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Old 07-17-2014, 06:01 PM   #641
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Just over two weeks to go (8 working days counting vacation) and things are getting really weird at work. One of my team members that just returned from maternity leave and when I told her about my RE, her only comment was "that's what I heard". She is really too young to be jealous, so who knows. My boss chewed me out last week for something that she did not even take the time to investigate fully. When I shared the truth with her, she did not show the slightest sign of remorse. Most of my team has turned a very cold shoulder to me even after I invited them to my party a couple weeks after my official date. 3 of the 6 have not responded at all.... I'll be FIRE'ing on my 54th birthday and they have been aware for about 4 months. I am doing the best I can at leaving with a professional and positive approach. It seems that not many people leave this company on their own terms. I shared my news early because I thought it was the right thing to do for some workload decisions that were being made. I look back on that with no regrets as I will be able to live with a clear conscious. I can put up with 8 more days of awkwardness....no problem :-)
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:06 PM   #642
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Wow Cinman. Really makes you wonder what's going on with everyone. It sure seems like everyone is bitter about you leaving on your own. Congrats!
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:14 PM   #643
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That has to be disappointing Cinman.... it's early yet, having given my two months notice on Monday, but everyone has been pretty darn happy for me. Maybe things will deteriorate as I get closer to September, but I hope not to the extent you are experiencing.
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Have been retired a little over 2 weeks now and am meeting former co-workers at a watering hole near the office for lunch tomorrow. They have been emailing and texting me to make sure I'm not having too much fun. I always tell them I just got up or am still in my pajamas at noon.
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To heck with them Cinman. You won't be seeing or dealing with them in the near future and they certainly are not your "friends". Maybe a party with your real friends and not work acquaintances...
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Cinman2000, you work with some very strange people. I would not give them a second thought, just clear the heck out and don't look back.

