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Old 02-07-2011, 05:00 PM   #41
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I made my official notifications to HR and my boss on Jan 3. It took me two days to figure out why I felt so different after that. I finally realized I was completely relaxed without a care in the world.
Funny how that goes isn't it?

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #42
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Congratulations JmfromTx and welcome to the class. 14 days is nothing. Enjoy them and leave with a smile.
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My DH is retiring at the end of May at age 55.

My situation is another story....still overcome with dizzy exhaustion from selling 3 apt buildings at once at the end of 2010, but lost a Apt Manager this month & its back to work I go (HI HO HI HO HI HO!).

Waiting to see some stabilization before I decide what to do with the last of My Real Estate empire....!!
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5 working days left. Technically more than that, but I'm not expected to do anything in the 30 days I have to accept the separation agreement I'll be offered next Tuesday, and I'll have to drive 3.5 hours to the office to turn in equipment. I don't plan on doing that until early March.
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You're doing a great job. I'm enjoying seeing the list develop.
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Are these ages or days left?
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Are these ages or days left?
I'm pretty sure those are ages. In my case it is.
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Added DH's age. His last day is 2/28/11. He'll be 56 on 3/5/11. Nice birthday present
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Congratulations JmfromTx and welcome to the class. 14 days is nothing. Enjoy them and leave with a smile.
14 days is nothing but it will feel like forever. And it gets worse as the ER day gets closer.
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Dear JmfromTx --- I am so happy for you. Please keep posting to let us know how you feel on your actual last day at work and then your first month of ER, then periodically after that. It is wonderful to read about success stories such as yours. I love the part where you wrote "have planned this exact date for many, many years." How many years exactly? Please tell.

I am in my planning phase right now and enjoy reading about your journey.
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Added DH's age. His last day is 2/28/11. He'll be 56 on 3/5/11. Nice birthday present
That should be a great birthday present, I expect you have something special planned for this particular birthday.

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Dear JmfromTx --- I am so happy for you. Please keep posting to let us know how you feel on your actual last day at work and then your first month of ER, then periodically after that. It is wonderful to read about success stories such as yours. I love the part where you wrote "have planned this exact date for many, many years." How many years exactly? Please tell.

I am in my planning phase right now and enjoy reading about your journey.
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I am a short-timer and seem to be walking around with a grin on my face all the time. The truth is, I still really like my job and boss and coworkers, and I really do care about the organization and worry about the knowledge I will be taking away with me. But a month ago, they finally hired a guy who will be taking my responsibilities, and wow, is he going to be good. It's really made it easier to think about leaving. I am spending most of my time training him, and he's soaking it up like a sponge. And he's a super-nice guy, 25 years old.

Because I'm in such a good mood, I just extended my stay with some cool caveats - instead of being off the payroll on March 31 like I planned, I will be staying through April 30, BUT - I will only work one day a week in April (as opposed to my normal 3 days per week). So, paychecks for all of April for 4 days' work. What the heck? 24 more days to work and counting!!
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I'm 56 and have planned this exact date for many, many years.
In my case I hadn't been planning on retiring at all. The realization that I could retire came very fast and I made the decision a week later. I would think that planning for retirement for many many years would be excruciating. It was a very long 6 months between my decision to retire and the day I left work.
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martyp, boy, I'm going through that right now. Countdown timer at 177 days (~6 mos.) and it is tough. I'm in a period of work with a lot of turmoil, and I'm having to go through it to hit my planned date of 8/12/11.

I won't be announcing until the first week of May (after bonus and merit lump sum). I think then it may get better cause they will know I can't be counted on long term.
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