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Old 10-27-2017, 02:11 PM   #41
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Thanks. Iím not sure how to do that however.,,
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:48 PM   #42
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OP, you are golden. Monday would be a great day to hand in both of your resignations. Then you can really begin the "rest of your life." Good job and happy trails.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:21 AM   #43
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OP, you are golden. Monday would be a great day to hand in both of your resignations. Then you can really begin the "rest of your life." Good job and happy trails.

Thanks! We have, with help here and from our financial advisor, basically decided it will be end of 2018 for me. That in itself is a giant relief. Iíll need the time to disentangle gracefully from my work commitments after 28 years. DW has similar issues but can probably chuck it a bit sooner.

Advisor looked at projected cash flow and said with rmds looming in about 15 years we are going to have some planning work to do as many of you observed.

We have started to plan next phase. Going to join class of 2018 although technically I think my date is 1/1/2019.
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:08 AM   #44
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Why so long? Disentangling from work (even if you are C-class) should not take nearly that long. You'll find many threads here from folks who gave long notice only to realize their employers squandered it, replacing them with barely a month left or asking them for more time.

Shoe on the other foot, how much warning would they give you?

Your decision of course, but that extra year won't make any difference in your finances, and a year at 57 is worth a lot to most of us.
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Old 10-28-2017, 02:45 PM   #45
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Thanks. Hard to explain completely. It isnít about money; itís mostly a matter of commitment and responsibility and reputation. A graceful exit that does not jeopardize my place of work for 28 years is important. It is not a bad place, just a stressful one. Iím more "they" in that I can pretty much chart my own path. Doesnít make it much less stressful. While not exactly a victory lap, a year spent with a commitment to retire at the end will be worlds away from a year without. There is a good bit of fringe benefit to be enjoyed if one throttles back on the working day a bit. (Also, my contract requires 6 monthsí notice, which probably would be waived if I ask politely).
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