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Old 05-25-2013, 07:21 AM   #41
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Like some others said....use ALL your vacation time, and if you get "sick" use that time too....

And if the "stress" makes you too ill to work, take some more SICK time off..Get a note from a doctor ....

Your leave date will be here before you know it!!!! And, if you CAN stick it out til you're eligible for the extra 1000.00 a month, you will be grateful....and the first day you are retired ALL the stress will be in the rearview mirror before you know it...

And YES I know it is very hard for people who do not milk the system for sick time to do so late in thier careers, but when I look back at those in my Megacorp job that did-they had NO guilt at all, and they retired same as me. But I probably got to do much more work to make up for it. And I didn't get a prize for doing so. But that's life!!!!

But I AM retired at 57 and I love it, and you will too!!!!!!

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:10 AM   #42
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I left mega pharma (as a RM) 5 years before getting full pension and bennies. I don't know how burned out you are - me, I was crispy. The thought of another year was painful let alone 2 1/2 or 5 more
Jumping was the right/healthy thing for me to do - YMMV....

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Old 05-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #43
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I am very happy for you ! Reduced stress plus a larger pension with less than 400 'get up for w*rk' days sounds pretty darned great ! Congratulations

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