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Old 02-19-2020, 05:59 AM   #361
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Today is my last day after 37 years at Megacorp. I am feeling a bit weird but am sure I will get over it :-)
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:11 AM   #362
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Today is my last day after 37 years at Megacorp. I am feeling a bit weird but am sure I will get over it :-)
Congrats! Enjoy the next chapter of your life. Let us know what it was like walking out of work for the last time!
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:20 AM   #363
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Today is my last day after 37 years at Megacorp. I am feeling a bit weird but am sure I will get over it :-)
Congrats. I worked a total of 34 years.
You will get used to it. When you wake up tomorrow, you will have a big smile on your face.
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:30 AM   #364
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Today is my last day after 37 years at Megacorp. I am feeling a bit weird but am sure I will get over it :-)
I toast to you. Congratulations. Keep a seat warm for me. I am right behind you.
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:57 AM   #365
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Congrats! There is nothing like the first day being retired. I went out Jan 2 and I am still walking on air.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:40 AM   #366
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I toast to you. Congratulations. Keep a seat warm for me. I am right behind you.
Packers fan?
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:12 AM   #367
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Packers fan?
As I told my wife (a Colorado native) when she married me, if you are born in Wisconsin they stamp "Packer Fan" on your birth certificate.
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:25 AM   #368
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As I told my wife (a Colorado native) when she married me, if you are born in Wisconsin they stamp "Packer Fan" on your birth certificate.
I own a share (my kids bought me one in 2011). From Wisconsin, living in Michigan since 1991.
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:33 AM   #369
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I own a share (my kids bought me one in 2011). From Wisconsin, living in Michigan since 1991.
My brother has a share as well. I should be gifted a share just for freezing my butt on those metal bleachers all those early, non winning years, sitting in Lambeau.
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:43 AM   #370
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My brother has a share as well. I should be gifted a share just for freezing my butt on those metal bleachers all those early, non winning years, sitting in Lambeau.
Ah yes...I was at the NFC championship game in 1996 vs the Panthers...I brought cardboard for my feet...
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:44 PM   #371
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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.


Gotta put a date or it'll never happen.... so I'll say 6/30/20. Ex says he'll take to out for dinner if I do it by then.

It's time. Tomorrow I'm in a meeting about a megacorp data initiative Dťjŗ vu all over again. A similar project about 8 years ago fizzled , after $$$s spent. The bs bucket has filled to the brim.

Picking up my new laptop today so I'll be ready to give freelancing a try. And get started on my taxes so I can do ER "what if" scenarios..
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:51 AM   #372
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Gulp.

I recently found out that an upcoming reorg might put me in the position of not wanting to take what role they have left for me - essentially I run a WW sales organization today, with some pretty nice perks, and the future role would be much smaller. I've gotten to see the world over the past few years like I never would have imagined: Israel, London, Singapore, Japan, Cambodia, Denmark, Paris, Portugal and a few I'm sure I've forgotten. Seriously, I'm beyond lucky. I have a nice chunk of RSUs vesting by the end of September ($250K-$300K depending on what the stock does). My boss loves me and will likely find me something, but I'm not sure I want to. BTW - I have to ignore the amount of RSUs I'd be leaving on the table.

Also, DW, God I love her, recently took a job with another large company with outstanding benefits. She LOVES Sunday nights because she can't wait to get back to work on Monday. Plans to work for another few years - maybe 4 or 5. Her salary can almost cover our expenses. And healthcare is taken care of.

Every calculator I can find says "um, I guess if you WANT to keep working, then go ahead, but crystal ball says you will be more than fine." BTW - it's also fine if I remove DW's job.

I examined our expenses over the last two years (we don't really "budget"), and I'll be damned, they were right at $10K/month like we estimated, plus the budgeted big ticket items like a family trip and a new car.

And then this past weekend I was going through one of my old files. It was from about 27 years ago when we were married about 9 years. It was our dream list. Little things like "paint shed" or "get ceiling fan in our room" to big things like "take a cruise" or "take a family vacation to Europe." We did most of them, but one we haven't yet was "have a retirement party for unpaintedhuffhines at 55." A lot of fun to look at that list.

I'm three years past that, so maybe it's time. I have no idea what I'll do all damn day, but I figure others have figured it out, so I can probably can too.

So, October 1, 2020 for me.
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Old 02-22-2020, 02:00 PM   #373
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As I sit here in the manufacturing plant on a Saturday, I can smile knowing: 1. This is my last business trip, 2. I don't work any more Fridays, 3. I only work one more Monday.

All systems 'go'... Countdown commencing. 14 days left in the office until I get rid of working altogether.

I'm ready to join the others in the class of 2020 that have acheived their "commencement".
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:00 PM   #374
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After 43 years at megacorp, I join the list in the March 20th corral.
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Old 02-24-2020, 04:02 PM   #375
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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 - 2/29/2020 corrected
  • 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 corrected my final day. My last real day was last week because I had surgery I got to go early
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:33 AM   #376
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I just gave notice Friday, last day is March 13. My manager asked me to stay on until they get my backfill in, but I realized that would be bad for my mental health, so I need to say no.

I'm SO ready, but also a little freaked out. I started planning ER with my first "real job", and after 22 years of working the plan, it's time to take the leap.
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Donít risk your health. Neither you or your manager will even remember the scenario 3 years from now. Congrats!
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:26 AM   #378
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I thought yesterday was my last day at work in my position, but thanks to the market correction, I'll be at work again today. Begin transition role Monday...
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My manager asked me to stay on until they get my backfill in, but I realized that would be bad for my mental health, so I need to say no.
You can find so many examples of where, out of the sense of obligation and loyalty, many said yes, and regretted it. The urgency to replace you will immediately dissipate (your manager won't tell you, but if you say yes to 2 more months his plan it to add another 3 before that ends). The backfill will undoubtedly take longer than expected to fill and train. Months will go by, during which you'll be dead-man-walking.

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You can find so many examples of where, out of the sense of obligation and loyalty, many said yes, and regretted it. The urgency to replace you will immediately dissipate (your manager won't tell you, but if you say yes to 2 more months his plan it to add another 3 before that ends). The backfill will undoubtedly take longer than expected to fill and train. Months will go by, during which you'll be dead-man-walking.



Go!


Iím in this situation now and felt strong enough to ask for and get a retention bonus. I also asked for but didnít get a title change due to the usual HR need to interfere with logic. What could you ask for? A work from home arrangement through the end, etc.?
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