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Old 02-10-2020, 11:43 AM   #341
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I am staying busy at w*rk. Started my taxes, posting a lot online, working on the new house plans. Plenty to do.

5 more months exactly from today.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:28 PM   #342
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Last week I was bored silly so this morning I brought my travel guides to plan my July trip to Croatia...
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:37 PM   #343
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New page, New LIST!


Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I like lists! ):
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK}
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK}
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Getting shafted on part-time work?)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss) {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 (Missed "target", but not by much!)
  • Third Son - 2/28/2020 (Calculated from 1/9 post)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 (PTO Cruisin' - since 1/31)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • CoastboundPNW - 3/31/2020 (Filed and counting!)
  • mattwallace24 - 4/2020 (Placeholder between March & May)
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • Mountain skier - 5/2020
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (We're watching.... )
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Not committed - likes their J*B!?)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • 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... )
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - ??/2020 (Pick a date, sir - it's time!)
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)

Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:39 PM   #344
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Anyone else not gotten the "New Posts" email in the last few days? It's possible I was logged out when I followed the lasts email link and it didn't register to "reset" the notifications - at least that's what I'm hoping.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:22 PM   #345
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I got a new email post message yesterday (Feb. 10) for this thread. My ER date is 9/1/20.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:44 PM   #346
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I got a new email post message yesterday (Feb. 10) for this thread. My ER date is 9/1/20.
Thanks for confirming, FF - I got an email notice regarding your reply, so looks like all is well now. I'll be sure to drop you in "The List" next time I publish it!
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:01 PM   #347
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New page, New LIST!


Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I like lists! ):
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK}
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK}
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Getting shafted on part-time work?)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss) {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 (Missed "target", but not by much!)
  • Third Son - 2/28/2020 (Calculated from 1/9 post)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 (PTO Cruisin' - since 1/31)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • CoastboundPNW - 3/31/2020 (Filed and counting!)
  • mattwallace24 - 4/2020 (Placeholder between March & May)
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • Mountain skier - 5/2020
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (We're watching.... )
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Not committed - likes their J*B!?)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • 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... )
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - ??/2020 (Pick a date, sir - it's time!)
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)

Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.
It looks like I am due to give an update. I am not doing so great on retirement. I did retire from my position on January 9th as planned. The same week, I was offered a temporary, part-time position at 5x my working hourly rate. I couldn't resist and started the day after I left my position. I guess the strong economy is driving demand for labor because I have had a number of offers.
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:20 PM   #348
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It looks like I am due to give an update. I am not doing so great on retirement. I did retire from my position on January 9th as planned. The same week, I was offered a temporary, part-time position at 5x my working hourly rate. I couldn't resist and started the day after I left my position. I guess the strong economy is driving demand for labor because I have had a number of offers.
Are you enjoying it? How long is "temporary"?
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:57 PM   #349
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Are you enjoying it? How long is "temporary"?
It is fun work but still work. The gig ends in March unless I renew.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:43 AM   #350
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It is fun work but still work. The gig ends in March unless I renew.
You could re-join the class and spend your ill-gotten gains on something frivolous
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Old 02-12-2020, 03:05 PM   #351
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New page, New LIST!


Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I like lists! ):
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK}
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK}
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Getting shafted on part-time work?)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss) {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 (Missed "target", but not by much!)
  • Third Son - 2/28/2020 (Calculated from 1/9 post)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 (PTO Cruisin' - since 1/31)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • CoastboundPNW - 3/31/2020 (Filed and counting!)
  • mattwallace24 - 4/2020 (Placeholder between March & May)
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • Mountain skier - 5/2020
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (We're watching.... )
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Not committed - likes their J*B!?)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • 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... )
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - ??/2020 (Pick a date, sir - it's time!)
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)

Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.
I will also be joining the class of 2020 on March 31, 2020. A little earlier than planned but my work situation is not great and it makes sense financially (not to mention for stress reduction) to pull the plug at that time. Looking forward to the next chapter!!
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:29 PM   #352
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New page, New LIST!


Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official list... (I like lists! ):
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK}
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK}
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Getting shafted on part-time work?)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss) {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 (Missed "target", but not by much!)
  • Third Son - 2/28/2020 (Calculated from 1/9 post)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 (PTO Cruisin' - since 1/31)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • CoastboundPNW - 3/31/2020 (Filed and counting!)
  • mattwallace24 - 4/2020 (Placeholder between March & May)
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020
  • Dalmore - 5/1/2020
  • HNL Bill - 5/1/2020 (Subject to change)(but It's gonna happen! )
  • Mountain skier - 5/2020
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (We're watching.... )
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (Leaving 9/23/2020 w/PTO)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Not committed - likes their J*B!?)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • 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... )
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - ??/2020 (Pick a date, sir - it's time!)
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)

Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one.
You can add me to the list. Friday, 2/14/2020
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:57 PM   #353
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Congratulations! Let us know how it is on the other side
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:00 PM   #354
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I like that plan!
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Old 02-15-2020, 02:36 AM   #355
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I will also be joining the class of 2020 on March 31, 2020.
Congratulations! That's my ETD too - just right around the corner.
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:34 PM   #356
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It is fun work but still work. The gig ends in March unless I renew.
For 5x pay, it is hard to resist and renew.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:18 AM   #357
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I am retiring 9/1/2020. Well kind of retiring, my wife and I own a small business and will be working 5 to 10 hours a week in the business.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:21 PM   #358
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i am going June 1st....at the latest
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:18 PM   #359
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Debating about a shift change these last months. I hate nights BUT the 25% premium pay is really tempting and the work load is usually lighter.

Plus I could work half time the last 2 months if I wanted.
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:11 PM   #360
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I'm now officially part of the 2020 class, beginning in mid May.
As a backdrop, I semi-retired and moved to Reno in July 2015 (at 57), but was able to work for half-pay, online flex at my previous position teaching online. I was considered retired and qualified for State health benefits (and withdraw 403b funds), but was happy to continue working. So I considered myself half class of 2015 and half 2020 (the reduction in hours and stress was so marked, that I have considered myself retired, although I don't meet the test of the purists on the blog).

For those lucky enough to be able to do something similar, I do recommend at least trying part-time flex for a a few months or a year, although I had summers completely off, so admittedly this was an ideal scenario (since I enjoyed working, all the more at part-time).
This gig was traditionally limited to 5 years, and I hit the max 5 years this year, so I'll now be completely retarded (as my Okie granddad called it) in May, although paychecks will continue through Oct 1 of this year.


In the meantime, the 403b/401ks are up 500k, enough that two years ago I told DW (4 years younger) to completely retire rather than work through this year, which was the original plan.
What will I do with all that additional time?--although I have a long reading list and two new grandkids.

Good luck to you all.
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