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Old 03-29-2016, 08:47 PM   #361
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DustyMom - Congrats on moving up your date! My 4/29 exit is rapidly approaching and I can't wait.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:28 AM   #362
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DustyMom - Congrats on moving up your date! My 4/29 exit is rapidly approaching and I can't wait.

Have you given notice? If so, how did it go over? How are you preparing yourself for the "big day".


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Old 03-30-2016, 12:11 PM   #363
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April 29, 2016 will be my last day. I'm going to make my irrevocable commitment on Friday.

I just came to the site to build confidence in my decision.

Rumors are that I am next in line for a promotion. Noooooooooooooooooo

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Old 03-30-2016, 08:13 PM   #364
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Have you given notice? If so, how did it go over? How are you preparing yourself for the "big day".


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I spoke with my partners in November and worked out the exit strategy. Some understood and some couldn't figure out how I could leave at 46 years old.
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:22 PM   #365
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Today was my last day at work! Went to the bank and deposited my last paycheck, won't get the severance pay until April 15th.

I'm not doing anything for the next 3 days, until Monday, then I'll continue to pack for the POD storage delivery in two weeks.

Turned off my two alarms this morning so I don't forget and get rudely awaken tomorrow!
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:09 PM   #366
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Guess I ought to officially sign up for the class of 2016. My last day of work is March 31st. My 60th Birthday. Have not decided yet what to do on April 1st.
Happy Birthday and congratulations on ER
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:31 PM   #367
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Today was my last day at work! Went to the bank and deposited my last paycheck, won't get the severance pay until April 15th.

I'm not doing anything for the next 3 days, until Monday, then I'll continue to pack for the POD storage delivery in two weeks.

Turned off my two alarms this morning so I don't forget and get rudely awaken tomorrow!
Woo-hoo!! Toss those alarm clocks out the window - or at least into the closet! Enjoy your freedom.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:07 AM   #368
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Finally, that's the word that comes to mind. I had long count down. Too long probably.

My last day went well. They had going away cake and punch in the board room. I had to give a little speech. My friends said I did a good job. Put some humor in it. Then, a bunch of us went out for drinks.

I didn't sleep in as late as I thought I would today. Going to the gym in a little while. Then, starting on my to do list.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:24 AM   #369
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Congratulations on making it to the other side.

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Going to the gym in a little while. Then, starting on my to do list.
Please let us know how you and your to do list get along. I have mine from when I retired 11 years ago - with most of the items still pending.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:00 PM   #370
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Loaded up the trunk with 15 years of office crap. Got my last paycheck. Said goodbye to the Pres and CFO. Finally can join the class of 2016!
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:09 PM   #371
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Congratulations! I've given my notice and will be joining in June. Plenty of work to do and logistics to arrange between now and then.

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Old 04-01-2016, 09:30 PM   #372
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Congratulations! I'm under ninety days now, so will start throwing away junk and cleaning out old emails, shredding paper files and getting ready for my freedom. I have countdown apps on my phone and people laugh when I show them how many days, hours, minutes and seconds I have left.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:09 PM   #373
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Enjoyed my first day of retirement today. Love it!
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:36 AM   #374
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Enjoyed my first day of retirement today. Love it!
Woo hoo!

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Old 04-02-2016, 09:07 AM   #375
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I signed irrevocable paperwork for 4/30/16 retirement. It is real now.


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

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- 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 04-02-2016, 10:37 AM   #376
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:12 PM   #378
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Turned off my two alarms this morning so I don't forget and get rudely awaken tomorrow!
I did the opposite. My first day of retirement was last Thursday (Mar 24). I set my alarm for the regular time I would have to get up, let it wake me, turned it off, laughed, and then went back to sleep.
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:38 PM   #379
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I am targeting for 5/3/16 (age 46). Working for a few days in May will allow me to delay Cobra premiums to start in June.

Here's more information about my plans

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Old 04-06-2016, 07:43 AM   #380
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Gave notice yesterday

Gave notice of my retirement yesterday. My last day will be 5/27/16. The news was received very well (maybe too well?...hmmmm maybe they are happy I am leaving?). They appreciated the approximately 2 month notice so they can have a replacement ready when I leave. Got my bonus last week so there was no reason to wait any longer.

Now its official; no changing my mind now!
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