Originally Posted by Phase3
Update - upon further reflection realized that while I have reached the point where I could retire, I haven't reached the point where I want to retire. Yes, I would love to leave the job today, but I didn't work this hard and this long to live on a shoestring. My job has been intolerable for a while now but it is high-paying and I can save quite a bit if I just hang in for a while longer.
You've probably thought of this, but I was in a similar situation years ago. It depends on the job, but there's always plenty of work to do so it's was to let the days fly by without stepping back to take stock of your situation. I got fed up despite high pay and top performance ratings, but I took stock of what I liked to do, what I didn't like and what long and short term goals I wanted to accomplish before I left.
I ended up recharged by some of the new goals/challenges I gave myself.
And I delegated some of my former work among Dept Mgrs - though I'm NOT advocating simply dumping undesirable tasks to others AT ALL - I have no respect for managers who do that. When I looked at some of the tasks in terms of developing/broadening others, there were some changes I could make that we're win-win. My successor benefitted, and so did others.
I could go on and on, but taking a broader view of your job and making some manageable changes can make it more interesting for you, and maybe others. And improve your/their output and/or development.
A few years later it really for old for me again, and I knew it was time to go. Fortunately I was well past FI, as it appears you'll be too. FWIW. Best of luck...no reply necessary.