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Old 09-08-2015, 10:17 PM   #181
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My wife said that i was not bitter or angry enough to leave work! I said "that is the idea- quit before you hate it".
Well, by the time I bailed out of w*rk I was certainly hating it. The advantage of leaving under such terms is that I'm certain I don't want to go back!

Obviously, some days in ER go better than others, but I never think about going back!

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Old 09-08-2015, 10:25 PM   #182
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With last week's downturn, how is everyone feeling about 2016? I was out of town last week, and away from my Big Spreadsheet o' Freedom. I couldn't wait to get back to plug in the numbers to see if my plan was holding up. . I am pleased to report that I am still good to go despite the correction. If it turns into a total bloodbath, I'll reconsider, but so far so good.
I'm thankful I trimmed back from 70%+ equities in 2014 when I began the quick descent to ER. We originally planned ER for 2016 or 2017, but I just couldn't take it anymore. So I re-allocated to about 50% equities and bailed out of w*rk earlier this year.

So far, the current AA allocation allows me to sleep at night. Good enough...
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:29 AM   #183
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Putting myself in at #21. ER date 01/01/2016 age 59 1/2. Last day will will be effective on 12/31/2015. I had informed management last April 2015. Loved the Job till new management came in the last year and a half and started to go downhill with new boss.

Getting a little anxious about it (fear of the unknown and the change from accumulation to spending) but every time I am at the office and see all the BS, I can't wait for the end of this year. Life is too short to deal with it.

when I feel anxious about ER, I just go to this site and read how ER is not that bad and can be enjoyable and life changing for the better. Thank you to all the good people on this site....
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:23 PM   #184
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I understand your post very well about simply 'is it worth staying for?' Sometimes the unpleasant parts of work outweigh the enjoyable aspects......

I too have been considering one more year possibly part time but ....
now I am placing my intention here to ER as of June 30, 2016.

I don't have to make my final decision for a while however. I needed to post it here, and just see how that feels.
Hmmm, feels kind of good to say that!
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:00 AM   #185
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Woo Hoo. Countdown time is at 199 days! I actually like my job but now my interests In life have turned to other pursuits so I tend to get bored with the w*rk. No more striving to w*rk smarter, be more productive, or "improve" I'm just fine the way I am!



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Old 10-16-2015, 03:04 PM   #186
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1. Willers - 1/31/16
2. Rdub - 5/1/16 age - 46
3. tennisno1 - 3/1/16
4. LoneAspen - 6/1/16 age 49
5. YakGrl - 1/31/16 age 56
6. Vireo - 5/1/16. Age 60
7. Davis65 - 5/26/16 age 50
8. Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
9. InTheSticks - 3/1/16 Age 57
10. Al in Ohio - 7/5/16. Age 55
11. Kickernick - 4/1/16, Age 49
12. DanD76 - 3/1/16, Age 58
13. Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 Age 53
14. 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
15. scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
16. UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
17. jelly bean counter - 12/1/16, age 62
18. Sasset -03/01/16, age 55
19. Senator - 07/05/2016 Age 56
20. erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
21. neihn - 12/31/16 age 55

I can't believe I just did it, but I accepted a promotion so I'm OMY again. I guess I have to turn off my countdown calendar now...
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:20 PM   #187
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Since I failed to graduate with the class of '14 I'm not giving a date. However I'm 99.9% sure it's in the first half of 2016. Initially I put it out there I'd take a layoff. This backfired in that management thought I'd quit if they threw me under the bus at review time. It just ticked me off. Now I'm giving them proposals for the projects extending into the next three years. Suddenly they think I'll be here forever. Fools. Now maybe they'll think I need the job and can me. ( hey I can dream, right?)
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:15 PM   #188
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On Friday, I submitted my intent-to-retire letter to the governing board of the school district i work for.
There were no horns, flashing lights or fireworks (but I didn't care!)
June, 2016 here I come...........
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:21 AM   #189
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1. Willers - 1/31/16
2. Rdub - 5/1/16 age - 46
3. tennisno1 - 3/1/16
4. LoneAspen - 6/1/16 age 49
5. YakGrl - 1/31/16 age 56
6. Vireo - 5/1/16. Age 60
7. Davis65 - 5/26/16 age 50
8. Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
9. InTheSticks - 3/1/16 Age 57
10. Al in Ohio - 7/5/16. Age 55
11. Kickernick - 4/1/16, Age 49
12. DanD76 - 3/1/16, Age 58
13. Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 Age 53
14. 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
15. scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
16. UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
17. jelly bean counter - 12/1/16, age 62
18. Sasset -03/01/16, age 55
19. Senator - 07/05/2016 Age 56
20. erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
21. neihn - 12/31/16 age 55

