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Old 06-26-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Walked out the door -- not looking back!

Transferred all my files, said my goodbyes to clients and colleagues. Took my last box of books and personal files down to the car. Big smile on my face all day. Still, it was bittersweet - I worked with great colleagues.

I'm sitting here sipping a cold one with my partner. I remarked to him that I must be slipping into retirement mode: it's pouring rain and more forecast for Saturday. Doesn't bother me though, because sun and warm temps. return on Monday.

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Old 06-26-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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Congrats, Rob! Yes, that "last day" is certainly bittersweet...but you'll love your first Monday.
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Welcome to the club.
What is Monday?
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Dex, Monday is that day when all your grumpy neighbors go out to their cars at ungodly hours of the morning, after 2 days of not doing that

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....it's pouring rain and more forecast for Saturday. Doesn't bother me though, because sun and warm temps. return on Monday.

Rob
Congrats, Rob!

I love hanging out in the rain, and there is that bonus of being able to wait out the downpours because you don't have to get to w*rk on time.

Keep us posted, I'm out nine months and found that two loose ends had to be tied up. When I completed the first one, I was happier that the day I retired.
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Transferred all my files, said my goodbyes to clients and colleagues. Took my last box of books and personal files down to the car. Big smile on my face all day. Still, it was bittersweet - I worked with great colleagues.

I'm sitting here sipping a cold one with my partner. I remarked to him that I must be slipping into retirement mode: it's pouring rain and more forecast for Saturday. Doesn't bother me though, because sun and warm temps. return on Monday.

Rob
Congratulations! It must be a wonderful, free feeling.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:30 AM   #8
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After looking forward to early retiring for several weeks -once I knew it was my turn- when ER day finally came it was sort of anticlimatic. A few days later I began to feel a bit sad, thinking that if I no longer had to work due to a certain age, I was really getting old. A feeling that is recurrent.
Of course the feeling would have been the same if for a few days I wasn´t entitled to ER for not having the requisite age. That consoles me a lot.
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Of course the feeling would have been the same if for a few days I wasn´t entitled to ER for not having the requisite age. That consoles me a lot.
I w*rked with someone who missed a big downsizing opportunity because she was three months short of fifty and waited a couple of years for the next opportunity. She became an unhappy, disruptive, difficult, evil co-w*rker.
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I w*rked with someone who missed a big downsizing opportunity because she was three months short of fifty and waited a couple of years for the next opportunity. She became an unhappy, disruptive, difficult, evil co-w*rker.
My working colleagues tell me that those who missed -for a few months- the downsizing are embittered. In gneral they´ve been put to pasture by the management. And worse so, because there won´t be another chance for them. ER is being shut down in Spain. The opposite is going to be the new trend.
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Welcome to the club.
What is Monday?
Monday (and Tuesday thru Friday) are the days where you'll find the shops pleasantly empty; parking places remarkably easy to find; fewer lines at the bank or post office, and generally a slower pace allowing you to conduct your personal business as you wish rather than rushing around.

Saturday and Sunday: perfect days to lounge around on the deck with a cold one, letting the w*rkers of the world rush to do their errands.

PS: welcome to the best part of your life...the rest of your life. You're gonna love it!
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I w*rked with someone who missed a big downsizing opportunity because she was three months short of fifty and waited a couple of years for the next opportunity. She became an unhappy, disruptive, difficult, evil co-w*rker.
Years ago there was a coworker who missed an early out by one day.
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Congratulations! I am so happy for you.....you can do whatever you feel like doing
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Congratulations, Rob! All that planning and saving have paid off!
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Congrats Robcanuk!

You are going to love it! I have been retired now for two weeks and it has been sweet. No deadlines, no schedule to meet. The last week was bittersweet, but that feeling is easing now. I'm just so glad I do not have to answer to a boss who had dominion over me. The chains have been removed!
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:59 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone.

First day of retirement was much like any other Saturday - the usual household chores. I think it will start to feel different this evening - no more Sunday evening anxiety.

Won't be doing much of the planned yardwork this week. We had a huge rainstorm on Friday and Saturday. We live in the country - all the farmer's fields are flooded. Water has flowed onto our property - at least half an acre of the backyard and part of the perennial garden are under water. With this amount of water likely won't drain until the end of the week. Going to put the pump going once the level in the ditches gets a bit lower.

My partner is not impressed. He's throwing a "retirement" party next Saturday with 50 or so guests outside on the lawn. Might be a bit soggy. I said look at it this way - we now have a water feature in the yard. He didn't see the humour.

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I think it took a month or so for the 'Sunday evening anxiety' to go away.
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