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Old 10-31-2013, 04:49 PM   #781
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Submitted my paperwork today....
Told my boss last week...
Told my Deputy Commander (civilian counterpart to the military commander of my DoD component)...
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #782
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Seems like this is shaping up to be a pretty large class. Anyone know which year holds the record?

In any event, congrats to all of us
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:36 PM   #783
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Submitted my paperwork today....
Told my boss last week...
Told my Deputy Commander (civilian counterpart to the military commander of my DoD component)...
Well done MB!

Thought we might have lost you to OMY syndrome.

What's the happy date?
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:45 PM   #784
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WOW! It is Halloween and my last day is 60 days from now.........but nobody knows yet. It is hard to keep it quiet and stay motivated........I am so excited to be able to retire at 60!
I'm right behind you...64 days' I share your excitement.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:29 PM   #785
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Well done MB!

Thought we might have lost you to OMY syndrome.

What's the happy date?

Well, ya see...thing is.....it's kind of complicated. There are 2 issues. I had "firmly" decided that my retirement date would be 12/31/13. Then, just in the last few days, I made a decision (sort of). The contractor where I work shuts down between Christmas & New Year's Day. When that happens every year, my co-workers & I have to decide to either use Annual Leave (vacation for feds) or come to work & basically just putter around the office, maybe catch up on old paperwork or on-line training, etc. We can't be required to use vacation time if we don't want to.

My plan was & is to use as little Annual Leave as possible & sell it back when I retire. Thus...not using any leave during the holiday. I'll use that time to pack my stuff & haul it home or the dumpster. That's where one of my issues comes into play. I don't really want to just disappear while everybody's off for the holidays. My 2 co-workers won't be there & all the 250 or so contractor employees I've worked with all this time will be gone as well.

So.....I've decided that my official retirement date will actually be.......1/02/14. Yep, the guy who started the Class of 2013 list will be retiring in 2014! I'm sorry, I know I blew it! I want to be there to say my goodbyes on January 2nd properly. I've made friends there & I want to be able to walk around & say goodbye, plus....my co-workers are gonna have to spring for some serious eats that day!

I'm as surprised as anybody to have come to this decision, but I think it's the way I wanna do it. I dropped my paperwork at the post office today, so it's a done deal now. I guess I'll have to officially disembark the Class of 2013 group now & join the 2014 group. This really just kind of snuck up on me....lol! Best wishes to all the remaining Class of 2013 who have yet to pull the trigger!

Oh yeah, I did say there were TWO issues.

The other one is that my management is trying to convince me to work one more year! lol No pay increase being offered, just a better location. I've been driving 125 miles each way every week for 5 years, and now they're offering me a nearly identical position in the town that I've been commuting to/from for all that time. If they'd offered a year ago I'd have been interested.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:33 PM   #786
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So.....I've decided that my official retirement date will actually be.......1/02/14. Yep, the guy who started the Class of 2013 list will be retiring in 2014!
The OMY Syndrome claims another victim.

Congrats!
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:39 PM   #787
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martyb, Congratulations, a date is just a date.

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The OMY Syndrome claims another victim.

Congrats!
Technically not! I wasn't actually eligible to retire until January 18th this year, so as long as I retire BEFORE 1/18/14, I haven't worked OMY!
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martyb, Congratulations, a date is just a date.

