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Old 01-12-2017, 11:30 PM   #1
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Here we go! Class of 2017 checking in!

So tomorrow morning I do my exit interview and say good bye to a 30 plus year career in Aerospace. It's been a great ride and I am stoked about my future. I have literally been thinking about tomorrow for decades. I knew in my early twenties I was going to call it quits early. I wanted to retire at 55 but I missed it by one year. At 56 my DW and I still have plenty of energy to enjoy the next few years doing fun stuff. My plans for this year are a couple of cruises, a road trip to Key West, an Alaskan fishing trip with my buds and spending some quality time up at my cabin! I have enjoyed some free wise advice on this forum through the years and for that I am grateful!
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:35 PM   #2
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:48 PM   #3
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Congrats!! Love your attitude and hope you have a blast!
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:20 AM   #4
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:32 PM   #6
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Four more work days for me. I'm out January 20. I am giddy with anticipation. I just scheduled a visit from the cable company for the 25th between 10:30-12:30. Before this would have been a real headache. Now it's no problem...it's not like I have to sneak away from work.
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:56 PM   #7
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So tomorrow morning I do my exit interview and say good bye to a 30 plus year career in Aerospace. It's been a great ride and I am stoked about my future. I have literally been thinking about tomorrow for decades. I knew in my early twenties I was going to call it quits early. I wanted to retire at 55 but I missed it by one year. At 56 my DW and I still have plenty of energy to enjoy the next few years doing fun stuff. My plans for this year are a couple of cruises, a road trip to Key West, an Alaskan fishing trip with my buds and spending some quality time up at my cabin! I have enjoyed some free wise advice on this forum through the years and for that I am grateful!
How did it go?? Congratulations!!
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:43 AM   #8
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Retirement Day

It went great yesterday. Very surreal and giddy at the same time. My buddies took me to Top Golf for lunch then we went on to a seafood place to eat. We are going to celebrate next week since my DW is under the weather.

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Old 01-18-2017, 02:21 PM   #10
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Sent an email to the boss today making it official my last day is 3/3. I told him verbally last week, but realized both he and I needed it in writing.

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Old 01-19-2017, 06:45 PM   #11
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I gave my notice today. Talked to my boss and his boss. They were both happy for me and a little sad. 25 years with my company next month. Last day on schedule for February 10. Yee-HAW.
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Sent an email to the boss today making it official my last day is 3/3. I told him verbally last week, but realized both he and I needed it in writing.


Did you include this meme in your email?
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:19 AM   #14
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July 07, 2017 will be my final day. I am a bit late to the party as I will be 64 and 1/12 years old at that point. Still not sure what retirement will mean for me. I will give myself at least 6 months to decompress, visit my granddaughters (who live in another state) and focus on fitness.

After that I will look for volunteer opportunities or some kind of fun part time work in a field outside my profession.
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:16 PM   #15
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Be mindful of the road trip to Key West. Consider breaking it up and plan for a day. You will likely get behind RV's (and others) that will never exceed 30 MPH). Instead of tolerating that, plan a few (or more) veer off points along the way. Maybe a brunch stop, a swing through (or an overnight at) Key Largo, a "we're almost there" margarita (but only one) an hour or so out. Have fun - be patient!
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:57 PM   #16
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Good advice Red Badger. We are planning to stay in Key Largo, and maybe Marathon for a some fishing trips. Maybe do some diving as well.


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Be mindful of the road trip to Key West. Consider breaking it up and plan for a day. You will likely get behind RV's (and others) that will never exceed 30 MPH). Instead of tolerating that, plan a few (or more) veer off points along the way. Maybe a brunch stop, a swing through (or an overnight at) Key Largo, a "we're almost there" margarita (but only one) an hour or so out. Have fun - be patient!
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