I can't believe I just did it, but I accepted a promotion so I'm OMY again. I guess I have to turn off my countdown calendar now...
10 more year ? was that?
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:25 AM   #190
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I am moving my date forward from Sept 2016 to mid June 2016.

It just made sense.
I thought you were 2015... what happened! I need another Ohio retiree
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Old 10-18-2015, 10:59 AM   #191
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10 more year ? was that?
I sure hope not! I'm thinking one or two more. No way I'm working past 55. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:17 PM   #192
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I thought you were 2015... what happened! I need another Ohio retiree

Nope. Was always 2016. Actually used to be late 2016, but moved t forward several months.


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Old 10-23-2015, 01:08 PM   #193
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Gave my notice
Jan 22nd will be my last day.


1. Willers - 1/31/16
2. Rdub - 5/1/16 age - 46
3. tennisno1 - 3/1/16
4. LoneAspen - 6/1/16 age 49
5. YakGrl - 1/31/16 age 56
6. Vireo - 5/1/16. Age 60
7. Davis65 - 5/26/16 age 50
8. Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
9. InTheSticks - 3/1/16 Age 57
10. Al in Ohio - 7/5/16. Age 55
11. Kickernick - 4/1/16, Age 49
12. DanD76 - 3/1/16, Age 58
13. Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 Age 53
14. 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
15. scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
16. UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
17. jelly bean counter - 12/1/16, age 62
18. Sasset -03/01/16, age 55
19. Senator - 07/05/2016 Age 56
20. erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
21. neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
22. robertf57 -01/22/2016 58
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:27 AM   #194
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I am thinking about moving my date up - probably to early February. Will see how things go.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:54 PM   #195
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:06 PM   #196
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If you include semi-retirement (maintaining part-time work) on the list, I'll be downshifting on 8/26/16, at the age of 55.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:17 PM   #197
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Well, scratch me off the list as I have been promoted to the class of 15. My consulting project completed and I was not assigned anything new. So, that means I am done!


1. Willers - 1/31/16
2. Rdub - 5/1/16 age - 46
3. tennisno1 - 3/1/16
4. LoneAspen - 6/1/16 age 49
5. YakGrl - 1/31/16 age 56
6. Vireo - 5/1/16. Age 60
7. Davis65 - 5/26/16 age 50
8. Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
9. InTheSticks - 3/1/16 Age 57
10. Al in Ohio - 7/5/16. Age 55
11. Kickernick - 4/1/16, Age 49
12. DanD76 - 3/1/16, Age 58
13. Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 Age 53
14. 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
15. scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
16. UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
17. jelly bean counter - 12/1/16, age 62
18. Sasset -03/01/16, age 55
19. Senator - 07/05/2016 Age 56
20. erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
21. neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
22. robertf57 -01/22/2016 58
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:15 AM   #198
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If you include semi-retirement (maintaining part-time work) on the list, I'll be downshifting on 8/26/16, at the age of 55.

Thats me too, but at one day a week at home if they take me up on it, I still count it as retired (almost).

How much you planning to downshift to?


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Old 10-29-2015, 06:23 PM   #199
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Thats me too, but at one day a week at home if they take me up on it, I still count it as retired (almost).

How much you planning to downshift to?
Two or three days per week, less than 20 hours/week. I'm looking forward to it. It'll be a big reduction in stress and a big gain in leisure time. I'm not suited for full retirement; this is as close to that as I'm likely to get for a long time.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:13 PM   #200
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Put me down 2/25/16, age 56

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