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Old 10-22-2013, 04:23 AM   #201
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:43 AM   #202
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I hate to admit it but I'm going to drop out of the class of 2014. Originally I thought once I got the healthcare situation squared away I'd be free to go. Call it OMY or whatever I just don't feel ready. My job is lightening up even more with the addition of a young guy who will eventually take my place. However it is nice to know I can leave on my own terms. Just not yet.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:55 AM   #203
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I did it--turned in my letter today. The day is May 15, 2014. Tomorrow I will tell my students so they hear it from me. In my field, I work with a small group of students mostly on-on-one for their entire college careers, so it is not as though I have 800 whom I'll never see again.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:07 AM   #204
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I hate to admit it but I'm going to drop out of the class of 2014. Originally I thought once I got the healthcare situation squared away I'd be free to go. Call it OMY or whatever I just don't feel ready. My job is lightening up even more with the addition of a young guy who will eventually take my place. However it is nice to know I can leave on my own terms. Just not yet.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:22 AM   #205
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First day of the new chapter: JAN 1 2014!!! at age 55.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:53 PM   #206
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Last day of work at Megacorp Dec 31 2013 after 33 years.
First day of the new chapter: JAN 1 2014!!! at age 55.
Congratulations! !!! How dies it feel?
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #207
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I hate to admit it but I'm going to drop out of the class of 2014. Originally I thought once I got the healthcare situation squared away I'd be free to go. Call it OMY or whatever I just don't feel ready. My job is lightening up even more with the addition of a young guy who will eventually take my place. However it is nice to know I can leave on my own terms. Just not yet.
I'm recruiting you for the class of 2015. How about it? Come over to our thread.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #208
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One more added to the list!

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Aug-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
20. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
21. Hawk50s - Apr-2014
22. jimbee - Apr-2014
23. Dakotah - May-2014
24. christian_n - Jun-2014
25. fh2000 - Jun-2014
26. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
27. scrinch - Jun-2014
28. 02camp - Jun-2014
29. Huston55 - Jun-2014
30. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
31. jollystomper - Jun-2014
32. photoguy - Jun-2014
33. linny727 - Jun-2014
34. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
35. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
36. powlusr - Jun-2014
37. WhoDaresWins - Jul-2014
38. Grainiac - Aug-2014
39. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
40. hakuna matata - Oct-2014
41. FLD3C - Oct-2014
42. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
43. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014
44. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014
45. sengsational - 2014
46. Amethyst - ? To be determined.
47. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
48. Difficultrun - Apr 2014
49. pinejake May-2014
50. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
51. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
52. Grigori - Apr-2014
53. Andre1969 - Apr-2014
54. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
55. Kaufmanrider - Jan-2014
56. Theseus - Jul-2014
57. Annienz - Feb-2014 PT Summer 2014 FT?
58. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
59. Rena - 2014
60. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
61. poorcarver - Jan-Apr-2014
62. palomalou - May-2014
63. CherylGrrl - Jan-2014
64. Snowcat - Jun-2014
65. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
66. Tailgate - Jan-2014
67. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
68. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
69. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
70. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #209
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No more thoughts of part-time work. My health needs me more. Please put me down as a full time member of the class of 2014 - start date of my freedom Feb 6th, 2014.

I was going to work part time but am done with that idea. Very much looking forward to full time freedom, aged 53.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #210
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Add me to the graduating class of 2014! Still negotiating the details of my departure, but definitely out by January of 2014.
Planning to pack up and move with the family to Alabama (from St. Louis) after the kids are out of school this summer. More time for sailing, warm weather and southern culture and food! Wife and I are age 44. Been working toward ER almost as long as I've been working!
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:28 PM   #211
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Another update. We also have a special welcome to martyb from the Class of 2013. He decided to hold over his retirement so he could have a proper goodbye at work.

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Aug-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
20. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
21. Hawk50s - Apr-2014
22. jimbee - Apr-2014
23. Dakotah - May-2014
24. christian_n - Jun-2014
25. fh2000 - Jun-2014
26. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
27. scrinch - Jun-2014
28. 02camp - Jun-2014
29. Huston55 - Jun-2014
30. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
31. jollystomper - Jun-2014
32. photoguy - Jun-2014
33. linny727 - Jun-2014
34. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
35. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
36. powlusr - Jun-2014
37. WhoDaresWins - Jul-2014
38. Grainiac - Aug-2014
39. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
40. hakuna matata - Oct-2014
41. FLD3C - Oct-2014
42. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
43. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014
44. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014
45. sengsational - 2014
46. Amethyst - ? To be determined.
47. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
48. Difficultrun - Apr 2014
49. pinejake May-2014
50. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
51. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
52. Grigori - Apr-2014
53. Andre1969 - Apr-2014
54. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
55. Kaufmanrider - Jan-2014
56. Theseus - Jul-2014
57. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
58. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
59. Rena - 2014
60. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
61. poorcarver - Jan-Apr-2014
62. palomalou - May-2014
63. CherylGrrl - Jan-2014
64. Snowcat - Jun-2014
65. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
66. Tailgate - Jan-2014
67. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
68. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
69. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
70. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
71. Singletrack - Jan-2014
72. PRSC - Jan-2014
73. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
74. martyb - Jan-2014

Congrats to annienz for deciding not to do that part-time stuff.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #212
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Another update. We also have a special welcome to martyb from the Class of 2013. He decided to hold over his retirement so he could have a proper goodbye at work.

