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Old 12-16-2011, 07:47 PM   #61
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:18 PM   #62
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We lived there 6 years, both kids born there, and had a great 7 months this year in a rented house a short walk away from the house we used to live in. Here is a photo I took in March this year from a hill overlooking the town. I used to work just over the hill in the center of the photo towards the sea.
Is that the North Sea beyond the hills?
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:13 AM   #63
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Not having to deal with Stupid, incompetent management who think they know everything.

Oh, and relocating to Myrtle Beach from Boston and not dealing with snow.

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Old 12-26-2011, 09:20 AM   #64
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Not being told what to do or given frivolous projects by people I don't respect. Not having to worry about career and reward games or office politics. Can enjoy the holidays without worrying about some dopey project or crisis back at the office. Not having to ask permission to take a little extra time off to spend with family and friends.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:37 AM   #65
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Not having to deal with stupid, incompetent management who think they know everything.
You give them far too much credit.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:16 AM   #66
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As a class of 2012er (Feb 24th, to be exact) I really love this thread. It resonates all that Im looking forward to and hope to find. Im retiring at 50, and my 11 year old son NEEDS to go fishing with me in the fishing boat that has been in my garage for the last three years, yes three years without use because I never took the time out of my 50-70 hour work weeks to spend with him.......
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IFinally I decided that there's something about corporate America that attracts, or even manufactures, @ssholes. It's a shame, because I never minded the work.
One of the most insightful comments I have ever seen.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:29 AM   #68
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Finally I decided that there's something about corporate America that attracts, or even manufactures, @ssholes.
Ah yes, the Peter Principle! Two of my favorite things about not having to go to work are: 1) No longer having to deal with bosses who rose to that position via the PP, and; 2) No longer worrying if that's how I got there myself!
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What I would like about retirement...Being able to join my already retired friends and doing neat stuff because I still have to go to work! You are an outcast because work holds you back...yes...I am still working...
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:42 PM   #70
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What I would like about retirement...Being able to join my already retired friends and doing neat stuff because I still have to go to work! You are an outcast because work holds you back...yes...I am still working...
I have been retired for close to 2 years and enjoy it, however I am in the exact opposite position. My 2 best friends are about 3 years younger than me, but at least 15 years away from retirement despite being in same career. Plus, they both didnt bother to have kids until this past year. I will be 65 before they can go golfing again with me before making sure the kids dont need their attention. GF is probably 20 years away and she is only 4 years younger than me. Good thing I like my alone time.
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I have been retired for close to 2 years and enjoy it, however I am in the exact opposite position. My 2 best friends are about 3 years younger than me, but at least 15 years away from retirement despite being in same career. Plus, they both didnt bother to have kids until this past year. I will be 65 before they can go golfing again with me before making sure the kids dont need their attention. GF is probably 20 years away and she is only 4 years younger than me. Good thing I like my alone time.
Sounds like a situation where it's worth expanding your circle of friends...

I surf at least twice a week with guys (and gals) whose last names I've never learned. It's been this way for almost a decade.
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Sounds like a situation where it's worth expanding your circle of friends...

I surf at least twice a week with guys (and gals) whose last names I've never learned. It's been this way for almost a decade.
I have a few other casual friends, nearby. We are talking about all joining a golf club and playing together. Good guys, funny but they are 15 years older, they are retired and have the time. Nords, your comment about your surfing buddies made me laugh. One of my friends I was referring to before he married a few years ago was dating a lady who had 2 kids. I asked him what were the names of the kids she had. He said " I dont know". Dated her for 6 months and never did no their names!
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I have only been retired a few months but the list keeps growing:

1) The commute
2) emails that were forwarded to my home email from the office
3) Office lighting & lack of windows
4) Having to deal with the owner's ego.
5) Not enough time to get my personal things done
6) Constant changing priorities on my projects
7) Not always being able to do my personal business during the day


Good things:
1) having a great co worker that shared my office.
2) having a wonderful COO. (He left just a month after I did)
3) being allowed to work from home
4) not really being pushed too hard for deadlines
5) Being the only part time employee and not having to put up with the nonsense
required of the full time staff.
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