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Old 10-18-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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Filed the paperwork with HR to apply for pension benes, insurance, etc effective my ER date of 1/24/07.
Tra-la, tra-la.
It was oddly anticlimactic, though. Boss & others have known it was coming for quite a while; and this is not the formal notice anyway, so I can still back-out if I want.
AS IF !!
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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Congrats! Nice to know freedom is just around the corner.
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:52 PM   #3
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But, but, whaddya going to do all day?
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:48 PM   #4
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Congrats

The clock will seem to be going slower until your last day.

Will you have to train your replacement?
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:53 PM   #5
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congrats life won't be the same, thank goodness and the time will go slow until the last week or so

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Old 10-18-2006, 10:56 PM   #6
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Savor this time....it does'nt get any better. You got a BS shield!
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:33 AM   #7
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Best wishes for an exciting new chapter in your life.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:37 AM   #8
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You're too young to retire.

Just doing my part to get you ready for the inevitable.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:04 PM   #9
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Many of your co-workers will admit that they are envious of you. Your last few months will go fast and be very enjoyable, as you now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Congratulations on this new chapter in your life!
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:19 AM   #10
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Many of your co-workers will admit that they are envious of you.
I actually had people tell me that they "wish they were me."
Imagine that! Of course, if I was not me, I would want to be me too.

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Old 10-21-2006, 09:26 AM   #11
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It's been 8 months now for me and I'm still grinning! AS good as you think you feel now, it will be even better the morning after. Congrats!

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Old 10-26-2006, 03:44 PM   #12
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I'm on the cusp and can't wait!
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:52 PM   #13
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Still a newbie at it at 7 months in, and I'm agreeing with Setab, it just gets better and better.

You Gonna LIKE it! Big Time. Assuming you're only waiting for the new year for tax purposes. It will go quick, and folks will be coming outta the woodwork asking how you can possibly do that, as they KNOW that they sure can't
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Assuming you're only waiting for the new year for tax purposes. It will go quick, and folks will be coming outta the woodwork asking how you can possibly do that, as they KNOW that they sure can't
Actually I'm waiting to be credited with an annual lump of use-or-lose personal leave - which I will USE, then LEAVE!

HR person said, "but you'll only get 40% of your full benefit - have you done any financial planning"
"Well, a little", I replied. "I think I'll manage."

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Congratulations! I retired 6/2/06 and I am enjoying it very much! My last few months went by very quickly.
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HR person said, "but you'll only get 40% of your full benefit - have you done any financial planning"
"Well, a little", I replied. "I think I'll manage."


Congrats Bobot!
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Congrats,
I will manage with 40% of pay.
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Old 10-29-2006, 02:37 PM   #18
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It can certainly be done! My contribution to the family funds amounts to about 35%. It's about what you need to cover expenses, never about what you grossed at the peak of your powers.

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