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Old 05-31-2016, 09:41 AM   #441
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We just returned from two weeks in London. It was an amazing trip. And, I didn't have to rush back to work the next day. I didn't have 600 emails in my inbox. Life is good.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:23 PM   #442
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Guess I need to formally remove myself from the list. I am cutting back to part-time, but not fully retiring at this time. I prefer to think of it as transition period starting in June. Sort of like the kid who gets to go through graduation, but still has a couple classes required to get the actual diploma

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- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- mamadogmamacat - 1/28/16 age 55
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56
- lhamo's DH - 1/31/16, age 57
- inky - 1/31/16, age 43

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
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Bir48die - 4/1/16, age 60
- 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
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60
- FireFool 5/20/16, age 55
- Prime Number 5/20/16, age 47
- Billk400 - 5/27/16, age 61

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- eyeonFI - 6/1/2016, age 45
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/3/16 age 52
- scrinch - 6/6/16, age 57
- Aerides - 6/10/16 age 46
- 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
- Sasset - 7/7/16, age 55

August
- BigBob - 8/8/16, age 55
- Green Hornet 21 8/21/16
- AlbaCrush - 8/27/16, age 50

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November
- Rdub - 11/1/16, age 46

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
- doneat58 - 12/31/2016, age 54
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:43 PM   #443
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Unfortunately I too must withdraw from the class of 2016 to complete at least OMY. Last 6 months have been an eye opener as to how much my parents and almost launched kids will need $$ from me in the future. Parents in particular are late 80s and likely to both live into their 90s. Only very recently have they confided that their cash reserves are nearly exhausted. They are very prideful and have deliberately mislead me and siblings about their reserves as they didn't want to be a "burden". They never thought they would live to the ages they have achieved. Gotta work a bit longer so I don't pass the favor on to my kids. Really do not resent the responsibility but can't help being a little disappointed.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:07 PM   #444
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Well, today is my first official day of retirement! Or at least, I think it is. I'm not sure HR has actually processed the paperwork on time (though I turned it in in March). They have not cut off my cellphone or email yet (so I set the out of office message to say I no longer work there and won't be checking it ). I asked my supervisor yesterday if he had received the paperwork to check off that I return all my old computers, and he said he's received nothing....whatever.

I walked around a lake this morning, had a leisurely breakfast at my favorite spot, and been frittering away the afternoon on the internet.

Life is good.
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:55 PM   #445
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Sorry to hear about the circumstances for your OMY, longranger. I hope both your parents and kids appreciate what you are doing.
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Old 06-03-2016, 03:47 PM   #446
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I packed up my office, hugged my admin assistant, and walked out the door before 10 AM.

Several emails came in this afternoon and I promptly ignored them!
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:51 PM   #447
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I packed up my office, hugged my admin assistant, and walked out the door before 10 AM.

Several emails came in this afternoon and I promptly ignored them!
Good for you, enjoy your work-free time from now forward!
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:05 PM   #448
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eyeonFI, Congratulations and welcome to the club.
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:03 AM   #449
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Count me in, I pushed the button this week. Last day at work is Aug 31, first ER day is Sept 1. I found that I was getting angrier every time stress headed my way at work. There's little financial reason to stay. Struggling with a sense of 'duty' that staying helps the organization. The reality is - it just prolongs the agony.

Like the work, hate the commute and the BS that comes with the work. Two salaried professionals in the dept. The other job has been vacant for 4 months. Will be filled in 2 weeks with someone I trust and respect. Wish I could give her more training time, but it won't happen. There's always going to be some reason/project/whatever on the horizon that could be used as a reason to stay.

Worked since I was 16. Big change, but I'm ready.

Age = 57
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:11 AM   #450
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Day 2 starts today, I took so much time off while working this just feels like another vacation. But I am officially unemployed!
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:14 AM   #451
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:29 AM   #452
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TOOLMAN, wkoukios, erkevin, eyeonFI congratulations to all of you! I've got one more day in the office and then....I join you!

Where are LoneAspen and Backdraft57?
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:26 PM   #453
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Added myself. Yesterday was my last day. Yippee!


