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Old 07-05-2020, 05:12 PM   #621
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Draggon, you are a most royal updater! It is so great seeing all those {CHECK}s. Class of 2020s, you've had a lot of challenges, but I'm sure you are all feeling the relief and freedom!
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Old 07-05-2020, 06:40 PM   #622
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So, I agreed to stay (2 days/week) until July 24 .
"Covid, team work, blah, blah, blah "

I already feel relaxed knowing that it's just 3 weeks away.
Heh - I came back in time to Edit my update post, so your update got updated...
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Old 07-05-2020, 10:30 PM   #623
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Tomorrow I start my last week of w*rk. Next week at this time, Iíll be FREE!
Congrats! It will go very fast.
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Old 07-06-2020, 01:21 AM   #624
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I completed the first stage of eventual retirement on 7/1. The new owners assumed control of my worksite then. My employment was transitioned from the now defunct division of my employer Megacorp to their North America office in Houston. 1st payment of severance (the handover completion bonus) is supposed to show up in the 7/15 paycheck, with the remainder paid on severing. I now work as a "secondee", reporting to and paid by someone I'll never meet face-to-face, but working for Acquiring-corp. My retirement is contractually locked in for 9/30, so less than 3 months to go.

I'm still sort of pinching myself over the good luck that all this corporate turmoil is happening about the time I planned to pull the plug anyway. It has resulted in some pretty good windfalls for severance. As long as I can keep it on the straight and narrow for 3 more months . Only downside is that it's not looking to be the easiest 3 months, work is in a hell of a transition turmoil right now. Won't be the best time to be the captive "subject matter expert".
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Old 07-06-2020, 04:54 AM   #625
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Congrats! It will go very fast.
I think so too. There are a couple parties planned in my honor. That will make it seem more like a holiday.
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:01 AM   #626
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I am going to post today even though tomorrow is my last day. Lots going on tomorrow and I will probably forget.

I made it to the finish line. 35 years of work and I am down to the last day. I feel excited.

W*rk folks were super sweet to me and we had no less than 4 parties over the last week or so. I am leaving with lots of well thought out gifts, none of which were expected.

I told me wife that retirement may be the closest thing to attending your funeral while you are still alive. So many heartfelt, though previously unspoked things have been shared with me over the last few days. I will miss my w*rk friends, but I won't miss much else.

The world just got big again.
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:03 AM   #627
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Congratulations and welcome to the best part of life!
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:10 AM   #628
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Congrats COcheesehead!
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:11 AM   #629
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Cheering for you! Sounds like a nice way to go out.
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Old 07-09-2020, 05:44 PM   #632
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Cheering for you! Sounds like a nice way to go out.
They were tugging at my heartstrings thatís for sure.
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:25 PM   #633
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The world just got big again.
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:28 AM   #635
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Well, today is it for me. Turning in the laptop, ID, and parking pass.
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:30 AM   #636
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Well, today is it for me. Turning in the laptop, ID, and parking pass.
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I am going to post today even though tomorrow is my last day. Lots going on tomorrow and I will probably forget.

I made it to the finish line. 35 years of work and I am down to the last day. I feel excited.

W*rk folks were super sweet to me and we had no less than 4 parties over the last week or so. I am leaving with lots of well thought out gifts, none of which were expected.

I told me wife that retirement may be the closest thing to attending your funeral while you are still alive. So many heartfelt, though previously unspoked things have been shared with me over the last few days. I will miss my w*rk friends, but I won't miss much else.

The world just got big again.
Congratulations on making it to the finish line!
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Old 07-10-2020, 03:34 PM   #638
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Well, today is it for me. Turning in the laptop, ID, and parking pass.
Way to scoot across the finish line, wmackey! Congrats, and welcome to Life, Pt 2!
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:29 PM   #640
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