I gave 2 months written notice prior to leaving (although I had made no secret that I planned to retire at age 60 for at least a year prior). I did get some "but you're too young to retire". I was like...WTH? What is young about 60? But without exception people wished me well. I will say that once I gave notice I got slammed with extra work and projects, like they were bound and determined to extract every last ounce of worth out of me before i left. I still have not been replaced as the woman who bid on my job has to wait for someone to fill her position before she can move, and the agency will likely have to hire off the civil service list for her job. It could take months.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:17 PM   #647
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Cinman2000, you work with some very strange people.
My thought exactly
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Cinman...I feel for you. I'm also seeing some interesting reactions from co-workers. My peer is not talking to me and seems to be avoiding me. I think she is concerned about picking up responsibility for my managers and projects. I suggested we schedule time for me to update her before I leave - so far no interest. Only 10 more work days for me. So excited!!!
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Congratulations and happy birthday Theseus! We will retire on the same day 8/1. So exciting!!!!
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:06 PM   #650
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Another update with dates and ages added:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - 08/07/2014 - Age 54
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014 - DONE!!!
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - 01/03/2014
13. gozer - 01/31/2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. Meadbh - Mar-2014
17. nun - Mar-2014
18. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
19. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
20. Hawk50s - Oct-2014
21. jimbee - 04/03/2014
22. Dakotah - 05/02/2014
23. christian_n - Jun-2014
24. fh2000 - Jun-2014
25. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
26. scrinch - May-2016
27. 02camp - Jun-2014
28. Huston55 - 06/05/2014 Last day - 06/30/2014 Official day
29. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
30. bssc - 07/18/2014
31. photoguy -03/04/2014
32. linny727 - Jun-2014
33. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
34. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
35. powlusr - Jun-2014
36. WhoDaresWins - 07/02/2014 - Age 59
37. Grainiac - Aug-2014
38. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
39. hakuna matata - Oct-2014 - Age 55
40. FLD3C - Oct-2014
41. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
42. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014 - Age 55
43. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014 Maybe earlier in the year
44. sengsational - 01/24/2014
45. Amethyst - Jan-2014
46. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
47. Difficultrun - 04/30/2014
48. pinejake May-2014
49. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
50. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
51. Grigori - Apr-2014
52. Andre1969 - ? - Age 44
53. In-control - Jun-2014 ?
54. Kaufmanrider - 01/11/2014 - Age 49
55. Theseus - 08/01/2014 - Age 57
56. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
57. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
58. Rena - 2014
59. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
60. poorcarver - 02/28/2014
61. palomalou - 05/12/2014
62. CherylGrrl - 01/31/2014
63. Snowcat - Jun-2014
64. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
65. Tailgate - Jan-2014
66. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
67. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
68. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
69. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
70. Singletrack - Jan-2014
71. PRSC - Jan-2014
72. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
73. martyb - July 3, 2014 - age 56
74. Dcharles - 12/31/2013
75. aim-high - -2014 - Age 48
76. Corporateburnout - Jun-2014
77. Buck2520 - Jan-2014
78. cinman2000 - 08/01/2014 - Age 54
79. ragabnh - 07/11/2014
80. Jackanory - Jan-2014
81. Cassie - Jan-2014
82. Doxiemama - October 14, 2014
83. Chris M - Jan-2014
84. Dog - 08/01/2014 - Age 56
85. 6miths - 05/02/2014
86. jimbo14 - 01/30/2014
87. mschipa - 01/05/2014
88. meperki - 01/01/2014
89. campcrew - 03/14/2014
90. Jgot - H - 03/01/2014
91. PERSonalTime - 01/01/2014
92. tbilltubbs - 04/01/2014
93. ER2CR - Aug-2014
94. ktmissouri - 01/17/2014
95. Tom52 - 02/28/2014
96. Jaded salami - 03/31/2014 - Age 52
97. moester - 07/01/2014
98. just me - 02/28/2014
99. Dave in VA - 04/11/2014
100. trouthog - 04/04/2014
101. chris66 - 03/31/2014 - Age 48
102. LaVieQ - 03/31/2014
103. springr - 01/01/2014
104. nerkdawg - 04/01/2014
105. EllisWyatt - 04/30/2014
106. Jager - 06/02/2014
107. Dixie19 - 04/30/2014
108. Ally - H - 04/30/2014
109. Looking4Ward - 06/02/2014
110. Pastorm1 - 05/23/2014
111. Debinnov a - Jun-Jul-2014
112. Marinauser - 12/31/2014
113. Athena53 - 05/09/2014
114. EastWestGal - 09/15/2014
115. pjm-7 - 06/06/2014 - Age 56
116. jim747 - 05/01/2014
117. Cat-tirement - Sep-2014
118. fidler4 - 06/02/2014
119. timmar - June-2014
120. rodi - 06/19/2014 - age 52
121. jjquantz - 08/27/2014 - Age 55
122. sgfgrover15 - 08/22/2014 - Age 45
123. sgfgrover15 - H - 09/28/2014 - Age 46
124. Lakewood90712 - 07/14/2014
125. WinterHaven - 6/30/14 ESR - Age 44
126. heey_joe - 12/31/2014 - Age 59
127. ajs56 - Jul-Aug-2014 - Age 57
128. FlyBoy5 - 12/31/2014 - Age 40
129. Sea Kayaker - 09/12/2014 - Age 42
130. bobafett - 05/2014 -

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Old 07-22-2014, 03:14 PM   #651
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:48 PM   #652
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akck - you deserve an attaboy or attagirl for keeping this list up to date! 130 already with more than 5 months to go - we may get to 200.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:21 PM   #653
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I pulled the trigger yesterday! I can't believe that I am actually able to do this. Thanks all for the great advise over the years. Still shaking from excitement and nervousness.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:23 PM   #654
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I pulled the trigger yesterday! I can't believe that I am actually able to do this. Thanks all for the great advise over the years. Still shaking from excitement and nervousness.
Congrats In-control! The shaking and nervousness will subside, but the excitement will not.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:58 PM   #655
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Just a couple of dates and an age updated:

