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Old 03-10-2020, 10:20 AM   #421
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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".
Announcement went out at work on
Friday afternoon. instead of the usual boilerplate: 'So and So has left the company to pursue other interests", my boss wrote a really nice synopsis of my 24years of contributions, and alluded to me leaving to "follow my passions". The tidal wave of personal emails from colleagues around the world had me feeling more emotional than I thought I'd feel... Until I sat in my next Megacorp meeting. 8.5 days left in the office... April 3rd will be here soon.
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Old 03-10-2020, 06:38 PM   #422
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With 6 months to go, I just discovered this forum.

I plan to shut down the work computer and exit my cubicle for the last time on Sept 25th...

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 {CHECK} (W*rking an overpaid temp job)
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss) {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 (Definitely Go! )
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!)
  • CoastboundPNW - 3/31/2020 (Filed and counting!)
  • DRC726 - 3/31/2020
  • 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
  • RobLJ - 5/15/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! )
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • brainsagolfer - 6/1/2020 (maybe earlier?)
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (Committed now! )
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • FlyFisher - 9/1/2020
  • L Carlisle - 9/1/2020 (MOSTly retiring...)
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • GoBugGo - 9/25/2020 (I'm out-eee!)
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • 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... )
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)
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Old 03-10-2020, 06:39 PM   #423
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Announcement went out at work on
Friday afternoon. instead of the usual boilerplate: 'So and So has left the company to pursue other interests", my boss wrote a really nice synopsis of my 24years of contributions, and alluded to me leaving to "follow my passions". The tidal wave of personal emails from colleagues around the world had me feeling more emotional than I thought I'd feel... Until I sat in my next Megacorp meeting. 8.5 days left in the office... April 3rd will be here soon.
That's so nice! It's wonderful to feel appreciated!
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:57 AM   #424
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had me feeling more emotional than I thought I'd feel... Until I sat in my next Megacorp meeting.
Isn't that the truth? They can suck the fun out of everything!
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:58 AM   #425
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With 6 months to go, I just discovered this forum.

I plan to shut down the work computer and exit my cubicle for the last time on Sept 25th...
Welcome aboard the 2020 "Take This Job & Shove It!" train!
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:18 AM   #426
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With 6 months to go, I just discovered this forum.

I plan to shut down the work computer and exit my cubicle for the last time on Sept 25th...

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 {CHECK} (W*rking an overpaid temp job)
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 (Adjusted as favor to Boss) {CHECK}
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK}
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK}
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {Waiting for Update...}
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK}
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 (Two posts and counting!)
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 (Definitely Go! )
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!)
  • CoastboundPNW - 3/31/2020 (Filed and counting!)
  • DRC726 - 3/31/2020
  • 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
  • RobLJ - 5/15/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! )
  • kingkarmann - 6/1/2020
  • OTDasap2020 - 6/1/2020
  • brainsagolfer - 6/1/2020 (maybe earlier?)
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (Committed now! )
  • ugeauxgirl - 7/1/2020 (Class ringleader )
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020
  • FlyFisher - 9/1/2020
  • L Carlisle - 9/1/2020 (MOSTly retiring...)
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • GoBugGo - 9/25/2020 (I'm out-eee!)
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • 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... )
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)
I've submitted an update to this list several times (just once really).
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:49 AM   #427
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Welcome aboard the 2020 "Take This Job & Shove It!" train!
I'm all aboard the Shove It Express!! Choo chooooo!
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:41 AM   #428
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Just curious, if anyone in the class of 2020 is having second thoughts/regrets for pulling the trigger this year.

All my planning has been with a correction in mind, but now that it is happening, it is making me a bit nervous. But, still planning to RE at the end of April.
Still on track for June 1st however.....
I'm in the auto mfg. business. The reaction to the "plague" is going to severely curtail business into the 3rd quarter at least. A supply issue will creep into our business most likely starting around mid April. We will struggle to produce vehicles. That will be ok because around mid May folks will decide (if they haven't already) that maybe we shouldn't be doing any big ticket purchases until this blows over. Demand will DROP! This is definitely a Black Swan for the car business.
I have decided to hold off submitting formal retirement paperwork until mid May in hopes that a better offer (buyout) might happen. I suspect a temporary work force reduction. They may want to get rid of us expensive older guys.
Once I leave in June I will be taking hopefully about $350K 401k (was almost $400K ) to reinvest into a IRA that I have. Seems like a great time to invest. That along with pension has left us prepared.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:52 AM   #429
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I've submitted an update to this list several times (just once really).
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You did - but it was after the latest posting of the official unofficial list... I'll be sure to update it next time I post it...
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Old 03-12-2020, 07:47 AM   #430
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I was outta there on 2/28/20. What a relief! I fulfilled my commitment to USG customer, and received thanks.

Each dept. involved in the separation had a different date. Not one responsible minicorp employee contacted me to confirm at the beginning. The actual date (2-28-20) went from my initial email into some robot system. I completed 3 or 4 tasks, and thought it was a slam dunk.

HR and IT had 2-14, so my access to everything was turned off on 2-15. That was a cluster to get turned back on. Later, my supervisor admitted he gave HR the wrong date.

Captain Kangaroo (Security) sent me wrong form 3x's. It contained another employees sensitive information. Sammy Davis Jr (Security) had a chuckle in elevator and asked me why I was still there, as HR thought I should be gone Jan. 31.

I no longer travel with that circus!
Congrats on your successful exit. Be sure to leave the door open for those of us coming behind you
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:28 AM   #431
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Why, oh why couldn't I have been eligible to retire before March 1. I almost made it.... Job is miserable but at least I never have to deal with this again.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:19 AM   #432
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[QUOTE=ugeauxgirl;2385409]Why, oh why couldn't I have been eligible to retire before March 1. I almost made it.... Job is miserable but at least I never have to deal with this again.[/QUOTE


Your almost there, it'll be smooth sailing after a short storm.
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Old 03-12-2020, 01:00 PM   #433
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Why, oh why couldn't I have been eligible to retire before March 1. I almost made it.... Job is miserable but at least I never have to deal with this again.
I feel strangely calm these days. I must be delirious.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:06 PM   #434
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On my way home from work and thinking that we'll always remember this year, not just for our retirements... but also for the Coronavirus pandemic, stock market crash of 30+%, and a viscious global recession.

2020 will be memorable in more ways than one!
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Old 03-12-2020, 07:56 PM   #435
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I feel strangely calm these days. I must be delirious.
I'm very calm. Clients? Not so much....
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:04 PM   #436
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I'm very calm. Clients? Not so much....
I have that one step left. The person I am turning things over to is back now from maternity leave so I get to have “those” conversations with clients. Should be interesting.
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:14 PM   #437
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I have that one step left. The person I am turning things over to is back now from maternity leave so I get to have “those” conversations with clients. Should be interesting.
I've been making those calls for the last two weeks. It's been interesting.
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:50 PM   #438
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Add me to the list, after 40 yrs retiring June 30, 2020
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Old 03-14-2020, 01:49 PM   #439
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Still firm on my date at the moment. Not sure how much my portfolio has dipped, but I suspect a quite a lot (it has taken all my willpower not to check). But, even if it dropped 30% from the high, I still have plenty, and would not need to change my lifestyle, so damn the torpedoes!
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Old 03-14-2020, 02:02 PM   #440
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I looked. It wasn't down as much as I expected. Still 100% on FIREcalc. It'll be fine.
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