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Old 01-16-2020, 02:20 PM   #301
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Notified those who need to know that I will be retiring May 1st. It was nerve racking getting it done, but now that I am past it, I feel much, much better. I did leave the door open for some part-time projects (1-2 days a week), but that is it.
Congratulations to you! I felt like I was going to be ill the day I turned it in, but have been mostly better since. Ready to be done!
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:30 PM   #302
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So for all you 2020 ers how are you getting through the day?
I have about 5 months left and my give a **** meter is usually running pretty low.
I try to put on a good face, but holy cow am I done.
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:50 PM   #303
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It's harder than I thought. I'm not very emotional (usually) and I can't seem to keep an even keel lately. My assistant is freaking out about the transition, and I'm having a hard time being patient with that. Last week I had a fantastic day at work and wondered why I was doing this. Not to worry though, the next day was hideous...

Planning a lengthy vacation this summer. Cause I don't have to be back at work. We just have to be home in time for the kids first day of school
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:06 PM   #304
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So for all you 2020 ers how are you getting through the day?
I have about 5 months left and my give a **** meter is usually running pretty low.
I try to put on a good face, but holy cow am I done.
Yeah, I'm finding that I am out of *'s to give. At times, I feel somewhat bipolar. Sometimes I find that I just don't care and zone out of the meeting, other times, my patience runs out and I get argumentative. It is definitely time to step away.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:57 PM   #305
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Progress.... I haven't turned anything in "official" other than an email to my boss and his boss back in November '19, but my job just hit the board (internal and external) yesterday afternoon! Feels weird reading a job description for the position I hold, but I'm diggin' it.

And yes, I struggle daily with the broken give-a-****. Luckily, I still care about the things that matter - it's all the stupid human tricks we play that make me want to be gone RIGHT NOW.

It's encouraging to see that my 1 years' notice is being taken seriously.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:34 PM   #306
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:55 PM   #307
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Friday 01/24/2020 - It's official...I have now joined the ranks of the gainfully unemployed. Did all the farewells, ignored emails, told everyone they can blamed me for any work that they forgot to do. Turned in my card key and drove away from the office with my box of Elvis memorabilia (don't ask) in the trunk.
It actually feels like any other Friday...maybe I might feel something in a week or two but until then I'll just treat it as a regular weekend.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:21 PM   #308
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Friday 01/24/2020 - It's official...I have now joined the ranks of the gainfully unemployed. Did all the farewells, ignored emails, told everyone they can blamed me for any work that they forgot to do. Turned in my card key and drove away from the office with my box of Elvis memorabilia (don't ask) in the trunk.
It actually feels like any other Friday...maybe I might feel something in a week or two but until then I'll just treat it as a regular weekend.
Congrats. I am at 98 days and counting.....
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:46 AM   #309
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Friday 01/24/2020 - It's official...I have now joined the ranks of the gainfully unemployed. Did all the farewells, ignored emails, told everyone they can blamed me for any work that they forgot to do. Turned in my card key and drove away from the office with my box of Elvis memorabilia (don't ask) in the trunk.
It actually feels like any other Friday...maybe I might feel something in a week or two but until then I'll just treat it as a regular weekend.
I am so jealous. Congratulations to you.

My office is situation is unpleasant at the moment. Both my assistant and my successor are freaking out about the transition which begins in 33 days. I'm much better at action than waiting and keeping everyone calm which is what I'm doing now. But it's almost over.
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I'm in!

The retiring in 2020 group that is. The wife(56) and I(51) have decided to call it quits on 12/01/2020. I plan on using a large amount of accumulated time off prior to departing. It is nice to have a date and see the finish line in sight.
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Old 01-28-2020, 03:40 PM   #311
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The retiring in 2020 group that is. The wife(56) and I(51) have decided to call it quits on 12/01/2020. I plan on using a large amount of accumulated time off prior to departing. It is nice to have a date and see the finish line in sight.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:38 PM   #312
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Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I don't know, I just like lists! ):


  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK}
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK}
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss)
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 (waiting for the extras!)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 (anyone want a house?) (Buyer pending!)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • mattwallace24 - 4/2020 (Placeholder between March & May)
  • Grimelowe - 4/4/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • Dalmore - 4/30/2020
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020 (newest newbie)
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • gamboolman - ??/2020 (pick a date, any date... )
  • RxMan - ?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)





Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.


