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1991 1 0.84%
1992 1 0.84%
1993 2 1.68%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 1 0.84%
1997 0 0%
1998 1 0.84%
1999 3 2.52%
2000 3 2.52%
2001 3 2.52%
2002 7 5.88%
2003 4 3.36%
2004 2 1.68%
2005 12 10.08%
2006 11 9.24%
2007 23 19.33%
2008 15 12.61%
2009 17 14.29%
2010 13 10.92%
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:02 PM   #61
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I had to say, say hon, when did I retire? She said: I think 2006. So I had to look it up. may 25 2006. Seem CRS has set in. I've gotten very comfortably in this retirement thing. Thankfully.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #62
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Hmm. Don't know what to say in response to your complaint.

How about I'm sorry for making light of a situation that was so devastaing to a lot of our retirees ? This was as devasting to a lot of us as Katrina was to you .
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:47 PM   #63
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I can't speak for the others like me who retired in the years immediately leading up to the 2007 crash, but I see the humor in W2R's post and see no reason for anyone to have an issue with it. Heck, I wish I'd been witty enough to post it!
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:58 PM   #65
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1 Feb 2007 for me.
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decided I needed the extra security of retiree health insurance for which I had to wait until 2010.
I think you were pretty darn smart to wait for the retiree health insurance.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:36 PM   #67
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I think you were pretty darn smart to wait for the retiree health insurance.
It seems smart now, but at the time I was having a torrid time at work and was ready to jump ship. I was lucky enough to apply for and get a position at another site (in another State) and switch careers from IT back to I&E Engineering and see out my last 2 years in the execution of some big projects that avoided being cancelled.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:36 PM   #68
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Same here class of 1999, technically I was on a 1 year leave of absence, but never went back in 2000. I retired in the previous millennium, no mere last century for me.
Well, now we know who we are. Technically I also did not retire in '99, I just quit - but since I never went back and later deemed myself "retired", '99 is the year for me.

Vintage 1999 an excellent selection. Ready to drink now, will improve with aging, pairs well with any dish, and like all superior wines, available in limited quantities.
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Too cute MichaelB!

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Old 04-19-2010, 08:38 PM   #70
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June 2, 2006 for me. Exactly 35 years after I graduated from high school.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:15 AM   #71
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ER'd in 2008. Back to work part-time in 2010. May be fully ER'd again next year or may just continue being Semi-ER'd.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:23 AM   #72
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My official ER date was 4/7/2007. I quit working about 3 1/2 months earlier, but forgot to stay home!

One day one of my co-workers said everyone was surprised that I was still showing up, and that they all figured I wouldn't even be there the last few weeks before my ER date. So I thought about that for a minute, and thanked him for the insight. I immediately walked into the boss's office, tossed my keys on his desk, told him "I'm outta here!", and walked out the door for the last time!!!

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I graduated HS on June 6, 1975, started with the municipality on June 9, 1975, and stayed there 'til ER'd at 50!!!

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