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Aug-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
20. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
21. Hawk50s - Apr-2014
22. jimbee - Apr-2014
23. Dakotah - May-2014
24. christian_n - Jun-2014
25. fh2000 - Jun-2014
26. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
27. scrinch - Jun-2014
28. 02camp - Jun-2014
29. Huston55 - Jun-2014
30. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
31. jollystomper - Jun-2014
32. photoguy - Jun-2014
33. linny727 - Jun-2014
34. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
35. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
36. powlusr - Jun-2014
37. WhoDaresWins - Jul-2014
38. Grainiac - Aug-2014
39. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
40. hakuna matata - Oct-2014
41. FLD3C - Oct-2014
42. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
43. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014
44. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014
45. sengsational - 2014
46. Amethyst - ? To be determined.
47. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
48. Difficultrun - Apr 2014
49. pinejake May-2014
50. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
51. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
52. Grigori - Apr-2014
53. Andre1969 - Apr-2014
54. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
55. Kaufmanrider - Jan-2014
56. Theseus - Jul-2014
57. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
58. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
59. Rena - 2014
60. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
61. poorcarver - Jan-Apr-2014
62. palomalou - May-2014
63. CherylGrrl - Jan-2014
64. Snowcat - Jun-2014
65. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
66. Tailgate - Jan-2014
67. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
68. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
69. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
70. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
71. Singletrack - Jan-2014
72. PRSC - Jan-2014
73. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
74. martyb - Jan 2, 2014

Congrats to annienz for deciding not to do that part-time stuff.
Heh....I see somebody has already added me to the list! I was just about to do it myself. Hello to everybody in the Class of 2014! Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #213
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1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - Apr-2014
4. akck - Dec 31, 2013 last day of work, Jan 1, 2014 1st day of ret.
5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - Aug-2014
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - Jan-2014
13. gozer - Jan-2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
18. nun - Mar-2014
19. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
20. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
21. Hawk50s - Apr-2014
22. jimbee - Apr-2014
23. Dakotah - May-2014
24. christian_n - Jun-2014
25. fh2000 - Jun-2014
26. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
27. scrinch - Jun-2014
28. 02camp - Jun-2014
29. Huston55 - Jun-2014
30. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
31. jollystomper - Jun-2014
32. photoguy - Jun-2014
33. linny727 - Jun-2014
34. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
35. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
36. powlusr - Jun-2014
37. WhoDaresWins - Jul-2014
38. Grainiac - Aug-2014
39. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
40. hakuna matata - Oct-2014
41. FLD3C - Oct-2014
42. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
43. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014
44. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014
45. sengsational - 2014
46. Amethyst - ? To be determined.
47. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
48. Difficultrun - Apr 2014
49. pinejake May-2014
50. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
51. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
52. Grigori - Apr-2014
53. Andre1969 - Apr-2014
54. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
55. Kaufmanrider - Jan-2014
56. Theseus - Jul-2014
57. Annienz - Feb-2014 PT Summer 2014 FT?
58. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
59. Rena - 2014
60. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
61. poorcarver - Jan-Apr-2014
62. palomalou - May-2014
63. CherylGrrl - Jan-2014
64. Snowcat - Jun-2014
65. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
66. Tailgate - Jan-2014
67. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
68. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
69. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
70. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
71. Singletrack - Jan-2014
72. PRSC - Jan-2014
Yep, while this group is truly impressive, I'm going to have to bow out. The timeline is closing fast and I'm not ready to hang it up. It could change tomorrow but there are no hassles at work and I'm given all the freedom I need to do what I want and mentor my replacements. We'll see how it goes. The key is FI, the ER part can happen any time
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:57 PM   #214
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Yep, while this group is truly impressive, I'm going to have to bow out. The timeline is closing fast and I'm not ready to hang it up. It could change tomorrow but there are no hassles at work and I'm given all the freedom I need to do what I want and mentor my replacements. We'll see how it goes. The key is FI, the ER part can happen any time
You have a whole year to change your mind. That's why you have the ?? marks. We like to keep people on the list until the end for this reason. Besides, it's a pain to change everyone's number.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #215
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No more thoughts of part-time work. My health needs me more. Please put me down as a full time member of the class of 2014 - start date of my freedom Feb 6th, 2014.

I was going to work part time but am done with that idea. Very much looking forward to full time freedom, aged 53.
Same here. Same decision, same age. I was thinking of going PT, but now I'm just going to stop completely. I may seek PT work some time again in the future, after I've had a chance to detox and rest for a long time, but I'm leaving that up in the air for now. Come age 53 (9/1/13), I'm done, full stop.

It feels much better -- I'm sure annienz would agree -- to look forward to stopping work completely, rather than just cutting back to less of the same.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:36 AM   #216
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After major surgery 10 weeks ago, I'm absolutely in the Class of 2014. Yes - I'm on the list already. Lots of soul-searching the past months. Like the work (mostly), but hate where we live. Opportunities in Mega-Corp to relo are limited. Pay is good. I want to stay to 55, lock in retiree medical and pension lump sum.

I'll tell the boss in April, then hang around a few months to interview and train replacement.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:05 AM   #217
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You have a whole year to change your mind. That's why you have the ?? marks. We like to keep people on the list until the end for this reason. Besides, it's a pain to change everyone's number.
Fair enough. Who knows maybe I'll get offered a severance package. However, that doesn't appear to be in the cards. At my company that is only used for really poor performers and genuine slackers. Life's not always fair.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #218
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That is looking ahead indeed!
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So should a semi-retiree join a class?

I am FI and capable of RE, but there are some things I still like to do and will probably leave the big co and hang out my shingle to do them as a consultant in 2014. Call it FISRE. When the kids finish college and start families of their own then maybe I'll call it a day.
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