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Old 12-31-2015, 03:31 PM   #241
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:45 PM   #242
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Well I waited for this over a full year, I am taking one for the team with a voluntary layoff in January, add me to the list!

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

24. OrcasIslandBound 09/1/2016 age 58

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

26. moneygrubber - 04/01/16 age 55

27. analytic_al - 04/01/16 age 54

28. SecondCor521 - 02/19/16 age 46

29. rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65

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

31 OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46

32 Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49

33 Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

34 HadEnuff- 3-1-16- age 62

35 hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55

36 Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58

37 Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:04 PM   #243
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June 3rd, 2016 last day! Party on the 2nd, turn in crap and say goodby on the 3rd. Age 57 (two months shy of 58)


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Old 01-01-2016, 06:16 AM   #244
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2016 is here!Happy new year! Happy Freedom Year to all of us!
I've moved myself up by a month to April 26, and reorganized the list so we can watch each other "fall off". Please add yourself if I missed you.

Best of luck to Vireo, the first to go in seven days. Please report back to us on how it goes.

January

- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56

February
- Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61
- SecondCor521 - 2/19/16 age 46

March
- InTheSticks - 3/1/16, age 57
- DanD76 - 3/1/16, age 58
- Sasset - 3/1/16, age 55
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Kickernick - 4/1/16, age 49
- UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
- moneygrubber - 4/1/16 age 55
- analytic_al - 4/1/16 age 54
- hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55
- Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58
- Music Lover - 4/22/16 age 53
- Davis65 - 4/26/16, age 50
- Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53
- OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46
- Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

May

- Rdub - 5/1/16, age 46
- scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
- Jgot - 6/30/16. Age 60

July
- rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65
- Al in Ohio - 7/5/16, age 55
- Senator - 7/5/2016 age 56

August

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November

December

- jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62
- Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
- neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
- 53anddone - 12/31/16 - age 54
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:51 AM   #245
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:00 AM   #246
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Count me in. May 1. 57.

Waiting on the 2015 bonus, then drop the bad news. Hang around for 6 weeks or so to do some training/interviewing.

I was Class of 2014, then an opportunity came up to relocate to our desired retirement state and keep working. Hasn't been too bad and it helped the net worth a bit.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:26 AM   #247
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Here we go!!

Adding my name to the list!

I have to go back and remove myself from Class of 2015
Tomorrow is my last day at the job!

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

24. OrcasIslandBound 09/1/2016 age 58

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

26. moneygrubber - 04/01/16 age 55

27. analytic_al - 04/01/16 age 54

28. SecondCor521 - 02/19/16 age 46

29. rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65

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

31 OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46

32 Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49

33 Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

34 HadEnuff- 3-1-16- age 62

35 hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55

36 Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58

37 SDHiker - 1/5/16 - age 56
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:35 AM   #248
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We are on the Home Stretch!

January
- SDHiker - 1/5/16 - age 56
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56

February
- Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61


March
- InTheSticks - 3/1/16, age 57
- DanD76 - 3/1/16, age 58
- Sasset - 3/1/16, age 55
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Kickernick - 4/1/16, age 49
- UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
- moneygrubber - 4/1/16 age 55
- analytic_al - 4/1/16 age 54
- hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55
- Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58
- Music Lover - 4/22/16 age 53
- Davis65 - 4/26/16, age 50
- Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53
- OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46
- Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

May
- Rdub - 5/1/16, age 46
- scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
- Jgot - 6/30/16. Age 60

July
- rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65
- Al in Ohio - 7/5/16, age 55
- Senator - 7/5/2016 age 56

August

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November

December
- jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62
- Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
- neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
- 53anddone - 12/31/16 - age 54
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:32 PM   #249
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Turned in my keys and walked out for the last time today. Surreal. Party is Thursday. It will take a while to sink in, but I feel relieved and happy.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:38 PM   #250
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Congratulations SDHiker|!

January
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- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56

February
- Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61


March
- InTheSticks - 3/1/16, age 57
- DanD76 - 3/1/16, age 58
- Sasset - 3/1/16, age 55
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Kickernick - 4/1/16, age 49
- UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
- moneygrubber - 4/1/16 age 55
- analytic_al - 4/1/16 age 54
- hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55
- Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58
- Music Lover - 4/22/16 age 53
- Davis65 - 4/26/16, age 50
- Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53
- OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46
- Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

May
- Turn the Page - 5/1/16, age 57
- Rdub - 5/1/16, age 46
- scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
- Jgot - 6/30/16. Age 60

July
- rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65
- Al in Ohio - 7/5/16, age 55
- Senator - 7/5/2016 age 56

August

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November

December
- jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62
- Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
- neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
- 53anddone - 12/31/16 - age 54
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:12 AM   #252
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I gave my notice this morning after waffling a couple of times recently. Felt a little sick about the end of a lifetime of income, but that's why we saved it I guess. Thanks to all on this board for the great information, tools and encouragement. On to the next chapter!