1. HeatherB - 2013
2. Retire2013 - 2013
3. Ronstar - 04/02/2014
4. akck - 01/01/2014 - Age 60
5. Redbugdave - 01/10/2014
6. AnnieK - 07/30/2014- Age 55
7. debster747 - Jan-2014
8. Coaster - 08/07/2014 - Age 54
9. rodi - H - Jan-2014 - DONE!!!
10. Ozstache - 2013
11. Unpaintedhuffhines - Jan-2014
12. Cassie - 01/03/2014
13. gozer - 01/31/2014
14. BizzyC - Apr-2014 OMM
15. foxfirev5 - Feb-2014 ?
16. Meadbh - Mar-2014
17. nun - Mar-2014
18. brewer12345 - Jan-2014
19. Lagniappe - Apr-2014
20. Hawk50s - Oct-2014
21. jimbee - 04/03/2014
22. Dakotah - 05/02/2014
23. christian_n - Jun-2014
24. fh2000 - Jun-2014
25. FreeAtLast - Jun-2014
26. scrinch - May-2016
27. 02camp - Jun-2014
28. Huston55 - 06/30/2014 - Age 58
29. FIREd - W - Jun-2014
30. bssc - 07/18/2014
31. photoguy -03/04/2014
32. linny727 - Jun-2014
33. obgyn65 - Jun-2014
34. Nomad4hire - Jun-2014
35. powlusr - Jun-2014
36. WhoDaresWins - 07/02/2014 - Age 59
37. Grainiac - Aug-2014
38. ER Eddie - Sep-2014
39. hakuna matata - Oct-2014 - Age 55
40. FLD3C - Oct-2014
41. SecondCor521 - Nov-2014
42. hakuna matata - W - Dec-2014 - Age 55
43. Turn_the_Page - Dec-2014 Maybe earlier in the year
44. sengsational - 01/24/2014
45. Amethyst - Jan-2014
46. Masquernom - Jun 2014 possible 2013
47. Difficultrun - 04/30/2014
48. pinejake May-2014
49. bjorn2bwild - Apr-2014
50. howdidigetthisold - Dec-2014
51. Grigori - Apr-2014
52. Andre1969 - ? - Age 44
53. In-control - 07/28/2014
54. Kaufmanrider - 01/11/2014 - Age 49
55. Theseus - 08/01/2014 - Age 57
56. annienz - Feb-2014 for sure
57. Nomad4hire - Jan or May-2014
58. Rena - 2014
59. Sittingduck - Mar-2014
60. poorcarver - 02/28/2014
61. palomalou - 05/12/2014
62. CherylGrrl - 01/31/2014
63. Snowcat - Jun-2014
64. ChaseIt - Jan-2014
65. Tailgate - Jan-2014
66. Vudu Beer - Apr-2014
67. Vudu Beer - W - Apr-2014
68. Wds0410 - Feb-2014
69. Wds0410 - W - Feb-2014
70. Singletrack - Jan-2014
71. PRSC - Jan-2014
72. dawdmorgan - Jan-2014
73. martyb - July 3, 2014 - age 56
74. Dcharles - 12/31/2013
75. aim-high - -2014 - Age 48
76. Corporateburnout - Jun-2014
77. Buck2520 - Jan-2014
78. cinman2000 - 08/01/2014 - Age 54
79. ragabnh - 07/11/2014
80. Jackanory - Jan-2014
81. Cassie - Jan-2014
82. Doxiemama - October 14, 2014
83. Chris M - Jan-2014
84. Dog - 08/01/2014 - Age 56
85. 6miths - 05/02/2014
86. jimbo14 - 01/30/2014
87. mschipa - 01/05/2014
88. meperki - 01/01/2014
89. campcrew - 03/14/2014
90. Jgot - H - 03/01/2014
91. PERSonalTime - 01/01/2014
92. tbilltubbs - 04/01/2014
93. ER2CR - Aug-2014
94. ktmissouri - 01/17/2014
95. Tom52 - 02/28/2014
96. Jaded salami - 03/31/2014 - Age 52
97. moester - 07/01/2014
98. just me - 02/28/2014
99. Dave in VA - 04/11/2014
100. trouthog - 04/04/2014
101. chris66 - 03/31/2014 - Age 48
102. LaVieQ - 03/31/2014
103. springr - 01/01/2014
104. nerkdawg - 04/01/2014
105. EllisWyatt - 04/30/2014
106. Jager - 06/02/2014
107. Dixie19 - 04/30/2014
108. Ally - H - 04/30/2014
109. Looking4Ward - 06/02/2014
110. Pastorm1 - 05/23/2014
111. Debinnov a - Jun-Jul-2014
112. Marinauser - 12/31/2014
113. Athena53 - 05/09/2014
114. EastWestGal - 09/15/2014
115. pjm-7 - 06/06/2014 - Age 56
116. jim747 - 05/01/2014
117. Cat-tirement - Sep-2014
118. fidler4 - 06/02/2014
119. timmar - June-2014
120. rodi - 06/19/2014 - age 52
121. jjquantz - 08/27/2014 - Age 55
122. sgfgrover15 - 08/22/2014 - Age 45
123. sgfgrover15 - H - 09/28/2014 - Age 46
124. Lakewood90712 - 07/14/2014
125. WinterHaven - 6/30/14 ESR - Age 44
126. heey_joe - 12/31/2014 - Age 59
127. ajs56 - Jul-Aug-2014 - Age 57
128. FlyBoy5 - 12/31/2014 - Age 40
129. Sea Kayaker - 09/12/2014 - Age 42
130. bobafett - 05/2014 -