Ok, putting it out there so I can be held accountable-- 6/30/20.
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:50 PM   #313
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Iím still watching this thread with envy as more of the Class of 2020 crosses the retirement finish line!

Congrats everyone! Thanks for keeping me motivated to keep going and hopefully make it to the finish line myself one day.
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:40 AM   #314
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Iím still watching this thread with envy as more of the Class of 2020 crosses the retirement finish line!

Congrats everyone! Thanks for keeping me motivated to keep going and hopefully make it to the finish line myself one day.
I didn't exactly do OMY, but I had an earliest possible retirement date and a latest possible. Earliest possible was in 2018 I think and I originally followed that thread and then announced I would be retiring 2020 instead.

Eavesdropping that thread was interesting, but I was so jealous! It was part of "my never do OMY therapy."
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Old 01-29-2020, 07:47 AM   #315
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I am so caught in the now at work that I can hardly see past the circumstances. Friends and coworkers cannot understand why I am not making big plans beyond last days of work. I am too bogged down to make significant plans beyond a few minor summer trips. After I retire and get past the stench of work then I'll be able to think clearly about our future. I retire late May 2020
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My last day of full time work was Jan 3rd but I agreed to part time work for 3 months in order to complete a project. The project pays poorly, so I mostly agreed because then my co-workers would not be "stuck" doing it.



Three weeks later now....wishing I had made a clean break !!


I have no interest in the project any more and Admin changes to project pay structure cut the payment by 50%. Not cool. Not that I need the $$, but it speaks to the culture of Admin saving a buck wherever they can get away with it.



Just venting and glad to be in the 2020 class.
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My last day of full time work was Jan 3rd but I agreed to part time work for 3 months in order to complete a project. The project pays poorly, so I mostly agreed because then my co-workers would not be "stuck" doing it.



Three weeks later now....wishing I had made a clean break !!


I have no interest in the project any more and Admin changes to project pay structure cut the payment by 50%. Not cool. Not that I need the $$, but it speaks to the culture of Admin saving a buck wherever they can get away with it.



Just venting and glad to be in the 2020 class.
Wait, they cut your pay after you agreed to do it? Can you re negotiate this? I don't think I d stay. I'm sure your Co workers would get it. They wouldn't work for half salary either.
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Old 01-29-2020, 09:50 AM   #318
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I had 'the talk' with my manager and 1 up boss on Monday. It was a great feeling to finally unveil my timing to them. My manager (very stoic) almost cried... he had a tough time keeping it together as he said he was very happy for me but really sad to see me go. Similar sentiments from the 1-up boss who said he wouldn't be able to replace me when it comes to experience, and leadership. Nice compliments, but boy I feel better with everything completely transparent and out there for everyone to know now. Despite my hints and intimations, it was still a surprise for many.

Now on to April 3rd. 29 more work days remaining!
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:12 AM   #319
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I too like lists, so I'll add myself to this one.
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1))
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... )
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss)
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 (now official, after a sabbatical)
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 (waiting for the extras!)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 (anyone want a house?) (Buyer pending!)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • mattwallace24 - 4/2020 (Placeholder between March & May)
  • Grimelowe - 4/4/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • Dalmore - 4/30/2020
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020 (newest newbie)
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • gamboolman - ??/2020 (pick a date, any date... )
  • RxMan - ?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)
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Added myself to the list.
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1))
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... )
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss)
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 (now official, after a sabbatical)
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 (waiting for the extras!)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 (anyone want a house?) (Buyer pending!)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • mattwallace24 - 4/2020 (Placeholder between March & May)
  • Grimelowe - 4/4/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • Dalmore - 4/30/2020
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020 (newest newbie)
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • gamboolman - ??/2020 (pick a date, any date... )
  • RxMan - ?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)
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