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Congrats Marty. Time to dust off that fishing gear.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:18 PM   #791
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Oops, I replied to DCharles and just realized I'm in the wrong thread. My date is 010314, Like Marty I've saved most of my annual leave (355 hrs) and will get paid for it. According to FedSmith articles, that's the best date for those retiring under the old Civil Service Retirement System. So, in addition to being 64 days behind DCharles, I'm one day behind Marty. I am getting more excited by the day!
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:29 PM   #792
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1. martyb - 55 - UPDATE: now retiring on 1/02/2014!
2. DFA 54 Hoping soon in 2013
3. Chris2008 54 September 10, 2013
4. mystang52 (Glenn) 60
5. SteveNU 56
6. T-bird 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIRED: 5/31/13
8. Helen - 56 - May 10, 2013
9. RitaR551-61 - ? - 1/1/2013
10. KM - 55 - March 15, 2013 RETIRED
11. Lau_Ann 55
12. Spokane2303 56
13. Donna 58
14. ChrisC (and DW) - 58 - June 28, 2013 (DW - August 16, 2013)
15. Bikeknit 60 December 2013
16. Traineeinvestor - 47 - September 30, 2013
17. Sheehs1 58
18. smurray5991 57 - March 4, 2013
19. obgyn65 48
20. DFW_M5 - 63 last day April 29
21. Cjack-49
22. urn2bfree - 52 - December 1, 2013
23. ChainsBeGone-48
24. Seraphim 57 - 6/1/2013
25. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
26. BTravlin 55
27. kyounge1956 - will be 57 - spring May 2, 2013
28. jon-nyc - 44 - RETIRED 3/29/13
29. Rickochet - 58 DW - 53 (She wants to work!!)
30. Lcountz
31. boatfishandnature - July 31
32. Darnoc1 - 60 - September 30, 2013
33. Seraphim - ? June 2, 2013
34. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
35. Nikki J - 56- April 19
36. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
37. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
38. Nikita - 59 April 5
39. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- September 30, 2013
40. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
41. F-One - Retiring in early June
42. luckydude - 45 - Oct 1 2013
43. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
44. 48Fire - 52 - July 19, 2013
45. SoReady - 57 - May 17, 2013
46. Linny727 - 54.5 - December, 20, 2013
47. Big Al. 58. Retiring May 3rd, 2013
48. NW Landlady, 59 - Fired as of 4/11/13
49. MRG - May 1, 2013
50. leongs - 66 - April 26, 2013
51. NanoSour - 49 - July 1, 2013
52. Brierfield - 54 - July 15, 2013
53. cranberryjoe - 55 - Sept 30, 2013
54. Ready - 46, May 7, 2013
55. ChocoKitty - 43 - June 14, 2013
56. Katsmeow - 59 - ?
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
63. just walk away - 52- June 13, 2013
64. Future beach bum - 58 -June 28, 2013
65. almost there - 51- August 1, 2013
66. bamsphd - 51 - June 6, 2013
67. Healthyandfun - 59 - December 21, 2013
68. Which Roger - ? August 2013
69. TimSF - ? July 26, 2013
70. Cantskienuf - ? July 26, 2013
71. JasmineJ - ? July 24, 2013
72. ERhoosier - ? September 2013
73. Shasta - ? August 6, 2013
74. Time4brake 2013
75. Akck -? December 31, 2013
76. Bogie - 57 October 1, 2013
77. ScoutAZ 61 December 20, 2013
78. Kevdude 50 2013
79. Zedd 52 October 25, 2013
80. Walt34 52 July 11, 2013
81. Padlin00 56 July 26, 2013
82. BuysToys - 50 - October 15, 2013
83. Rosie - 53 - January 2013
84. MDJO - 59 1/2 - 7/2/2013
85. Rena - ? - 10/31/2013
86. Dcharles - ? - 12/31/2013?

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Updated to change martyb's retirement date
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:18 AM   #793
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Just turned 52 last week and submitted my paperwork. Official last day is Dec 30th, but only 28 more work days (but who is counting?).

Thanks everyone for all the info in this forum. Learned a lot and should have some more free time to post some in 2014.
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This is my first Monday of retirement. Bliss!!! Still in bed with coffee.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:32 AM   #795
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Just turned 52 last week and submitted my paperwork. Official last day is Dec 30th, but only 28 more work days (but who is counting?).