January
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- mamadogmamacat - 1/28/16 age 55
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56
- lhamo's DH - 1/31/16, age 57
- inky - 1/31/16, age 43

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
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Bir48die - 4/1/16, age 60
- 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
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60
- FireFool 5/20/16, age 55
- Prime Number 5/20/16, age 47
- Billk400 - 5/27/16, age 61

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- eyeonFI - 6/1/2016, age 45
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/3/16 age 52
- DustyMom - 6/3/16 age 54
- scrinch - 6/6/16, age 57
- Aerides - 6/10/16 age 46
- 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
- Sasset - 7/7/16, age 55

August
- BigBob - 8/8/16, age 55
- Green Hornet 21 8/21/16
- AlbaCrush - 8/27/16, age 50

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58

October

November
- Rdub - 11/1/16, age 46

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
- doneat58 - 12/31/2016, age 54
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:32 AM   #454
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January
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- mamadogmamacat - 1/28/16 age 55
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56
- lhamo's DH - 1/31/16, age 57
- inky - 1/31/16, age 43

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
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Bir48die - 4/1/16, age 60
- 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
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60
- FireFool 5/20/16, age 55
- Prime Number 5/20/16, age 47
- Billk400 - 5/27/16, age 61

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- eyeonFI - 6/1/2016, age 45
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/3/16 age 52
- DustyMom - 6/3/16 age 54
- scrinch - 6/6/16, age 57
- Aerides - 6/10/16 age 46
- 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
- Sasset - 7/7/16, age 55

August
- BigBob - 8/8/16, age 55
- Green Hornet 21 8/21/16
- AlbaCrush - 8/27/16, age 50

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58
- Turn_The_Page 9/1/2016 age 57

October

November
- Rdub - 11/1/16, age 46

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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Gave notice last week - end June and away we go! Age: 56
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Put in my last day at the office today. I had lots of finishing up and administrative stuff to do, so I was the last one out of the office in the evening except for the security guard. Today was the first day of Ramadhan so everyone else hightailed it home to eat and drink. I dropped off my badge on my admin's desk on the way out and had the guard swipe the door open to set me free!

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Old 06-06-2016, 02:11 PM   #457
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Gave notice last week - end June and away we go! Age: 56
I sent an email to my Boss giving notice for 7/5 last night. The DGF did to her boss too. We are almost there.

29 days left. 15 work days.
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Congrats Senator! See ya on the other side...


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January
- Vireo - 1/8/2016, age 60
- robertf57 - 1/22/2016 58
- Ghandi - 1/14/2016 - age 49
- mamadogmamacat - 1/28/16 age 55
- Willers - 1/31/16
- YakGrl - 1/31/16, age 56
- lhamo's DH - 1/31/16, age 57
- inky - 1/31/16, age 43

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
- HadEnuff- 3/1/16- age 62
- lisa99 - 3/11/16 - age 54

April
- Bir48die - 4/1/16, age 60
- 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
- Dogman 5/1/2016 age 60
- Samsterdog 5/13/16, age 53
- FireFool 5/20/16, age 55
- Prime Number 5/20/16, age 47
- Billk400 - 5/27/16, age 61

June
- LoneAspen - 6/1/16, age 49
- 38Chevy454 - 6/1/16, age 52
- eyeonFI - 6/1/2016, age 45
- Backdraft57 - 6/3/16, age 57
- wkouios - 6/3/16
- erkevin- 6/3/16 age 52
- DustyMom - 6/3/16 age 54
- scrinch - 6/6/16, age 57
- Aerides - 6/10/16 age 46
- 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
- Sasset - 7/7/16, age 55

August
- BigBob - 8/8/16, age 55
- Green Hornet 21 8/21/16
- AlbaCrush - 8/27/16, age 50

September
- OrcasIslandBound 9/1/2016 age 58
- Turn_The_Page 9/1/2016 age 57

October

November
- Rdub - 11/1/16, age 46

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
- doneat58 - 12/31/2016, age 54
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:27 PM   #460
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The list needs to have me taken off. Several replies back I said I was changing to part-time, so I can't claim June 1st as a complete retirement date. I crossed myself off, but the list still has me on it. I am happy with the choice I made, i call it part-time ER as opposed to part-time OMY. I am just delaying complete retirement for 1-1.5 years.

Congrats to all on the list, I am happy for you all.
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