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Old 03-31-2015, 12:59 PM   #1
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Hello to the forum.

Today is my last day of work, but I took a vacation day.

I'm hoping I don't get a call tomorrow, and somebody yelling, "April Fools"

I retired as a mechanic from the city that I live in. Local Government.

Just wanted to say hi, , and after looking around here a bit, I know that I have a few questions for you seasoned retired folks.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:08 PM   #2
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:57 PM   #4
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:19 PM   #9
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Congratulations! You didn't have to show up on your last day??

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Congratulations Willhunt. My last day of work was Jan 15th. I hope you enjoy your retirement as much as I have! As you probably already know, you'll find lots of excellent advice from the folks in this forum.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:06 PM   #14
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Congrats to you

I am also a newly minted exworker as of Monday...still trying to get my head around the changes so far so good though
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Eight years ago yesterday, only because the 31st was on a Saturday. Haven't looked back or regretted the decision for a minute. And my j*b at the time was also with a government agency.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:53 PM   #19
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Wow. Thanks so much to everyone for the kind comments. Seems like a great group of people here. What an awesome welcome...........

I had about 70 hours of unused vacation time, so I took my last two days off.

Looking forward to what will come.

Thanks again for the warm welcome.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:01 PM   #20
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Okay, what's up with the "dryer sheets" ?
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