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Old 08-19-2020, 04:26 PM   #681
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Shoot!!! My university just announced a 6 month salary severance package for anyone that retires by 10/30 but I don't qualify since I already applied to retire.
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Old 08-19-2020, 04:40 PM   #682
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Shoot!!! My university just announced a 6 month salary severance package for anyone that retires by 10/30 but I don't qualify since I already applied to retire.
I feel your pain. A month after I left covid hit and they let everyone work from home, the one thing I wanted to do. Then 2 months my last day the sweet severance packages came out.

Oh well, haven't missed it at all, maybe the money but probably don't really need it anyway.
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:13 AM   #683
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Draggon, please change mine to I WILL RETIRE on Nov 12,2020...

My BS BUCKET got quite full this past week !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big SMILE on my face !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-25-2020, 09:08 AM   #684
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So call it beerista FIRE if you want.... Whatever you do, wish me luck! I'm looking for that kick in the pants to leave the golden handcuffs in this COVID/election year economy.


I talked with my favorite brewery's owner briefly this weekend and just emailed him my resume (one of my post-FIRE desired "have fun and make money places"). I'm arguably FI but a bit nervous about the state of the world (which is why I'm still w*rking now) but having a fun "job" with some income as a hedge would make me jump now and also would be less of a burning bridges moment since I can say I'm changing careers instead of "FU" (even though FU would be so cathartic).


FLSunFIRE (getting closer...)
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Old 08-25-2020, 09:19 AM   #685
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So call it beerista FIRE if you want....
Nice, I received an offer from a buddy who is the brewer at one of our local breweries. He asked if I would be interested in helping a couple of times a week in the brewhouse for a nominal $15/hour. At the time its on the back burner, as I suspect my time would be better spent helping our DD negotiate online high school. Feeling a step closer every day and have the email to my boss written... only have to hit "send".

On the plus side, the brewery is only about 10 minutes by car and maybe 15 bicycling, and they have a charging station in the adjacent garage, so free fueling while I work.

I am presenting my departure as an ER, and would not want to give the impression that I am leaving for a part time job in a brewery. They have been pretty generous the last few months, and I should be happy to have a job. Unfortunately things are so slow that that seems to be my final nudge... better to ER than sit on my hands all day.
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:23 AM   #686
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I pulled the plug today. My last day at work will be this Friday August 28, actually a month and a half before my initial plan (October 16). We have basically reached a point where there is almost no work to keep me busy day to day, and my managers came in with a 12 week training plan to keep things busy for me. I felt it would be disingenuous to start twelve weeks of training when I was planning a departure in 6 weeks. Its somewhat cathartic, and my boss seemed to take it well. He is just as aware of how slow it has been.

My focus now will be getting our daughter through the 10th grade as successfully as possible. Wish me luck with Algebra Trig...
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Old 09-09-2020, 04:38 AM   #687
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Delaying RE

Draggon, please remove my 9/25/20 date from this list.

My company just converted all I.T. employees to remote-work. Bye bye cubicle

As a result, I have delayed my ER date. Looks like I'm now in the Class of 2021.
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:01 AM   #688
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I love to see all these {CHECK}'s showing up! Keep 'em coming!

Yeah... about that pandemic.... We're still learning more every day and still don't seem to be a whole lot closer to knowing how this all ends. But, I'm (still) hopeful our brilliant scientists will figure this out and the world will find some level of normalcy... someday... soon?

On a brighter note, Your LIST update is here! We have a few new retirees (Yay! Congratulations!), a few altered plans (it'll all work out!), and, believe it or not, we're still getting a handful of new additions to the 2020 Class, so please welcome them aboard the train!

PLEASE NOTE: I went back through the forum and added "Announcement" links to all who notified us of their successful retirement. If you find an error, please let me know as this is a bit of a tedious cut & paste task! Also, if you'd like your Announcement to point somewhere else, let me know - I can do that, too! LoL - I also just found out that there is a limit of 15 emoticons per post - so no more smilies from me!!

Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far! Livin' the dream (although likely in isolation)!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official List... (I like lists! ):
Trivia Item: (The Birth of The List)
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Completing part-time assignment 7/24/20) (Announcement) (Update)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {CHECK} (W*rking an overpaid temp job) (Announcement)
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • JakeinChina - 3/1/2020 {CHECK} (41!) (Announcement)
  • HighFlight - 3/4/2020 {CHECK} (but not the easy way!) (Announcement)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • CoastboundPNW - 4/1/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • TN Jim - 4/10/2020 (Earlier than expected; nice!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Born2Fish - 4/16/2020 (Hey, I'm here and retired!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • 1242Vintage - 4/30/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Lucie's Husband - 5/9/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • RobLJ - 5/19/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! ) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Mountain skier - 5/21/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Ger0n1mo - 5/31/2020 (Hoping...) {Waiting for update...}
  • mattwallace24 - 5/2020 (Placeholder) {Waiting for update...}
  • kingkarmann - 6/5/2020 (Accelerated!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Dalmore - 6/11/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • nap470 - 6/26/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • roadtripper - 6/30/2020 (Left 6/19 or 6/12?) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Lienlord - 7/1/2020 (fuzzy - due to pandemic!) {Waiting for update...}
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020 (Countdown is on!!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Markola - 7/10/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • OTDasap2020 - 7/31/2020 (A sap? ) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • DRC726 - 7/31/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • brainsagolfer - 8/1/2020 (PTO started 6/24)
  • makingaplan - 8/4/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • fishnfool - 8/7/2020 (guesstimate from "35 working days" from 6/23)
  • KarlH - 8/28/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • lampshade - 8/28/2020 (Last working day is 7/31)
  • free2020 - 8/31/2020
  • FlyFisher - 9/1/2020
  • L Carlisle - 9/1/2020 (MOSTly retiring...)
  • albireo13 - 9/4/2020 (Sounds like the best of the dates you've proposed so far!)
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • bada bing - 9/30/2020 (Landed a great package!)
  • firewhen - 9/30/2020 (Finally got the nudge they needed!)(Slight delay, but still 2020!)
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (1st date eligible)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Committed! - no longer likes their J*B!!)
  • ugeauxgirl - 11/15/2020 (Class ringleader )(Corona delay!)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • tinlizzy - 12/1/2020 (deferred from 6/1 - i.e. Plan B!)
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • FLSUnFIRE - 12/31/2020 (date taken from "the end of the year")
  • cnocmmz - 12/31/2020 (deferred due to pandemic )
  • Magoo30 - 12/31/2020
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (COVID delay)
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • Marita40 - 12/2020
  • gamboolman - 12/31/2020 (g-man says 1/1/21, but I'm giving him 12/31 to keep him in our class!)
  • HNL Bill - 1/15(ish)/2021 (Former classmate, now a proud member of the Class of 2021! Good luck!)
  • GoBugGo - 2021 (Former classmate, now a proud member of the Class of 2021! Good luck!)
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)


Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one or mis-stated anything.
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:02 AM   #689
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I had to check the calendar to make sure, but I am entering my 4th week of retirement...
Loving these followup posts from various Class of 2020 "veterans". I can't wait for the peace of mind you all are exhibiting!
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:05 AM   #690
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I've gotten so distracted with futzing around in retirement I forgot to post an update!
Thanks for the update, and CONGRATULATIONS, Maenad! Glad you came back to let us know you've made it.

Sorry to hear about your parents' declining health. I think a lot of us "early" retirees can relate to that, unfortunately. My dad turns 80 in December, but he's been 90+ physically for the last 5 years or so...
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:06 AM   #691
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I mean do NOT overlook....


I knew what you meant, but the typo still made me chuckle...

"I ain't no fortunate son, no!"
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:08 AM   #692
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I retired yesterday! I am not going back to teach under these conditions.
CONGRATULATIONS, makingaplan! Welcome to the cool Class of 2020. Hope you don't mind, but I added you to The List!

