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Old 03-19-2020, 03:55 PM   #461
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Interesting turn of events. The folks buying me out decided that with the recent slowdown that I was high priced overhead. So I am in essence “furloughed” until the end of April. They want me back May - July 10th my original end date. I’ll use those last couple months to finish off a few projects. Everyone wins I guess. They save six weeks of my salary, I get to work on the new house, bike, hike, etc. I look at it as a dry run for retirement.
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:08 AM   #462
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Congrats! That sounds good for everyone.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:27 AM   #463
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Just over two weeks into retirement and a really nice benefit Iím seeing is that Iím sleeping through the night Havenít done that for 20 years....
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:14 AM   #464
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Anybody here postponing or reconsidering 'graduation' in light of current financial events?
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:52 PM   #465
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Anybody here postponing or reconsidering 'graduation' in light of current financial events?
Not yet, but I don't have to formally decide until May10th.
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:35 PM   #466
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Anybody here postponing or reconsidering 'graduation' in light of current financial events?
Not due to financial events, but due to the pandemic. Our school district was out on Spring Break last week, and my original plan was to give a two week notice when we returned yesterday. However, schools remain closed and we await a vote from State Board of Education whether to remain closed the rest of year. My (Finance) staff and I are working from home, and if school closes for good I don't know how long that could continue. Maybe into Summer.

So I'll stay to see this through. Partly out of concern for my staff, and partly for the selfish reason that not having to go into work has made my job more tolerable!
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I can't. Already gave notice, but I wouldn't have anyway.
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:50 PM   #468
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I did it last week.
ER plans are now going to be a trial by FIRE.
Will tighten the belt for a few months, the cash bucket is good for a few years. Interesting times as they say.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:19 PM   #469
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No way. Worked my whole life for this.
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:51 PM   #470
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Well, believe it or not, one of my primary motivations for retirement was the fact that I hated the commute and did not want to seek out a new job.
The virus situation means I no longer commute....going to ride a bit more to see how this turns out. Ultimately, have enough cash to still go out, just want to give it a bit more time to see what happens.
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A bit of an update for those who have followed me. Eight months after moving out of old house finally got moved into an overpriced house that needs a lot of work. I got 80% of my stuff back last week and will have time for the house fixes now. Gotta make an 18 hour round trip back to KC to get 20% of the rest of my stuff back. Worst part was my dad also passed a bit over a week ago, sucks not having a funeral till this mess is over. Also one of the bigger reasons of my leaving was they wouldn't let me work for home in another state and guess what, now everybody gets to work from home even the big time non performers that should of been fired years ago. LOL
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So sorry to hear about your dad- hopefully you'll be settled in your new house soon
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