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OMY - Not so fast ( Today was THE DAY)
Old 01-18-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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OMY - Not so fast ( Today was THE DAY)

In a post earlier this month I admitted being lured into OMY with the promise of easier duties and less travel. Well, wouldn't you know it but the bean counters intervened and I actually ended up with MORE geography to cover!

Today I sent my boss my plans to retire in a couple of months. For real. He called me and we had a nice discussion. I plan on taking the high road and leaving with no task undone and my reputation intact. First thing on the schedule, a long vacation in a warmer climate! This was the toughest decision I've faced after 36 years at the same company. Markets going down and a pension that will buy a couple bags of groceries, on the other hand I've got COH to get me through the first ten years. You just reach a point where you need to take the plunge. Until you hit the send button you really don't know how it will feel. Now I do. FREEDOM!!!!
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:17 PM   #2
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Congratulations! I remember that feeling when one finally makes that decision and communicates it to your boss. Very empowering! Enjoy your future!
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:29 PM   #3
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first of all, Congratulations!

secondly, I checked the acronym page and didn't find "COH".

What is it?
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:32 PM   #4
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first of all, Congratulations!

secondly, I checked the acronym page and didn't find "COH".

What is it?

I believe Cash on Hand.
Congratulations to the OP!


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Old 01-18-2016, 02:36 PM   #6
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Right now COH is the best investment.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:44 PM   #7
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Thanks All. Yes COH is cash on hand - from my accounting 101 in the '70's
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:48 PM   #8
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Congratulations! I think it is pretty unlikely you'll regret it. Please keep us posted on how it goes.

I tried the COH route, but it was too much trouble. I kept dropping it all over the place, and my knees aren't good so having to squat down to pick it up again was a pain, not to mention running after it if it was windy. Now I prefer CIM (Cash-in-Mattress).
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Congratulations! Sounds like you reached the tipping point. Best of luck!
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:08 PM   #10
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Congratulations!

I fantasize about hitting that "send" button myself.

I'm happy for you that you know how it actually feels!
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Wow, Congratulations!!

What a momentous day!
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Welcome to a new and exciting chapter ! For me this is the best time of my life; I hope you find the same
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Next twist. My boss told today that my concerns have been addressed. I thanked him and told him that I'm sure whoever takes the job will appreciate that. I think he's in some kind of denial.
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I thanked him and told him that I'm sure whoever takes the job will appreciate that.
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Excellent news. Now go and enjoy the rest of your life. Congrats!
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Congratulations! Oh how I wish I was in your shoes right now...one day.
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Congrats on sticking to your guns! Now start that countdown calendar!
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My hands start to sweat just reading about pressing the send button, and I'm only a couple months away from doing it myself. How can I anticipate that moment so keenly, yet feel such a sense of anxiety about it at the same time?

Anyway, congratulations firefox on making the commitment and sticking to it!
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Next twist. My boss told today that my concerns have been addressed. I thanked him and told him that I'm sure whoever takes the job will appreciate that. I think he's in some kind of denial.
After getting no raises for 2 years, I pulled the plug! I found out later they had to hire 3 people to replace me LOL
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