yeah
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Updated list:
1. martyb - 55 - SOMETIME in 2013
2. DFA - 54
3. Chris2008 - 54
4. mystang52 (Glenn) - 60
5. SteveNU - 56
6. T-bird - 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIREMENT DATE: 5/31/13
8. Coaster - 53 RETIREMENT DATE: 6 AUG 2013
9. Helen - 56
10. Rita-61
11. KM - 55 - March 15, 2013 - RETIRED
12. Lau_Ann - 55
13. Spokane2303 - 56
14. Donna - 58
15. ChrisC (and DW) - 58
16. Bikeknit - 60
17. Traineeinvestor - 47 - September 30, 2013
18. Sheehs1 - 58
19. smurray5991 - 57
20. obgyn65 - 48
21. DFW_M5 - 63 last day April 29
22. Cjack-49
23. urn2bfree - 52 - December 1, 2013
24. ChainsBeGone-48
25. Seraphim - 57
26. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
27. BTravlin - 55
28. kyounge1956 - will be 57 - spring May 2, 2013
29. jon-nyc - 44 - RETIRED 3/29/13
30. Rickochet - 58 DW - 53 (She wants to work!!)
31. Lcountz
32. boatfishandnature - July 31
33. Jager (Jeff) - 60 - November 1, 2013
34. Live And Learn - 50 - Targeting August 15 (OMG I can't believe it !)
35. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
36. Nikki J - 56- April 19
37. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
38. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
39. Nikita - 59 April 5
40. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
41. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
42. F-One - Retiring in early June
43. luckydude - 45 - Oct 1 2013
44. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
45. 48Fire - 52 - Sometime this summer
46. SoReady - 57 - May 17, 2013
47. Linny727 - 54.5 - December, 30, 2013
48. Big Al. 58. Retiring May 3rd, 2013
49. NW Landlady, 59 - Fired as of 4/11/13

Add one more MRG is retired as of 05/01/2013. Still figuring out when to wake up!.
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Count me in. Retired, last working day was 4/26/13. 66 years old.
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Between handing over some of my management roles and not being staffed on projects that are likely to run past my 30 September retirement date, for all practical purposes I am now working part time and am keeping a few books in the office to fill in the spare time - the last five months are shaping up to be the least stressful of my career.
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Between handing over some of my management roles and not being staffed on projects that are likely to run past my 30 September retirement date, for all practical purposes I am now working part time and am keeping a few books in the office to fill in the spare time - the last five months are shaping up to be the least stressful of my career.
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This class is doing great! I hope your list at least triples during the rest of 2013 - hang in there
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The word has leaked out that I am retiring this year. When people ask me "what are you going to do", I respond "whatever I want !".
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #560
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I've updated the list (see below). Congratulations to the new additions !!!


Updated list:
1. martyb - 55 - SOMETIME in 2013
2. DFA - 54
3. Chris2008 - 54
4. mystang52 (Glenn) - 60
5. SteveNU - 56
6. T-bird - 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIREMENT DATE: 5/31/13
8. Coaster - 53 RETIREMENT DATE: 6 AUG 2013
9. Helen - 56
10. Rita-61
11. KM - 55 - March 15, 2013 - RETIRED
12. Lau_Ann - 55
13. Spokane2303 - 56
14. Donna - 58
15. ChrisC (and DW) - 58
16. Bikeknit - 60
17. Traineeinvestor - 47 - September 30, 2013
18. Sheehs1 - 58
19. smurray5991 - 57
20. obgyn65 - 48
21. DFW_M5 - 63 last day April 29
22. Cjack-49
23. urn2bfree - 52 - December 1, 2013
24. ChainsBeGone-48
25. Seraphim - 57
26. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
27. BTravlin - 55
28. kyounge1956 - will be 57 - spring May 2, 2013
29. jon-nyc - 44 - RETIRED 3/29/13
30. Rickochet - 58 DW - 53 (She wants to work!!)
31. Lcountz
32. boatfishandnature - July 31
33. Jager (Jeff) - 60 - November 1, 2013
34. Live And Learn - 50 - Targeting August 15 (OMG I can't believe it !)
35. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
36. Nikki J - 56- April 19
37. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
38. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
39. Nikita - 59 April 5
40. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
41. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
42. F-One - Retiring in early June
43. luckydude - 45 - Oct 1 2013
44. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
45. 48Fire - 52 - Sometime this summer
46. SoReady - 57 - May 17, 2013
47. Linny727 - 54.5 - December, 30, 2013
48. Big Al. 58. Retiring May 3rd, 2013
49. NW Landlady, 59 - Fired as of 4/11/13
50. MRG - May 1, 2013
51. leongs - 66 - April 26, 2013
52. NanoSour - 49 - July 1, 2013
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