It sounds like your user name is pretty apt as that's exactly what it takes to be able to do what we do. Now, if I can just get my kids, nieces & nephews to follow up on some of our previous discussions before they get old...
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:09 AM   #693
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To DRAGGON, thanks for the work you do. I can tell it's a labor of love. We need more of that
Thanks, man - and congrats again on your successful transition! I don't think it's mandatory to forget what day it is in retirement, but it's probably desirable...
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:11 AM   #694
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Retired 7/10 from mega corp, but will be back in classroom at the end of month teaching one night a week. Went in today for training on how class will be run. Lots of separation between me and each of the students.
Stay safe, wmackey! I'm not taking you off The List just because of a little fun part-time work...
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:12 AM   #695
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Update: With the pandemic, I actually did not retire until 7 31/2020. So far it feels like a long weekend! Guess it will take a while to sink in. That's ok, I've got plenty of time!!
CONGRATULATIONS, DRC726!!

You are updated and emblazoned in the annals of Class of 2020 history!
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:14 AM   #696
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Draggon, please change mine to I WILL RETIRE on Nov 12,2020...

My BS BUCKET got quite full this past week !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big SMILE on my face !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You got it, f35phixer! And that's quite a different tone from last time!

BS buckets are funny things. They're kinda, sorta annoying as they slowly fill over time, and then, one day, they fill up and you just HAVE to do something about it!
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:16 AM   #697
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So call it beerista FIRE if you want.... Whatever you do, wish me luck! I'm looking for that kick in the pants to leave the golden handcuffs in this COVID/election year economy.
Sounds good to me! Just let me know if/when I need to update your List entry!
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:18 AM   #698
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I pulled the plug today. My last day at work will be this Friday August 28, actually a month and a half before my initial plan (October 16).
Excellent! CONGRATULATIONS!!
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:20 AM   #699
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Draggon, please remove my 9/25/20 date from this list.

My company just converted all I.T. employees to remote-work. Bye bye cubicle

As a result, I have delayed my ER date. Looks like I'm now in the Class of 2021.
You got it, GoBugGo. Sorry to see you "Go" , but it sounds like remote work is just what you needed for now. We'll keep your name on The List as a fondly-remembered former member of the awesome Class of 2020!
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:22 AM   #700
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I love to see all these {CHECK}'s showing up! Keep 'em coming!

Yeah... about that pandemic.... We're still learning more every day and still don't seem to be a whole lot closer to knowing how this all ends. But, I'm (still) hopeful our brilliant scientists will figure this out and the world will find some level of normalcy... someday... soon?

On a brighter note, Your LIST update is here! We have a few new retirees (Yay! Congratulations!), a few altered plans (it'll all work out!), and, believe it or not, we're still getting a handful of new additions to the 2020 Class, so please welcome them aboard the train!

PLEASE NOTE: I went back through the forum and added "Announcement" links to all who notified us of their successful retirement. If you find an error, please let me know as this is a bit of a tedious cut & paste task! Also, if you'd like your Announcement to point somewhere else, let me know - I can do that, too! LoL - I also just found out that there is a limit of 15 emoticons per post - so no more smilies from me!!

Congratulations to everyone that's "Made It" so far! Livin' the dream (although likely in isolation)!

