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Re: Did you have to ease into it? Or dive right in?
Old 05-12-2005, 09:07 PM   #41
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Re: Did you have to ease into it? Or dive right in?

Leslie,
Now that I see how little is holding you there, I'd say it's time to get out now-- run, don't walk. But for heaven's sake don't go from there to another job-- that's the last thing you need right now! You need some be-nice-to-yourself kinds of activities like a spa/retreat, or renting a cottage in Tuscany for a month or a month at John Galt's place up at the lake in Wisconsin.

How soon till you can walk?



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Re: Did you have to ease into it? Or dive right in?
Old 05-12-2005, 09:50 PM   #42
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Re: Did you have to ease into it? Or dive right in?

I dove right in and I don't know that I'm done forever -- I'm in my early forties.

I suggest that you plan to spend your first three months doing something that you love to do but never had the time because of work. It could be traveling, a sport, or an intensive course, or a volunteer program. If you can't think of anything, then reconsider ER.

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Re: Did you have to ease into it? Or dive right in?
Old 05-13-2005, 04:22 AM   #43
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Re: Did you have to ease into it? Or dive right in?

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I need to learn how to quote.

BUM: Hmm, my question...I almost forgot!* It was whether you cut yourself off from work completely and forever and you knew you were going to do that, or if you gradually came around to the idea that you never wanted to work again.* So I am curious, why after all of those months did the bells go off in your head?* And are you working full time?*

ESRBob--There are aspects of my job that I liked, but when I started having more bad days than good, I decided I can't do this anymore.* You know those days you drive into work, and feel like dry heaving in the parking lot.* Seriously.* I seem to be surrounded with self-serving/ladder-climbing people who didn't care about their underlings, only themselves--I like to call those people "8x10 glossies"--all surface and no substance.* *

I need to decompress for many, many weeks.* *
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Hello Leslie. I can understand the "decompress" thing, but in 35
years of working I never had a day like you describe in this post.
I know lots of others did though. Just lucky I guess...........

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Old 05-13-2005, 11:12 AM   #44
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Well, my fuse is also getting shorter as the clock ticks down to my leaving. My threshold for putting up with politics is much different than a few years ago. I'm sure I'll look back on it all with rosy glasses, and remember only the good stuff.

In the meantime, I have 8 working days left!
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Re: Did you have to ease into it? Or dive right in?
Old 05-13-2005, 04:23 PM   #45
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Well, my fuse is also getting shorter as the clock ticks down to my leaving.* My threshold for putting up with politics is much different than a few years ago.* *I'm sure I'll look back on it all with rosy glasses, and remember only the good stuff.*

In the meantime, I have 8 working days left!* *
Well, my fuse is always short (don't even think about it, th ).

Anyway, this morning I am calling around checking prices on a new
oven, and a few other things (fishing trips, doctor appointments etc). Things are not going as fast as I would like and I can feel my blood pressure rising. For what? It's a cheap oven and the other stuff
isn't happening until June. That Type A stuff again. It worked great
while I was employed. Now, it is frequently just a nuisance.

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Oh come on, it was RIGHT THERE dangit...

I'm gonna say it anyway.

I always figured you for someone with a short "fuse".
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Oh come on, it was RIGHT THERE dangit...

I'm gonna say it anyway.

I always figured you for someone with a short "fuse".*
You're lucky to have me setting you up. However, when I make it that easy a real gentleman would ignore it and move on. But, I can
understand it's hard to let those fat "change-ups" go by
without swinging

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Leslie,

Disclaimer: CHP(Cocktail Hour Post) Two things:

1. Regarding Hubby's tools... I'm a die hard do-it-yourself'er. I remind DW that my contemporarys have red Miatas and blondes on the side. I want a saw, ok?

2. I'm not working FT. Nope, No way, not doing it, never again. This month I've worked 4 half days. Thats it. Its like a Godfather line, " the more I try to leave, the more they pull me back". I'm NOT going to yield to the temptation begging.

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a real gentleman would ignore it and move on.
I'm sorry, I dont understand...
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I remind DW that my contemporarys have*red Miatas and* blondes on the side. I want a saw,* ok?
And that's why I read this board.

I can't believe that I sold my mid-life crisis for a mess of Black & Decker. *

This one's for you, TH: *Maybe it's time to rethink those tools & blondes. *Because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to fit both in a Miata...
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I had a miata and a whole lotta blondes. Tools too.

By the way, I got some amazing things into that miata that wouldnt have fit into my Expedition without tying them to the top. Like a 14' boom antenna. Needed to check for low clearances on the way home though.
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I had a miata and a whole lotta blondes.* Tools too.

By the way, I got some amazing things into that miata that wouldnt have fit into my Expedition without tying them to the top.* Like a 14' boom antenna.* Needed to check for low clearances on the way home though.
I had blondes in my MIata too (my daughter and both wives -
not at the same time of course)

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In the meantime, I have 8 working days left!* *
Leslie,* I didn't realize you were so close to RE!! Congratulations
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A Golden Retriver/rusty old pickup works better on blondes than all the sports cars I ever owned. Being a grey haired old phart in Dickies coveralls - makes it safe

Hindsight - my mis -spent youth would have been even more 'frugal' had I skipped the sports cars, got the dog sooner.

Now what was this thread about??
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