January

- SDHiker - 1/5/16 - age 56
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56

February
- Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61


March
- InTheSticks - 3/1/16, age 57
- DanD76 - 3/1/16, age 58
- Sasset - 3/1/16, age 55
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Kickernick - 4/1/16, age 49
- UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
- moneygrubber - 4/1/16 age 55
- analytic_al - 4/1/16 age 54
- hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55
- Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58
- Music Lover - 4/22/16 age 53
- Davis65 - 4/26/16, age 50
- Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53
- OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46
- Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

May
- Rdub - 5/1/16, age 46
- scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
- Jgot - 6/30/16. Age 60

July
- rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65
- Al in Ohio - 7/5/16, age 55
- Senator - 7/5/2016 age 56

August

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November

December
- jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62
- Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
- neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
- 53anddone - 12/31/16 - age 54
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Moving my end date from March to December as things have become murky.


January
- SDHiker - 1/5/16 - age 56
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56

February
- Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61


March
- InTheSticks - 3/1/16, age 57
- Sasset - 3/1/16, age 55
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Kickernick - 4/1/16, age 49
- UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
- moneygrubber - 4/1/16 age 55
- analytic_al - 4/1/16 age 54
- hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55
- Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58
- Music Lover - 4/22/16 age 53
- Davis65 - 4/26/16, age 50
- Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53
- OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46
- Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

May
- Rdub - 5/1/16, age 46
- scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
- Jgot - 6/30/16. Age 60

July
- rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65
- Al in Ohio - 7/5/16, age 55
- Senator - 7/5/2016 age 56

August

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November

December
- jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62
- DanD76 - 12/1/16, age 59
- Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
- neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
- 53anddone - 12/31/16 - age 54
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Put in my notice yesterday - YEAH!!!

January
- SDHiker - 1/5/16 - age 56
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- inky - 1/29/16 - age 43
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56

February
- Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61

March
- InTheSticks - 3/1/16, age 57
- Sasset - 3/1/16, age 55
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Kickernick - 4/1/16, age 49
- UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
- moneygrubber - 4/1/16 age 55
- analytic_al - 4/1/16 age 54
- hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55
- Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58
- Music Lover - 4/22/16 age 53
- Davis65 - 4/26/16, age 50
- Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53
- OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46
- Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

May
- Rdub - 5/1/16, age 46
- scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
- Jgot - 6/30/16. Age 60

July
- rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65
- Al in Ohio - 7/5/16, age 55
- Senator - 7/5/2016 age 56

August

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November

December
- jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62
- DanD76 - 12/1/16, age 59
- Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
- neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
- 53anddone - 12/31/16 - age 54
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Put in my notice yesterday - YEAH!!!
Congrats!!!
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Congrats for Willers and inky! Along with some delayed congrats for DanD76.
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Thanks! Jumping off the ledge was scary. Appreciate all the support here.
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Congrats for Willers and inky! Along with some delayed congrats for DanD76.
Thanks! Today I am working through the announcements. It's surprisingly emotional. I feel fortunate to have ended on a great note. I know that many here weren't as fortunate.
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Adding myself back into the list. I got dropped during the conversion I think. :-)

Still on track; actually haven't gone into the office since late November, so already feeling mostly retired. Have some transitional stuff to take care of still (cashing out vacation and stock options, submitting my notice, etc.), but it's all pretty minimal and straightforward.

January
- SDHiker - 1/5/16 - age 56
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- inky - 1/29/16 - age 43
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56

February
- Happyras 2/1/2016 age 61
- SecondCor521 - 2/19/2016 age 46

March
- InTheSticks - 3/1/16, age 57
- Sasset - 3/1/16, age 55
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Kickernick - 4/1/16, age 49
- UtahSkier - 4/1/16, age 54/55
- moneygrubber - 4/1/16 age 55
- analytic_al - 4/1/16 age 54
- hiker88 - 4/1/16 - age 55
- Boog - 4/6/16 - age 58
- Music Lover - 4/22/16 age 53
- Davis65 - 4/26/16, age 50
- Derslickmeister - 4/29/16 age 53
- OnTheBeach - 4/30/16 - Age 46
- Doribe - 4/30/16 - age 59

May
- Rdub - 5/1/16, age 46
- scrinch - 5/1/16, age 57
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/30/16 age 52
- Jgot - 6/30/16. Age 60

July
- rdy2go - 7/1/16 age 65
- Al in Ohio - 7/5/16, age 55
- Senator - 7/5/2016 age 56

August

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November

December
- jelly bean counter - 12/1/16 age 62
- DanD76 - 12/1/16, age 59
- Longranger - 12/25/16, age 60
- neihn - 12/31/16 age 55
- 53anddone - 12/31/16 - age 54
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Still on track; actually haven't gone into the office since late November, so already feeling mostly retired.
I've been off too since the end of October due to my recent three-month-on, three-month-off schedule. Logging in this week and seeing the hundreds of emails that had accumulated in my absence raised my blood pressure a little... until I realized I could just quickly scan and then delete them! Very cathartic.

Everyone has been so super nice and supportive that I was (almost) having second thoughts. In addition, it feels awkward to answer questions about what I'm doing next. I don't want to tell people I'm retiring since it might cause envy or bad feelings, and I also don't want people speculating about my finances and how I could retire at the age of 43. I've told almost everyone except very close friends that I'm taking a year or two off from software development to pursue my passions of travel, writing, and photography. This is pretty close to the truth, except that I have no intention of ever returning to work.
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