Thanks everyone for all the info in this forum. Learned a lot and should have some more free time to post some in 2014.
Welcome aboard !
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Rena! Hooray!! I have one month, 2 weeks and 2 days to go. But now when people ask me I can say "I'm retiring next month..." It's getting real!
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Congratulations Rena! Good for you!
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21 more days! A mere 15 days of work left. It's getting very, very real now.
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1. martyb - 55 - UPDATE: now retiring on 1/02/2014!
2. DFA – 54 – Hoping soon in 2013
3. Chris2008 – 54 – September 10, 2013
4. mystang52 (Glenn) – 60
5. SteveNU – 56
6. T-bird – 58
7. misty57 (DH) - 56 / RETIRED: 5/31/13
8. Helen - 56 - May 10, 2013
9. RitaR551-61 - ? - 1/1/2013
10. KM - 55 - March 15, 2013 – RETIRED
11. Lau_Ann – 55
12. Spokane2303 – 56
13. Donna – 58
14. ChrisC (and DW) - 58 - June 28, 2013 (DW - August 16, 2013)
15. Bikeknit – 60 – December 2013
16. Traineeinvestor - 47 - September 30, 2013
17. Sheehs1 – 58
18. smurray5991 – 57 - March 4, 2013
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23. ChainsBeGone-48
24. Seraphim – 57 - 6/1/2013
25. Sarah in SC's DH -50 6/28/2013
26. BTravlin – 55
27. kyounge1956 - will be 57 - spring May 2, 2013
28. jon-nyc - 44 - RETIRED 3/29/13
29. Rickochet - 58 DW - 53 (She wants to work!!)
30. Lcountz
31. boatfishandnature - July 31
32. Darnoc1 - 60 - September 30, 2013
33. Seraphim - ? – June 2, 2013
34. Retire2013 - 52 Last day of work is March 29, 2013
35. Nikki J - 56- April 19
36. Mwetter - 58 May 31st
37. Mimilulu - 56 April 26
38. Nikita - 59 April 5
39. Bagabonz - 56 on April 3- September 30, 2013
40. ziggy29 - 47, as of April 5 -- at least for a while!
41. F-One - Retiring in early June
42. luckydude - 45 - Oct 1 2013
43. Ozstache - 45 - 05 Oct 13
44. 48Fire - 52 - July 19, 2013
45. SoReady - 57 - May 17, 2013
46. Linny727 - 54.5 - December, 20, 2013
47. Big Al. 58. Retiring May 3rd, 2013
48. NW Landlady, 59 - Fired as of 4/11/13
49. MRG - May 1, 2013
50. leongs - 66 - April 26, 2013
51. NanoSour - 49 - July 1, 2013
52. Brierfield - 54 - July 15, 2013
53. cranberryjoe - 55 - Sept 30, 2013
54. Ready - 46, May 7, 2013
55. ChocoKitty - 43 - June 14, 2013
56. Katsmeow - 59 - ?
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
63. just walk away - 52- June 13, 2013
64. Future beach bum - 58 -June 28, 2013
65. almost there - 51- August 1, 2013
66. bamsphd - 51 - June 6, 2013
67. Healthyandfun - 59 - December 21, 2013
68. Which Roger - ? – August 2013
69. TimSF - ? – July 26, 2013
70. Cantskienuf - ? – July 26, 2013
71. JasmineJ - ? – July 24, 2013
72. ERhoosier - ? – September 2013
73. Shasta - ? – August 6, 2013
74. Time4brake – 2013
75. Akck -? – December 31, 2013
76. Bogie - 57 – October 1, 2013
77. ScoutAZ – 61 – December 20, 2013
78. Kevdude – 50 – 2013
79. Zedd – 52 – October 25, 2013
80. Walt34 – 52 – July 11, 2013
81. Padlin00 – 56 – July 26, 2013
82. BuysToys - 50 - October 15, 2013
83. Rosie - 53 - January 2013
84. MDJO - 59 1/2 - 7/2/2013
85. Rena - ? - 10/31/2013
86. Dcharles - ? - 12/31/2013?
87. CarlosH - 52 - December 30, 2013

Updated to add CarlosH; Welcome to the 2013 Club!!
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