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Old 09-29-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Although I had planned on staying till the end of the year, push came to shove lately & I finally retired effective today from my fed LE job of 25 years 5 months (+4 yrs bought-back military time for a total of 29/5)

I'll be 49 next month.

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard the good ship ER. I retired March 08 and haven't looked back. I am thinking that if I survived the 2008 financial debacle then I will probably never have to go back to work.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:15 PM   #3
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Congratulations, retired at 48 sounds better than retired at 49 anyway. Enjoy!
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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congrats on the ER ... and welcome aboard (and by the way as I still wo## a full time job)...
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:21 PM   #5
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Yeah, go ahead and rub it in Congratulations!
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:24 PM   #6
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and welcome back...!
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:42 PM   #7
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Congratulations, good to know that you knew that it was time rather than suffer for an extra day.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:38 AM   #8
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"Now retired 09/09 not quite yet 49!"

Beautiful poetry. Welcome aboard.

So... what are you going to do all day?
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:25 AM   #9
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Wonderful! I am 49 as well with 27 years as a public school teacher, but am waiting to 55 and my son being done with college
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:28 AM   #10
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Congratulations...its all good from here!
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:42 AM   #11
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Wow - 48 no less - Congrats!

Now you'll have to put up with that "But, but, you're to young to be retired!" cr@p for the next five years or so.

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:36 AM   #12
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Welcome aboard! Retired two years ago -- the best two years of my life.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:40 AM   #13
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:52 AM   #14
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:58 AM   #15
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Great move. Time to play!
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:48 PM   #16
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Congrats! Anything in particular that pushed you out the door?
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:23 PM   #17
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It was kinda last minute notice, but I got a few friends together to do a little ditty (first 0:47 seconds) to celebrate your freedom.

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:31 PM   #18
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boy, I'm jealous! Congratulations!

We hope to hear all kinds of interesting adjustment stories. Or will it just be z-z-z-z-z-z-z as you sleep late for a while?



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Old 09-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #19
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:57 PM   #20
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