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Old 01-02-2014, 12:27 PM   #281
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OK, here the latest updated list. I went back to make sure no one was missed:

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 Maybe earlier in the year
45. sengsational - 2014
46. Amethyst - Jan-2014
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 - SOMETIME in 2014
75. Dcharles - Last work day Dec 31, 2013 - Jan-2014
76. aim-high - -2014
77. Corporateburnout - Mar-2014
78. Buck2520 - Jan-2014
79. cinman2000 - July 2014
80. ragabnh - Jul-2014
81. Jackanory - Jan-2014
82. Cassie - Jan-2014
83. Doxiemama - October 14, 2014
84. Chris M - Jan-2014
85. Dog - Apr, Jun or Dec-2014
86. 6miths - Mar, Apr-2014
87. jimbo14 - Jan-2014

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:34 PM   #282
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I have to admit that today feels like the first day of retirement for me. Even though my last day of work was December 31st, January 1st felt like a holiday off. January 2nd was the first "work" day that I woke up when I wanted and I wasn't obligated to go anywhere. It feels great!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:41 PM   #283
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I gave notice this morning. Boss asked if there were any other roles they havethat I might find enticing, and I politely declined. Still waiting for the brass above to call and try twisting my arm.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:52 PM   #284
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I gave notice this morning.
Did you tell them you were retiring?
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #285
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I gave notice this morning. Boss asked if there were any other roles they havethat I might find enticing, and I politely declined. Still waiting for the brass above to call and try twisting my arm.
Congrats brewer! If there was one thing I regret about my last day of work, it was them not asking if I'd consider coming back to help. They robbed me of the opportunity to say "NO!" I'm guessing for as sheepish as they looked, they already knew the answer and didn't bother to ask.
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Hubby had a conversation with his employers this morning. It was agreed he'd be "winding down". He was already working part time, from home... He'll stay on to wrap up 2 projects that are in the final stages, but all new work will be offloaded to a different architect. He estimates he'll have a few 10-20 hour weeks, interspersed with some weeks he has no hours... and be done by mid March.

He's on the fence on when to start SS. He turns 62 in 2 weeks.
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Did you tell them you were retiring?
I did not use that word as they would not have found it credible. This is a place where you do 30 years, get the pension and retire. I told him that I had accomplished what I came here to do, am ready for a change, and want to take some time off to think about what comes next as I just turned 40.
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I gave notice this morning.
Congratulations.
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Congratulations.

Thanks. Kind of anticlimactic.
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I told him that I had accomplished what I came here to do, am ready for a change, and want to take some time off to think about what comes next as I just turned 40.
Damn. I had money on "anal glaucoma"...
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Thanks. Kind of anticlimactic.

It'll be different when you actually stop working (I am guessing "notice" means you will still be working for a while).

Start practicing taking a long, deep breath of relief and freedom. Oh, and congratulations!
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Damn. I had money on "anal glaucoma"...
Nah. Despite my (many) frustrations with the organization, my direct superior is easily the best boss I have ever had. No reason to be other than nice about it with him.
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Thanks. Kind of anticlimactic.
My last day was anticlimactic at work. My giving notice week had some excitement as they ran around trying to figure out what to do.
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I gave notice this morning.
Congratulations. don't worry about the anti-climax. It's only a short road before the real excitement begins !
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Today was FREEDOM DAY, I am now a retiree!
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Today was FREEDOM DAY, I am now a retiree!
Congrats! and they even gave you a framed certificate. Excellent
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The Big Secret

I am only telling my closest friends that I trust and of course this Board of my plans. I am afraid to tell my upper management. They act like it is treason when people leave. They have no problem "walking people out the back door" AKA firing them, but expect undying loyalty in return.

My date is October and I am thinking 30 days is enough notice. It will take them six months to replace me but have my Deputy serve as an interim. That is what I am sure they will do.

I think two weeks is not enough notice. The GM's Admin. told me..."Don't tell the "B" of your plans, she will make your life miserable. This person left last October she was tired of the abuse.

So NOT going to miss this place. Everyone refers to it as "toxic", "sweat shop" or a "concentration camp."

Is this woman excited to be escaping? You bet!
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Last day of work is officially tomorrow 1/5/2014. I am very excited. Though I haven't been to work in about two months, they let me ease into ER, I will feel really free on Monday. Don't know what I'll do but I know I was ready. Love the forum!
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:20 PM   #299
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My full retirement date will be 1/31/14. I gave notice to my 20 hour/week job in November, but negotiated working Dec. and Jan. at just 8 hours/week for transition purposes. Such a relief to be so close.

Not such happy news, my DH and I went to Kauai to celebrate and I broke my ankle on one of their slippery, muddy hiking trails. A big bummer! So I had to fly home to have surgery and now am completely bedridden. Will hopefully be cleared to start putting some weight on the leg by the time retirement day comes! Not the auspicious beginning of ER I was hoping for!
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Today is my 4th day of retirement. I can't believe how relaxed I feel. I feel like a bird let out of a cage.
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