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Old 04-01-2010, 01:29 PM   #61
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You can add Dreamer's DH. His company was offering a Voluntary Separation Program and he put in and they accepted him. They said that most people would no longer be an employee effective 5/31/10. His last day as an employee is 11/30/10, but his Advance Notice period starts 10/1/10 and he should not have to work beginning 10/1/10. He will receive his regular pay for 18 months beginning 12/01/10. This was an answer to our prayers. He was so stressed out from his job and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety over a year ago. He was on 4 different medications. He was ecstatic and his mood has already improved greatly. He has recently lost 23 lbs and we are walking again. He talked to his doctor about getting weaned off the medication and will finish with one of the medications this weekend. The night before this company offer came, he came home from work and his hands were shaking and he was dragging. We sat down and I told him that he could not go on with this job and we needed to talk to his doctor about filing for disability. As I said, this was literally an answer to our prayers. I can not believe how he has changed in such a short amount of time.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:04 AM   #63
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Hey, do you have Mafia connections......ya rubbed me out! I know I live downunder, but I haven't fallen off the bottom of world just yet.

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Old 04-02-2010, 02:28 PM   #64
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You can add Dreamer's DH. His company was offering a Voluntary Separation Program and he put in and they accepted him. They said that most people would no longer be an employee effective 5/31/10. His last day as an employee is 11/30/10, but his Advance Notice period starts 10/1/10 and he should not have to work beginning 10/1/10. He will receive his regular pay for 18 months beginning 12/01/10. This was an answer to our prayers. He was so stressed out from his job and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety over a year ago.
What a great story. Sometimes when things can't get any worse they get better! Congrats to both of you.
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Submitted my resignation for June 24, 2010. Going thru all the paperwork to get it done. Lots of details but nothing too hard so far. Hopefully by the end of this week it'll be done and I can enjoy my last official spring break.

Our school district is in such dire straights that they want to give us a large chunk of $$ to retire early. Was going out this year anyway so it's manna from heaven essentially! Gotta love that financial crisis.
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Submitted my resignation for June 24, 2010. Going thru all the paperwork to get it done. Lots of details but nothing too hard so far. Hopefully by the end of this week it'll be done and I can enjoy my last official spring break.

Our school district is in such dire straights that they want to give us a large chunk of $$ to retire early. Was going out this year anyway so it's manna from heaven essentially! Gotta love that financial crisis.
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Our school district is in such dire straights that they want to give us a large chunk of $$ to retire early. Was going out this year anyway so it's manna from heaven essentially! Gotta love that financial crisis.
June 24? That's right around the corner. Congratulations!
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Thanks, my wife and I are retiring at the same time so we are pretty excited. Looking forward to being able to surf when there are waves and not just when I have the day off.
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This isn't going to be a commencement, it's a veritable STAMPEDE!!!!!

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Outa there July 2nd

Sign me up for sum a thet thar retarment stuff. I'm giving notice in a week or so. Expecting some big time anxiety attacks between now and then..followed by a persistent grin. Reminds me of a joke that ended with "... don't know what he was doing but it took the undertaker an hour to get the grin off his face" :-)

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This isn't going to be a commencement, it's a veritable STAMPEDE!!!!!
Maybe it's the post-recession rebound effect?
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Submitted my resignation for June 24, 2010. Going thru all the paperwork to get it done. Lots of details but nothing too hard so far. Hopefully by the end of this week it'll be done and I can enjoy my last official spring break.

Our school district is in such dire straights that they want to give us a large chunk of $$ to retire early. Was going out this year anyway so it's manna from heaven essentially! Gotta love that financial crisis.
Wow ronin, good news.
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How are we ever going to fund SS for folks my age when all you guys early retire on us??
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How are we ever going to fund SS for folks my age when all you guys early retire on us??
We need you to keep making > $250k per year so we can share that with you. Plan carefully, FD, we need you .
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You can add Dreamer's DH. His company was offering a Voluntary Separation Program and he put in and they accepted him. They said that most people would no longer be an employee effective 5/31/10. His last day as an employee is 11/30/10, but his Advance Notice period starts 10/1/10 and he should not have to work beginning 10/1/10. He will receive his regular pay for 18 months beginning 12/01/10. This was an answer to our prayers. He was so stressed out from his job and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety over a year ago. .... I can not believe how he has changed in such a short amount of time.
Great! My situation wasn't that severe, and I didn't get any early-out bonus. BUT, as soon as I gave my boss a date (which was 6 months out) my mental health improved. Work actually became more enjoyable. Maybe your husband will have a similar experience.

I ended up working 12 months instead of 6 just because they had a couple projects I thought were interesting. I left when they were done and the next project looked like it would be work. I wish I could have done that for the prior 31 years.
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Sign me up for sum a thet thar retarment stuff. I'm giving notice in a week or so. Expecting some big time anxiety attacks between now and then..followed by a persistent grin. Reminds me of a joke that ended with "... don't know what he was doing but it took the undertaker an hour to get the grin off his face" :-)
Congratulations

The end of a similar joke I like goes something like "... don't know what he was doing but it took the undertaker an hour to get the coffin lid closed"
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I am thinking up all sorts of ways to get below that threshold, trust me.............
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[QUOTE=Independent;923117]Great! My situation wasn't that severe, and I didn't get any early-out bonus. BUT, as soon as I gave my boss a date (which was 6 months out) my mental health improved. Work actually became more enjoyable. Maybe your husband will have a similar experience.

DH's mental health is already improving. He is already off one of his meds and is going to talk to his doc about weaning off of another one. Most days he says that work is going pretty well. I am so happy for him. He was eliminated from the list, so I am putting him back on.

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