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Old 12-31-2020, 06:59 PM   #761
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Old 12-31-2020, 07:53 PM   #762
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I officially joined the class of 2020 today. My vacation and holiday pay carried me through today, and the first pension check hits the bank account tomorrow. I checked; it is already "pending."

So commencing tomorrow, I will officially be paid for being a useless bum. I finally reached the goal I've been working toward for so long!

Congrats to all the members of the class of 2020, and a Happy New Year to everyone!
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Old 12-31-2020, 07:56 PM   #763
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Congrats to you too. And happy new year y'all!
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:34 PM   #764
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Officially joined the class of 2020 today with my severance ending, though I havenít worked since March. Retiring into a pandemic wasnít in my plans. Huge thanks to this ER forum and the Bogleheads forums for getting us here in good financial shape. Hoping 2021 is a very healthy and calm year, looking forward to getting back out in the world.
Talk about under the wire!
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:06 PM   #765
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12/31/20 was my last day of w@rk. Since I stated with the company in 1982 I listened to music from 1982 on the commute in! It was a little surreal knowing that this would be my last drive in. I've been working from home since March but I had to go in the last few days to clean out my office and hand off things to others. I don't think it's really hit me that I'm actually done. My DW finished a week earlier and she's been absolutely giddy. We feel like a couple of kids on Christmas morning! I swear she's is smiling more now that she has in years. So much to look forward to.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:22 PM   #766
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12/31/20 was my last day of w@rk. Since I stated with the company in 1982 I listened to music from 1982 on the commute in! It was a little surreal knowing that this would be my last drive in. I've been working from home since March but I had to go in the last few days to clean out my office and hand off things to others. I don't think it's really hit me that I'm actually done. My DW finished a week earlier and she's been absolutely giddy. We feel like a couple of kids on Christmas morning! I swear she's is smiling more now that she has in years. So much to look forward to.
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Old 02-04-2021, 04:42 PM   #767
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It would be nice to update and put a cap on the 2020 list. Is Draggon still around or too busy enjoying retirement?
Congratulations to all 2020 retirees who have now completed at least a month of retirement if not more! Feels good, huh? As I told a friend lately, I was born for this!
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Old 02-04-2021, 06:14 PM   #768
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Back to Work

OK so I did retire in October, got bored after a few months, picked up a consulting gig and now headed back to a full time position. The difference now is that I'm working to have fun instead of needing the money to live on. I'll reassess in a year or two and then pull the retirement plug again.
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Old 02-07-2021, 10:53 AM   #769
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I'm considering myself retired. I am going in for a few hours Monday as my replacement had surgery. I have zero responsibility, and I have no idea what is going on at the office. Every time someone asks me how retirement is, I tell them "It's AWESOME!"
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Old 06-04-2021, 09:42 PM   #770
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Today was my last day! Had planned to quit a year ago in 2020, but then Covid hit. Suppose now I'm Class of 2021. Hasn't sunk in yet. WFH turned out to be sort of a natural glide path to quitting. So glad I didn't have the obligatory work gathering with co-workers at the office. Instead I spoke with my favorite colleagues 1:1 over the last two weeks, and received lots of heartfelt congratulatory emails. It left me with the nice feeling that my work and my person were valued and appreciated. Now on to the overdue house and garden projects!
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Old 06-05-2021, 08:40 AM   #771
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Congratulations. At 9 months in I have no regrets, and feel healthier than I have in years. No two-plus hour commute or j*b has given me time to get some exercise everyday and I'm down around 35 pounds since retiring. I have a nice garden and a pandemic puppy keeping me busy and have finally been seeing my teenagers grow up.
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Old 06-05-2021, 08:43 AM   #772
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Today was my last day! Had planned to quit a year ago in 2020, but then Covid hit. Suppose now I'm Class of 2021. Hasn't sunk in yet. WFH turned out to be sort of a natural glide path to quitting. So glad I didn't have the obligatory work gathering with co-workers at the office. Instead I spoke with my favorite colleagues 1:1 over the last two weeks, and received lots of heartfelt congratulatory emails. It left me with the nice feeling that my work and my person were valued and appreciated. Now on to the overdue house and garden projects!
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Congratulations, pdxgal!! You'll absolutely love it!

I just passed my 7 month mark, and it has FLOWN by. I've been so happily busy in retirement that time itself has lost some meaning - in a good way...

Enjoy!
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Old 06-06-2021, 10:31 AM   #774
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given me time to get some exercise everyday and I'm down around 35 pounds since retiring
That's awesome, Karl! I'm all for doing everything I can to keep those actuaries guessing!
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