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Old 06-29-2013, 08:11 AM   #661
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The plan was 2016 @ 55, but 85% medical and 52 weeks pay was looking me in the face.
Cant wait to see what uncle sam takes out of that ck!



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Old 06-29-2013, 08:40 AM   #662
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[QUOTE="Live And Learn;1333362"]Alas, I am officially leaving the class of 2013 and moving to the class of 2015./QUOTE]

If you are still OMY'ing excuses when it's my turn to graduate in 2019/2020, I will be disappointed.

It does sound like you made the right call. The only advice I would say is don't commit for two more working years, commit to a retirement reassessment in 12 months. Who knows what the next year may bring.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:49 AM   #663
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2. DFA - 54
3. Chris2008 - 54
4. mystang52 (Glenn) - 60
5. SteveNU - 56
6. T-bird - 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIRED: 5/31/13
8. Coaster - 53 RETIREMENT DATE: 6 AUG 2013
9. Helen - 56 - May 10, 2013
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 - June 28, 2013 (DW - August 16, 2013)
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
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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
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34. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
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36. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
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39. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- Retiring June 30 or Dec. 30 2013
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50. leongs - 66 - April 26, 2013
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54. Ready - 46, May 7, 2013
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57. Purple81 - 54 - June 30, 2013
58. diehard1997 - 38 - June 30, 2013
59. gauss - 48 - Apr 12, 2013
60. Hermit - 63 - June 14, 2013
61. Hiredgun - 45 - December 31, 2013
62. Van-Guard23 - 44 - July 31, 2013
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #664
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Made It!

My last day of work was yesterday, and I will be on leave until my official retirement date of July 15th. The office had taken me out to eat a week ago, and I had gotten a gift several weeks before that. But, yesterday everyone was out of the office on various assignments and I was there alone all afternoon. I had already had the great pleasure of turning in my Blackberry the day before (what a relief to be free of that tether!). When the time came to leave for the last time, I placed my keys on the desk, put my computer in a drawer, locked the door behind me, and drove away. What a wonderful relief. Freedom!!

This morning we continued cutting up a large tree in the yard that was blown down in a storm on Friday night. No other concerns. The cares of the job are already beginning to slowly fade into the past, but won't be completely gone for awhile, I suppose.

Tomorrow will truly be a special Independence Day!
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:38 PM   #665
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I've been employed a cumulative 17 years for two different megacorps working remotely from my home office. Current megacorp got a bee in their bonnet and has canceled the virtual employee program effective Nov 1.
Coincidentally same megacorp has offered a voluntary layoff package.
I'm takin it!

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WHEW WHEW!
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:55 PM   #666
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Today was the really the last day! Was going to set the alarm for 5:15 until I said to myself, what are you stupid! So set the alarm for 6:15 instead. Splurged and picked up a coffee at Dunkin Donuts, turned off the talk radio station and tuned in the classic rock station and cranked it up!

Got to work, said goodbyes, had a little gathering at noon and turned in my security badge and as I walked to my car it started to pour:-)

We left straight from work and hit the road to spend a week in the Berkshires. On the way there the toll booth ticket dispenser wouldn't give me a ticket so I ended up paying the max toll when I exited the Mass Turnpike, only $3.85 so I don't think it will kill me. Also hit a bear on the turnpike and messed up my car but still drives, just no AC now and one headlight points off to the right!

So that was my last working day! A day to remember!!

Enjoying family, good food and drink now.

We were going to get rid of the car anyways so no big deal, it has 285000 miles on it so it has served me well :-P A good way to start reducing our expenses in retirement!

So bottom line is that it is good to be done but seems to off to a rocky start. Hopefully it gets better from here on out :-)
I could enjoy the extra snooze on the alarm clock & a nice hot DD coffee, but hitting a bear? Not so much.

Congrats & good luck in retirement!!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:31 PM   #667
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #669
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The plan was 2016 @ 55, but 85% medical and 52 weeks pay was looking me in the face.
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85% medical ! That's fantastic and sounds like an offer that couldn't (and shouldn't !) be refused. Happy ER !!!
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Alas, I am officially leaving the class of 2013 and moving to the class of 2015./QUOTE]

If you are still OMY'ing excuses when it's my turn to graduate in 2019/2020, I will be disappointed.

It does sound like you made the right call. The only advice I would say is don't commit for two more working years, commit to a retirement reassessment in 12 months. Who knows what the next year may bring.
Thanks. I do plan to reassess after March 2014. Just too many stressors right now. Trying to sell current home (who knows how long that will take !), downsizing and packing to move into new home (paid cash - that felt great !), scared about not having enough cushion in my budget (I've got to get over that one !!!) .... losing sleep was a bad deal. I feel more secure now. If I'm still OMY'ing in 2019 I'll be very surprised.
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The downside that DW already has a "honey-do" list started.
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The downside that DW already has a "honey-do" list started.
DH's greatest fear...that working for me will be far worse than working anywhere else!
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Six working days to go.

The downside that DW already has a "honey-do" list started.
Early on I found it worthwhile to have a place to go where I could spend a couple of hours. Kind of a hideout or fishing hole. Since I don't fish, I chose the local public library.
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The downside that DW already has a "honey-do" list started.
My sister-in-law told my wife she should have given me a "honey-do" list before I gave my notice. Might have kept me at the office a few more years.
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My sister-in-law told my wife she should have given me a "honey-do" list before I gave my notice. Might have kept me at the office a few more years.
Worked with a guy that at 74 was still doing th the 60 hour a week OMY thing, he was convinced the honey-do would be worse.
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Early on I found it worthwhile to have a place to go where I could spend a couple of hours. Kind of a hideout or fishing hole. Since I don't fish, I chose the local public library.
That sounds like great advice. Looks like I'll be spending more time at the local driving range.

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I have a friend who is 68 who hasn't retired because this boss at work is much easier on him than his boss at home.
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Guess you can add me to the list, layoff is scheduled for July 26th so I RE few years early at 56. They'll be no OMY for me.
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Just had my first week of greatly reduced hours - 15 or fewer per week! I'll work this reduced schedule to the end of the year - then I'll be totally retired. Do I get to count my reduced schedule as retired?
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The downside that DW already has a "honey-do" list started.
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