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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 04-16-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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"What year did you ER?" poll

Along with the "Class of 2010" thread, I thought I'd revive this poll.

I know there are many historic ERs through the years, perhaps starting with Ben Franklin, but let's restrict this poll to current board members.

IIRC the Kaderlis hold the "Earliest To ER" trophy from 1991. Let me (or a moderator) know if you ER'd before then and we'll try to edit the poll. But the board software may already be hard-coded to a 20-year span.

I guess we could add Jarhead as an honorary voter-- REWahoo, do you remember what year he claimed his ER? I'm pretty sure it was after Ben...
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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I guess we could add Jarhead as an honorary voter-- REWahoo, do you remember what year he claimed his ER?
Not sure of the year but I think it may have been during either the Ford or Carter administrations.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:00 PM   #6
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I'm going with the year I stopped working. They kept paying me for a couple of years after that. Just yesterday I found that I'm not really retired according to them. As long as they are using the cash value of some leftover leave to pay my insurance, they considered me sort-of-kind-of retired. The mayor even invited me to a luncheon honoring employees with over 30 years! I wonder if she knows what I was doing for the last 5 years?
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I am in the Class of 2005. My last day at work was Dec. 31, 2004, but they paid me until April 2005. Five years retired and happy as a clam!
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I'm in the Class of 2007 & 2008 . The first time did not take !
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Not sure of the year but I think it may have been during either the Ford or Carter administrations.
Um, I know which party was in when I ER'ed but that's another poll.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:57 PM   #10
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1/4/2008. I selected this date as I had the maximum amount of "use or lose" annual leave and wanted the payout to occur in the next tax year. Actually, I had more than the maximum so I had to go before the end of the first pay period or I would have lost the excess. Naturally, HR messed it up and showed me dropping some leave. After a couple of months, I got it all straightened out.

So while it feels like I retired in 2007, it was technically 2008.
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not by choice but here I am! Since my wife volunteers full time at the halfway house perhaps I'll follow here into full time service.
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I love being able to say I retired in the last century! LOL!

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I love being able to say I retired in the last century! LOL!

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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.
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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.
So...did you 1999'ers party like it was 1999?
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1993 was a very good year for me.
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So...did you 1999'ers party like it was 1999?
You betcha!

And we've been partying ever since!

(Well, there were short periods of sobriety - in 2001/2002 and 2008/2009 )

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Class of 2006, as I remember a strong year, it may win the freq poll. Time has really ticked on by, where did the four years go? I gotta get around to mowing that back lawn...
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Actually I was paranoid that the Dot com bubble was going to burst in 1999, so I sold most tech stuff in Jan 2000.
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Along with the "Class of 2010" thread, I thought I'd revive this poll.
Nitpicking: Doesn't the age at which one retires more important than the year? Not much can be said about a person retiring in 1991 at age 80, right?
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