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Old 11-03-2013, 02:15 PM   #221
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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.
I considered myself as having joined the Class of 2013 when I was laid off, even though I later took a job that has me only working Saturday mornings. It doesn't stress me out, the money doesn't make or break our retirement and I could easily leave if the BS bucket filled, so I still more or less consider myself as retired. While not fully retired in the strictest sense, I feel that way in terms of mindset. I think we're to the point where I never have to endure an overflowing BS bucket again.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:18 AM   #222
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I plan to retire at the end of March 2014 @ 60 but did not share my plans with my boss or anyone at work as I planned to give notice on January 1st. DW retired two years ago @58 and loves it. This week my boss informed me of discussions of a possible consolidation of our division with another under their management which if it happens it will result in both of our positions being eliminated. A final decision is planned for mid December and will require a transition period to the end of March. I was trying hard not to show my exuberance and jubilation since if it's a go I will retire on the same day I planned all along but with a full year's salary and health benefits.

Sometimes it pays not to give too long of a notice.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:01 PM   #223
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Joining class of 2014. Gave notice Wednesday. Last day Jan 19th. Wow what a good feeling. looking forward to the best years of my life!
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #224
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1. HeatherB - 2013
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5. Redbugdave - Jan-2014
6. sbwitte - Jan-2014
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
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9. rodi - H - Jan-2014
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14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. rodi - Feb-2014
17. Meadbh - Mar-2014
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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
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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 Maybe earlier in the year
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
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57. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
58. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
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76. aim-high - -2014
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Dcharles, which year 2013 or 2014? aim-high, everyone is welcome as long as they're not working full-time, so don't work too many hours.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #225
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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.
Um, is there some obvious reason you could not become a poor performer or genuine slacker? Even I could manage that.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:41 AM   #226
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Um, is there some obvious reason you could not become a poor performer or genuine slacker? Even I could manage that.
For some of us, professional pride gets in the way. There were times when I had no problems saying I couldn't take on any more work because I already had enough (which was true), but I would never consider doing a half-assed job on any of the work I actually did.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:47 AM   #227
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For some of us, professional pride gets in the way. There were times when I had no problems saying I couldn't take on any more work because I already had enough (which was true), but I would never consider doing a half-assed job on any of the work I actually did.
That, and a strong work ethic (which may be the same thing).
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:52 AM   #228
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Um, is there some obvious reason you could not become a poor performer or genuine slacker? Even I could manage that.
The biggest problem is that my coworkers and customers are also friends that I've worked with for decades. It would be tough to slack off on them. But I may just slow up a bit after the holidays.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #229
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Sorry....I am RE at 60 on Dec 31, 2013. It all came up so fast and thanks to the many positive supporters on this web site.......I know we ca make it work and FIRE at the end of the year. Praise The Lord!
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:05 PM   #230
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Sorry....I am RE at 60 on Dec 31, 2013. It all came up so fast and thanks to the many positive supporters on this web site.......I know we ca make it work and FIRE at the end of the year. Praise The Lord!
Congratulations! !! Please keep us posted about how it goes. --Nomad
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #233
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Joining class of 2014. Gave notice Wednesday. Last day Jan 19th. Wow what a good feeling. looking forward to the best years of my life!
You lucky b&strd!

Seriously, you are so close it must feel great waking up each day knowing the finish line is right in front of you. Congrats!
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You lucky b&strd!

Seriously, you are so close it must feel great waking up each day knowing the finish line is right in front of you. Congrats!
Completely agree! Congratulations!!
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I will retire by end of July 2014 at the age of 57, I am finacially ok and there is not need to continue with the daily grind and trying to keep up with jones. Looking forward to this milestone, please add me to list.
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For some of us, professional pride gets in the way. There were times when I had no problems saying I couldn't take on any more work because I already had enough (which was true), but I would never consider doing a half-assed job on any of the work I actually did.
Well, I am in full "not give a flying reproductive act" mode. I will get done the deliverables I committed to, but not an ounce of effort over that level.
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I plan to retire at the end of March 2014 @ 60 but did not share my plans with my boss or anyone at work as I planned to give notice on January 1st. DW retired two years ago @58 and loves it. This week my boss informed me of discussions of a possible consolidation of our division with another under their management which if it happens it will result in both of our positions being eliminated. A final decision is planned for mid December and will require a transition period to the end of March. I was trying hard not to show my exuberance and jubilation since if it's a go I will retire on the same day I planned all along but with a full year's salary and health benefits. Sometimes it pays not to give too long of a notice.
Wow! And people say luck doesn't exist. That is an amazing coincidence if it happens.
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Wow! And people say luck doesn't exist. That is an amazing coincidence if it happens.
I'll let you know how lucky I am in a month or so
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2 of 3 kids will have graduated and we want to do a-lot of outdoor travel, like hiking the AT and National parks. Next year is the goal - but we shall see - work is not terrible and the extra $ never hurts.

We just want to do other things besides pound away on a keyboard all day in a cubical. Maybe lots of 4 day weekends will suffice. We shall see.
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Well, I am in full "not give a flying reproductive act" mode. I will get done the deliverables I committed to, but not an ounce of effort over that level.
Makes me think of an NPR story I heard recently regarding how Mosquitos mate.....wait for it....wait for it.....wait.......

....you guessed it, they do give a f[¥ing f|_|c|<

Mosquito Duet Leads To Love : NPR

"The male mosquito's buzz, or flight tone, is normally about 600 cycles per second, or 600-Hz. The female's tone is about 400-Hz. In music, he's roughly a D, and she's about a G. So the male brings his tone into phase with the female's to create a near-perfect duet. Together, the two tones create what musicians call an overtone — a third, fainter tone at 1200-Hz. Only then will the mosquitoes mate."

Let's hear it for OVERTONE!
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