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Old 04-16-2010, 08:22 PM   #101
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Sorry about that - I added you at post 68 but WW dropped you at post 72 when he added himself. That's what comes of updates by the masses Thanks for spotting it.

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Old 04-19-2010, 08:07 PM   #102
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I'm ~ 2 months out now. Like Queeneev, I have been planning on it for several years now... Hoping for a severance to leave, but will leave anyway... How will I make it the next 2 months!?

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Old 04-20-2010, 02:13 PM   #103
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I'm ~ 2 months out now. Like Queeneev, I have been planning on it for several years now... Hoping for a severance to leave, but will leave anyway... How will I make it the next 2 months!?
Congratulations - the next 2 months may seem to drag by, but then you'll be jumping for joy
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:49 PM   #104
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My own ignorance has paid off, twice! First, I miscalculated my severance (under-estimated by $13000), and found out I will qualify for unemployment (please, no tomato throwing...). My company is being gracious and will not contest anyone who applies for it.

A funny theme is occurring at the office: people keep jabbing at me that I'm busy "screwing the company" whilst I await my final day, by putting bad code into systems, "losing" files, and teaching my skills with slight "twists" in them. Methinks the folks I am leaving behind are a bit jealous, and are fantasizing their own evils upon me, lol!

To be honest, I am finding it quite difficult to not feel the responsibility I feel to teach well and fully delegate before I go. The selfish side of me would have predicted I would be very lazy, smug and careless in my final weeks, but I am pleased to say that in action, I can't really roll like that. I respect karma.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:09 AM   #105
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I may get pushed into the class of 2010 after all. I just had my every-other-week call with my boss, who's been very supportive of my part-time telecommuting situation. He thinks he'll be pressured to make me go full-time. He's lost 2 people on other projects, and he's pretty sure his boss is going to look at me being 1/2 time and tell him to make me go full time so he can gain back at least 1/2 person. I've already told my boss that if he tells me that, my question will be whether they will offer me a package to leave or what the next step is. I suppose I could let them pay me full time but do the same work until they fire me, but I don't like doing that.

What doesn't make sense to me is that they've already lost two people and if they put me on the spot, they'll have lost 2.5 people. I'm making sure my boss realizes that, but this isn't going to be his call.

I'm very close to a 3.5% SWR rate, and about 3.3% if I include a rough value for a small pension and social security. So, I'm not going to lose any sleep over my possible job loss.
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #106
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Oh, put me down too! I took 2 months off already this year and after this six week contract is done in about 3 weeks, I'll be taking the rest of the year off. And maybe next year, and the year after that. Not sure yet, my plans depend on the market (maybe have to / want to work contract here and there) since I don't have a pension kicking in for another 10 years.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:39 AM   #107
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Oh, put me down too! I took 2 months off already this year and after this six week contract is done in about 3 weeks, I'll be taking the rest of the year off. And maybe next year, and the year after that. Not sure yet, my plans depend on the market (maybe have to / want to work contract here and there) since I don't have a pension kicking in for another 10 years.
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Did it!

Please add me to the list. I retired at end of March at 55 years old. I have been so busy since then, have not had time to post!
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Please add me to the list. I retired at end of March at 55 years old. I have been so busy since then, have not had time to post!
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I'm in.

Not sure how to add my name to the list, but I'm definitely going to be a member of the class of 2010. I finish up in June. I must admit that the last couple weeks, as the notification of my retirement spreads to various groups, have sucked. I know I'm doing the right thing, but, man, the transition is not easy for me. I'll be glad to get through it. Hopefully my experience will mirror some others I've read, where after the deed is finally done, some peace sets in.
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Not sure how to add my name to the list, but I'm definitely going to be a member of the class of 2010. I finish up in June. I must admit that the last couple weeks, as the notification of my retirement spreads to various groups, have sucked. I know I'm doing the right thing, but, man, the transition is not easy for me. I'll be glad to get through it. Hopefully my experience will mirror some others I've read, where after the deed is finally done, some peace sets in.
Congratulations Xman. June is almost here, time to put the champagne on ice, it will soon be party time


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Old 05-08-2010, 12:15 PM   #112
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Can I join, i just retired 30 April, 2010, still in daze sometime feel like a lost without having daily meetings and sales presentation. Appreciate some advice...Cheers
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Old 05-08-2010, 01:20 PM   #114
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Know I can't join you all having officially retired in 2008. But I've been a slow starter having come home to unorganized investments in the great recession of 2008-09 , trying to make functional some computers of 2003 and 2004 , and dealing with a foundation leak (and mold and silverfish) from the rains of 2009 . Work was better.

So congrats to all, know that I'm with you in heart.

I hereby announce my own, newly improved version of retirement in 2010.
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Hi Everyone, I'm still here and wish to add my name

Well, I was instructed by a member of this community to add my name and so here I am. I've not been following this thread and appreciate the heads up. I signed all the papers yesterday and am officially retired on COB the 15th. 2010 has got to be better than last year!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:22 PM   #116
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Well, I was instructed by a member of this community to add my name and so here I am. I've not been following this thread and appreciate the heads up. I signed all the papers yesterday and am officially retired on COB the 15th. 2010 has got to be better than last year!!!!!
Well, here you are! Like everyone else here I've been wondering how you've been doing.

Congratulations on the official paper-signing, RF!
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:45 PM   #117
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:39 PM   #118
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Congratulations on your retirement, and welcome to the class of 2010
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:58 PM   #119
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Well I'm in 2010.I signed my papers today and am out the door 5-26-10.
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