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Old 01-29-2016, 10:27 PM   #21
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:08 AM   #22
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Congratulations on finally getting here!

Since you've given three weeks notice, why not go out on as high a note as you can? I retired last year, my boss actually gave a party for me, and I was surprised at how many people showed up from all over the organization. I was even more surprised at how moved I was that people thought that much of me. In the end, it's the relationships we have that matter.
That's what happened last night. I just woke up after sleeping off the after-work meet up. I showed up and there were quite a few people there to say goodbye. The spotlight is never something I want, but I will also admit that it was pretty cool to have that many people tell you that they'll miss you. It was a great way to go out. Yeah, the relationships are what matters.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:25 AM   #24
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And if you get a lot of snow, not having to go out in it if you don't want to is a huge plus.
DW brings this up all the time. She says she loves watching the snow knowing that she has nowhere she has to be.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:31 AM   #25
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Thanks everyone! I'm thrilled to have finally joined the "unemployed" on this board.

After my experience I do encourage anyone that is leaving to accept a party/lunch/whatever if people want to do it for you. The thought may be uncomfortable, but you will not regret it.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:49 AM   #26
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Congrats. And keep us posted. I've got 89 days to go and agree with your assessment to leave on relatively short notice. My coworkers are great, upper management not so much.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:59 AM   #27
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Nice post, thanks. I'm looking at maybe 90 days. It helps to hear your experience. I'm dreading the conversation with the boss. Nice guy. I guess I'm falling into the "how will they manage without me" trap.
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:14 PM   #28
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Nice post, thanks. I'm looking at maybe 90 days. It helps to hear your experience. I'm dreading the conversation with the boss. Nice guy. I guess I'm falling into the "how will they manage without me" trap.
Good luck with your last few months. It's never easy to pull the plug, but I've been told that a few months later you'll wonder why you were even concerned...
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Congrats! I hope you forget what day of the weekend it is!! ;-)
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Congrats! I will be calling it quits at the end of May and currently plan on giving a 60 day notice. I already already have some trepidation about going from saving to spending (I guess its in my genes to be a saver) what I have accumulated / invested. Wife already retired and working part time and I will also for a few years so we will not need to withdraw much for a while so I guess I will get used to withdrawing without a big shock.

No problem with celebrations for me (unless the dog and wife want to throw a party) as I work "remotely" out of my home; the closest office is 2 states away. One reason for the 60 day notice is it will give the company time to find a replacement and for me to provide some training / orientation prior to my departure. I want to make sure my accounts are not left in the air without service / help if I only gave a few weeks notice.
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Old 02-03-2016, 04:30 PM   #31
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Congrats!! I was at the dentist office yesterday (Tuesday) for my teeth cleaning and the hygienist ask me how my weekend was. I had to pause. Uh...weekend.....there was a weekend? What day is it? Oh ya, my weekend was fine, thank you for asking.
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Old 02-03-2016, 04:53 PM   #32
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It is definitely a change but you'll get used to it. And the "every day is Saturday" is something you're going to like. A lot.

And if you get a lot of snow, not having to go out in it if you don't want to is a huge plus.
"every day is Saturday"- might be the most-exciting words I have heard...............ever!!!


4 more months, 4 more months...
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"every day is Saturday"- might be the most-exciting words I have heard...............ever!!!

4 more months, 4 more months...
And just think - - not only is every day a Saturday, but you won't have a week's worth of errands or chores waiting for you either. You can focus on the fun part of Saturdays.

Retirement is very exciting! Those 4 more months will speed by and then you'll be retired too.
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Old 02-04-2016, 07:26 PM   #35
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Congratulations! Enjoy retirement! We are newbies too. My last day was 1/4/16 and my husband's in December. And yes, it is totally normal to be thrown by spending the nest egg rather than accumulating. Still working on that one, and still looking for where/how we can save! Also, I realize I really miss some of the folks from work, but I don't miss the JOB at all! Here's to enjoying the transition. Cheers!
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:28 PM   #36
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"every day is Saturday"- might be the most-exciting words I have heard...............ever!!!





4 more months, 4 more months...

Don't want to burst your bubble but 6/30 is really 5 more months! 🤔


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