Class of 2020 (Un)Official List... (I like lists! ):
Trivia Item: (The Birth of The List)
  • dingo - 1/2/2020 (Congrats! (snuck in front of Ergragg1)) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Erbragg1 - 1/3/2020 (Early bird... Teacher's pet... ) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Octogirl - 1/3/2020 {CHECK} (Completing part-time assignment 7/24/20) (Announcement) (Update)
  • INTJ10 - 1/9/2020 {CHECK} (W*rking an overpaid temp job) (Announcement)
  • Out_the_Door - 1/24/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • idledancer - 1/27/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • nobodyspecial - 1/31/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • AS2019 - 2/14/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Third Son - 2/29/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • target2019 - 2/28/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • JakeinChina - 3/1/2020 {CHECK} (41!) (Announcement)
  • HighFlight - 3/4/2020 {CHECK} (but not the easy way!) (Announcement)
  • nobody - 3/6/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • 51notout - 3/6/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Maenad - 3/13/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Go-NoGo - 3/16/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • georgemoe - 3/20/2020 (after 43 years!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • CoastboundPNW - 4/1/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Grimelowe - 4/3/2020 (45yo - Nice!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • TN Jim - 4/10/2020 (Earlier than expected; nice!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Born2Fish - 4/16/2020 (Hey, I'm here and retired!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • jaharrer - 4/30/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • 1242Vintage - 4/30/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Lucie's Husband - 5/9/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • RobLJ - 5/19/2020 (Retiring the rest of the way! ) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Mountain skier - 5/21/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Ger0n1mo - 5/31/2020 (Hoping...) {Waiting for update...}
  • mattwallace24 - 5/2020 (Placeholder) {Waiting for update...}
  • kingkarmann - 6/5/2020 (Accelerated!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Dalmore - 6/11/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • roadtripper - 6/30/2020 (Left 6/19 or 6/12?) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Lienlord - 7/1/2020 (fuzzy - due to pandemic!) {Waiting for update...}
  • COcheesehead - 7/10/2020 (Countdown is on!!) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • wmackey - 7/10/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • Markola - 7/10/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • OTDasap2020 - 7/31/2020 (A sap? ) {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • DRC726 - 7/31/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • brainsagolfer - 8/1/2020 (PTO started 6/24)
  • makingaplan - 8/4/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • fishnfool - 8/7/2020 (guesstimate from "35 working days" from 6/23)
  • KarlH - 8/28/2020 {CHECK} (Announcement)
  • lampshade - 8/28/2020 (Last working day is 7/31)
  • free2020 - 8/31/2020
  • FlyFisher - 9/1/2020
  • L Carlisle - 9/1/2020 (MOSTly retiring...)
  • albireo13 - 9/4/2020 (Sounds like the best of the dates you've proposed so far!)
  • spikeykiller - 9/10/2020 (Say "NO!" to OMY! )
  • bada bing - 9/30/2020 (Landed a great package!)
  • firewhen - 9/30/2020 (Finally got the nudge they needed!)(Slight delay, but still 2020!)
  • Unpaintedhuffhines - 10/1/2020 (RSU's FTW! )
  • Draggon - 11/1/2020 (1st date eligible)
  • Mr. Vacation4us - 11/2/2020
  • f35phixer - 11/12/2020 (Committed! - no longer likes their J*B!!)
  • ugeauxgirl - 11/15/2020 (Class ringleader )(Corona delay!)
  • ohiodep and the DW - 12/1/2020 (Leaving work 9/17/2020 on vacay!)
  • tinlizzy - 12/1/2020 (deferred from 6/1 - i.e. Plan B!)
  • Mrs. Vacation4us - 12/15/2020 (Mr. V cut in front of her!)
  • FLSUnFIRE - 12/31/2020 (date taken from "the end of the year")
  • cnocmmz - 12/31/2020 (deferred due to pandemic )
  • Magoo30 - 12/31/2020
  • pdxgal - 6/30/2020 (COVID delay)
  • retire202052 - 12/2020 (I may have figured out the pattern of your UserID )
  • Marita40 - 12/2020
  • gamboolman - 12/31/2020 (g-man says 1/1/21, but I'm giving him 12/31 to keep him in our class!)
  • HNL Bill - 1/15(ish)/2021 (Former classmate, now a proud member of the Class of 2021! Good luck!)
  • GoBugGo - 2021 (Former classmate, now a proud member of the Class of 2021! Good luck!)
  • RxMan - ??/20?? (Class of 2020 Official Stalker)


Anyone else want to post their target? Also, lemme know if I miss one or mis-stated anything.
Draggon - please add me to the list as "Retired 6/26/2020. I left quietly with little fanfare in this Covid environment. Past 2 months have been wonderful...even if I can't go anywhere other than grocery shopping and Home Depot/Lowes.
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