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As I posted earlier this week: Pulling the trigger - shift from mind to heart. Glad to be joining the Class of 2014! I look forward to posting more in the Life after FIRE section.

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Oh yeah...#5...I am/was 56 when I retired. The key turned in the Golden Handcuffs I had on.
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Just wanted to provide an update...Seems we are on a bit of a roller coaster (should we and when should we retire). I thought for sure my DH would be done by now. Not so. However, the good news, I believe DH has crossed over into the "yes, we can retire" camp. This is huge for him. We are now starting and ending each day by saying, "One day closer." Not quite a countdown but it feels good to be making progress. I think DH will have a {bad} day that will push him over the edge and he will give notice (2 weeks). I am patiently waiting for that to happen so I can give notice. My notice will be longer (~6 weeks) and might come in a flexible work schedule for a short time. What I know for sure is if DH does not give notice soon, I might just be having fun without him. I am not starting 2015 employed.

Something to share...I have experience an interesting phenomenon with DH. On various different occasions and situations, DH says he can't do something (we need done to prepare for retirement) or commit to something because he does not have the time. I think that is easy...give notice and let's get on with it.

I hope you will be hearing from me soon that the beginning of retirement is here.
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Just wanted to provide an update...Seems we are on a bit of a roller coaster (should we and when should we retire). I thought for sure my DH would be done by now. Not so. However, the good news, I believe DH has crossed over into the "yes, we can retire" camp. This is huge for him. We are now starting and ending each day by saying, "One day closer." Not quite a countdown but it feels good to be making progress. I think DH will have a {bad} day that will push him over the edge and he will give notice (2 weeks). I am patiently waiting for that to happen so I can give notice. My notice will be longer (~6 weeks) and might come in a flexible work schedule for a short time. What I know for sure is if DH does not give notice soon, I might just be having fun without him. I am not starting 2015 employed.

Something to share...I have experience an interesting phenomenon with DH. On various different occasions and situations, DH says he can't do something (we need done to prepare for retirement) or commit to something because he does not have the time. I think that is easy...give notice and let's get on with it.

I hope you will be hearing from me soon that the beginning of retirement is here.
Keep working on him. Whatever works.

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