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Old 11-12-2007, 08:15 PM   #21
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Wow $10,000. I announced on Wednesday I was leaving that Friday. The only thing that happened is that my boss tried to get me to reconsider after I had already signed the papers on Thursday. I few people offered lunch but I had plans.

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:56 PM   #22
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Wow 10k! I got a coffee mug and a boot in the @ss. Anything more and mega corp would have a mass exitous.

p.s. banked vacation was several k ... that was nice.

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Old 11-15-2007, 08:32 PM   #23
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$10k is quite a retirement present!!!

I got zip, nada, zero, nothing when I left. Not even a "thank you" for filling two major positions for over six months. My stock options expired underwater and there was no pension or retirement medical benefits. Good thing I was already FI before I left.

$10k sounds more like a bribe to keep working than a retirement gift.
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:29 AM   #24
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Well I bought a couple of hybrid clubs and had my clubs regripped. I may buy a new set of irons, but will probably wait till spring.

I do think that maybe they want to keep on my good side as they hope I may come back and work part-time. They also know that I have gotten calls from their competition.

The owner of the company believes I'll be back. While I don't want to burn any bridges it sure isn't in my plans. Ive been gone now for 1-1/2 months and retirement beats the hell out of working.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:49 AM   #25
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I do think that maybe they want to keep on my good side as they hope I may come back and work part-time.
Same with my gift. They want me to come back and work with my replacement during this years audit/year end process. I agreed as I had no ill feelings for the company. I've got one more bonus check(partial) coming to me early next year anyway, so I want to make sure the new guy computes everything properly.

I hope my replacement doesn't fly the coupe anytime soon. I know who they will be calling for a short term fix.

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