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Old 11-19-2015, 05:02 PM   #221
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:54 PM   #222
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Ok, I'm going to have to barge in here. Yes, I was on the class of 2017, but megacorp just announced 2 days ago that they are moving our entire business to the west coast over next year and into 2017... and everyone's job will be gone. Too bad. If I let them terminate me, I get a severance based on 30 yrs service, some other bonus, all totaling well into 6 figures, and I will get to "walk" sooner than I planned (1 Feb 2017). And they will bridge me to my full pension date. So please, make room on the stage for me... no tears shed.

Slim chance they could retain me into the first half of 2017, but seem very unlikely at this point.

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Old 11-19-2015, 06:02 PM   #223
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It just occurred to me, DW will be in the class of 2016. This is a big deal to me as I have been goofing off retired for 8 1/2 years. Once she retires, it will feel like real retirement with the freedom to just take off when we feel like it, visit family other than at holidays and hopefully move out of this God forsaken state (MI).
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Old 12-01-2015, 10:45 AM   #224
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1. Willers - 1/31/16
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4. LoneAspen - 6/1/16 age 49
5. YakGrl - 1/31/16 age 56
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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
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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...
Never mind. I decided that I just don't want to OMY so I'm sticking with 1/31. The extra cash just isn't worth it.
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:28 PM   #225
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1. Willers - 1/31/16

2. Rdub - 5/1/16, age 46

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4. LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49

5. YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56

6. Vireo -1/8/2016, 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

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Old 12-04-2015, 09:46 AM   #226
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I am ghandi, 1/14/2016 !

Tuesday I Accepted Voluntary Separation Package. 1 year of base salary + 1 year of company paid benefits. Last day 1/14/2016.

I am ghandi !!!!
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:19 PM   #227
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ghandi, you are most fortunate! Congratulations! I'd love to get that call any day now.
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Old 12-09-2015, 04:03 AM   #228
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Added my name to the list FINALLY!

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 -1/8/2016, 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

23. Dogman 05/1/2016 age 60

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25. Music Lover - 04/22/16 age 53

26. moneygrubber - 04/01/16 age 55

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30. lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

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Old 12-09-2015, 06:39 AM   #229
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6. Vireo -1/8/2016, age 60

7. Davis65 - 5/26/16, age 50

8. Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60

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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

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17. jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62

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19. Senator - 07/05/2016 age 56

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22. robertf57 -01/22/2016 58

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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 -1/8/2016, 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

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12. DanD76 - 3/1/16, age 58

13. Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53

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17. jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62

18. Sasset -03/01/16, age 55

19. Senator - 07/05/2016 age 56

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Old 12-22-2015, 01:40 PM   #232
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Just using up personal days for the past 2 days and I have already been called twice from work! I've already let go...just some paperwork, luncheons, and final office clean out left when I get back from vacation on January 4th. Then it's on to the next phase, retirement on January 8th. I won't miss the job obviously....


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Old 12-22-2015, 01:58 PM   #233
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March 1, 2016 for me. Sold my business in Sept. '15, but agreed to stay on very limited basis until March 1, 2016...I was hoping new owner would realize I'm just dead weight, but no such luck....I'll be 62.5 in March, so I don't consider that "early" retirement...I was emotionally ready to retire about 35 years ago....but....while I had the "RE" part down, the "FI" part took a few decades...fortunately I'm quite healthy, (I think)...
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:48 PM   #234
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YES! Class of 2016. DH RE June 2015 and I will get out between April and September of 2016. I may need to sort out retiree medical insurance for family which includes a college student.

I've been lurking for a while and I feel confident it is time.
1. Don't like job.
2. No debts on house, vacation house, cars or anything else.
3. 529 plans to cover next 3.5 years of college.
4. COLA pensions to cover 70% of annual expenses.
5. 2% withdrawal of NW will cover the remaining 30%.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:52 PM   #235
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I get a severance based on 30 yrs service, some other bonus, all totaling well into 6 figures
That would be a dream for me! No such luck. I could be class of 2016, but I am most likely to be 2017. I just arranged to take a customer to a BritFloyd concert in March , so I at least want to stick around until then.

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