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Old 06-13-2009, 06:32 AM   #21
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:18 AM   #22
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Congrats!

Now you can spend countless hours sitting in an old lawn chair in front of the garage like a true retiree
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:06 AM   #23
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Absolutely, CONGRATS!

But may I suggest that retirement deserves far better beer than Miller!

Life is far too short to drink cheap beer.

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Great idea! Though since I WAS an IT nerd, most of my work clothes were khaki pants, oxford shirt, and loafers. I could probably dig a couple of decent suits out of the closet though.

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Don't be too sure. If mega-corp wants you back, they may get you. It's kinda like being abducted by aliens. Money talks.

It may be you need a tinfoil hat, not to listen.

Don't listen.
My boss already asked if I would come back in 6 months as a consultant. Jeeze. I was flattered, but don't see it happening.

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Congrats!

Now you can spend countless hours sitting in an old lawn chair in front of the garage like a true retiree
I fired our lawn crew in preparation for "assuming the position." My hubby "lol'd" when I told him that I will be caring for the lawn from this point forward. (He knows how I hate sweating, ahaha.)
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:30 AM   #24
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Congrats, Sarah! It must be an incredible feeling to walk out the door.

All the best

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Old 06-13-2009, 11:17 AM   #25
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...suits, dresses,purses, conservative slacks, blouses and blazers that I had not been wearing but were still current. I also had lots of costume jewelry and scarves and gloves that had been given to me as gifts and were still in boxes. I felt so good taking all these things to the Y, and I made a dent in my cluttered life...
You have inspired me to do same. I just put it on "the list" for a rainy day. I did some initial weeding out 2 years ago, but the finale is very much needed. I will save just 3 outfits for some upcoming educational advisory meetings with my alma mater in the fall.

Congrats on your freedom!!! Woooohooooooooo
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Congratulations! And what a great time of the year to get started in ER! Think of it as "your spring"
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:12 PM   #27
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Thanks, everyone. I'm pretty excited right now. It feels like high school graduation, haha. I even got gifts. YAY me.
Yeah, I got a telescope as a retirement gift from Megacorp 3 years ago. I'm hoping to take it out the box sometime soon. This is the effect of being retired.

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Old 06-13-2009, 09:19 PM   #28
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My sister did that and then had to buy new clothes since her house did not sell so hang onto the clothes for a little while .
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Yeah, I got a telescope as a retirement gift from Megacorp 3 years ago. I'm hoping to take it out the box sometime soon. This is the effect of being retired.

Congratulations!
Yep, no rush to do things.

Mega corp gave me a MIG welder when I left (I'm into restoring old cars). unfortunately, I haven't yet got 220 to my garage. Oxy-Acetalene still works.
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If mega-corp wants you back, they may get you. It's kinda like being abducted by aliens. Money talks.

It may be you need a tinfoil hat, not to listen.

Don't listen.

Yes it's like the godfather quote " Just when I thought I was out they drag me back in ". but resist . I was dragged ( Offered great money and flexibility )for an extra year and it was torture after two months so resist .
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Part of my destressing from 30 years of teaching is to 'retire' all my work clothes. They will be donated to the local Salvation Army.
Congrats, Sarah!
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:23 AM   #32
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Congratulations SarahW! I just did it too. What a feeling!
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Enjoy your freedom, Sarah.
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After a nice bonfire fueled by white shirts and ties, I put on the new uniform - tee shirt, shorts and flip flops. Still at about 8pm I find myself saying, "I've got to get out of this monkey suit".

Congrats Sarah, buy yourself an extra large comfy bathrobe.
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Yay! Congratulations....you never have to be miserable again!
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Jeeze, nobody told me retirement was so EXHAUSTING. I've been working my butt off this week on home projects; today I'm drooping like yesterday's petunias. I need to learn to pace myself.
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