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Old 01-16-2021, 10:19 PM   #301
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Well, I gave my notice a month ago and turned everything in this past Friday. I am calling this a semi retirement since I did take on a part time consulting role, working from home. Due to pandemic, I will continue to consult since I can arrange when I put in the time.

I will see how it goes, and how long I can take it, and as soon as it cramps my life balance I can always move to full retirement!!

It feels great, and Iím doing a happy dance right now, woot.
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:05 AM   #302
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Let's put you down for last Friday, BGH1!


goingtotravel TBD, but sounds like early.
Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement.
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
djsander "mid-February"
Djwil296 2/12/2021
Ready2Go 2/19/2021
Irishgirlyc58 either March or September
ATX78701 3/1/2021
iblearning 3/1/2021
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
ClearSky 3/5/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021
CCBoard 3/5/2021
HNL Bill 3/5/2021
SunnyOne 3/12/2021 (if not sooner!)
Corn18 3/31/2021
Spanky42 3/31/2021
Aramis 3/31/2021 (subject to revision!)
Nougat 4/1/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
BGH1 6/1/2021
RobotMom June 2021
Caramel 6/25/2021
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021
FLSUnFIRE "summer"
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
ChicagoGal 8/16/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
RBDan 10/2021
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:12 AM   #303
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Alright I'm targeting October as my out date! Not sure how I'm going to make it as I'm ready to jump ship NOW. But Oct is the end of my contract and we still have covid etc, so seems like a natural out point.

We are planning a trip to Egypt March 2022, so the plan will be to take the last quarter of 2021 to start the detox, then line up some plans after the holiday for my first year post magacorp

I'm keeping the option of working part time or contract work open starting after a full 6 month 'sabbatical' but we'll see how it goes.
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:52 AM   #304
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Alright I'm targeting October as my out date! Not sure how I'm going to make it as I'm ready to jump ship NOW. But Oct is the end of my contract and we still have covid etc, so seems like a natural out point.

We are planning a trip to Egypt March 2022, so the plan will be to take the last quarter of 2021 to start the detox, then line up some plans after the holiday for my first year post magacorp

I'm keeping the option of working part time or contract work open starting after a full 6 month 'sabbatical' but we'll see how it goes.
Sounds like a fine plan!


goingtotravel TBD, but sounds like early.
Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement.
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
djsander "mid-February"
Djwil296 2/12/2021
Ready2Go 2/19/2021
Irishgirlyc58 either March or September
ATX78701 3/1/2021
iblearning 3/1/2021
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
ClearSky 3/5/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021
CCBoard 3/5/2021
HNL Bill 3/5/2021
SunnyOne 3/12/2021 (if not sooner!)
Corn18 3/31/2021
Spanky42 3/31/2021
Aramis 3/31/2021 (subject to revision!)
Nougat 4/1/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
BGH1 6/1/2021
RobotMom June 2021
Caramel 6/25/2021
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021
FLSUnFIRE "summer"
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
ChicagoGal 8/16/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
RBDan "October"
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:03 AM   #305
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My date is now official - 3/31/2021!
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:35 AM   #306
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My date is now official - 3/31/2021!
Woot!


goingtotravel TBD, but sounds like early.
Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement.
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
djsander "mid-February"
Djwil296 2/12/2021
Ready2Go 2/19/2021
Irishgirlyc58 either March or September
ATX78701 3/1/2021
iblearning 3/1/2021
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
ClearSky 3/5/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021
CCBoard 3/5/2021
HNL Bill 3/5/2021
SunnyOne 3/31/2021
Corn18 3/31/2021
Spanky42 3/31/2021
Aramis 3/31/2021 (subject to revision!)
Nougat 4/1/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
BGH1 6/1/2021
RobotMom June 2021
Caramel 6/25/2021
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021
FLSUnFIRE "summer"
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
ChicagoGal 8/16/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
RBDan "October"
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
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Old 01-24-2021, 07:29 AM   #307
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I'm signing myself up with this group. Born in 1970 (DW 1962).

Don't leave me behind, guys. Looking at the month of November.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:32 AM   #308
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We are planning a trip to Egypt March 2022, so the plan will be to take the last quarter of 2021 to start the detox, then line up some plans after the holiday for my first year post magacorp

I'm keeping the option of working part time or contract work open starting after a full 6 month 'sabbatical' but we'll see how it goes.
Are you me? All of your points are similar to mine - I cannot wait until travel is a bit safer! Egypt was where I should have been this past November

And I am looking at the first 2 years jobless as a test - both emotionally and financially. If it makes sense to consider earning $, I'll consider it. But of course, I'd rather not if I can avoid it!

BTW congrats on the line in the sand!
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:00 AM   #309
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Alright I'm targeting October as my out date! Not sure how I'm going to make it as I'm ready to jump ship NOW. But Oct is the end of my contract and we still have covid etc, so seems like a natural out point.
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I hear that! You will see my name on the list for either March or September. I really want to go in March but Iím a director over a local public health department and we are currently trying to get people Covid vaccinations.
Part of me really wants to see this through but the other part is just done.
I have no plans to work after retirement. I think I will have plenty to keep me occupied.
I suspect it will feel weird for the first few months but I will adjust.
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:28 AM   #310
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Are you me? All of your points are similar to mine - I cannot wait until travel is a bit safer! Egypt was where I should have been this past November

And I am looking at the first 2 years jobless as a test - both emotionally and financially. If it makes sense to consider earning $, I'll consider it. But of course, I'd rather not if I can avoid it!

BTW congrats on the line in the sand!
Thanks! Long time coming.

We were going to do Egypt this fall for SOís bday but figured might as well push. March is supposed to have the best weather anyway.

How is your joblessness going?
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:30 AM   #311
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I hear that! You will see my name on the list for either March or September. I really want to go in March but Iím a director over a local public health department and we are currently trying to get people Covid vaccinations.
Part of me really wants to see this through but the other part is just done.
I have no plans to work after retirement. I think I will have plenty to keep me occupied.
I suspect it will feel weird for the first few months but I will adjust.
Yeah the whole ďresponsibilityĒ thing. Youíve got a good reason. I imagine youíll look back and feel good you were part of the solution. At least thatís what Iím telling myself since my main task at the moment is keeping people working.
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:33 PM   #312
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Don't leave me behind, guys. Looking at the month of November.
Let's count you in!


goingtotravel TBD, but sounds like early.
Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement.
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
GATime 1/2021 or 3/2021
djsander "mid-February"
Djwil296 2/12/2021
Ready2Go 2/19/2021
Irishgirlyc58 either March or September
ATX78701 3/1/2021
iblearning 3/1/2021
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
ClearSky 3/5/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021
CCBoard 3/5/2021
HNL Bill 3/5/2021
SunnyOne 3/31/2021
Corn18 3/31/2021
Spanky42 3/31/2021
Aramis 3/31/2021 (subject to revision!)
Nougat 4/1/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
BGH1 6/1/2021
RobotMom June 2021
Caramel 6/25/2021
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021
FLSUnFIRE "summer"
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
ChicagoGal 8/16/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
RBDan "October"
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
retireingby50 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
Proteus126 "November"
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:17 PM   #313
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The list is really weighted toward the month of March.....guessing the reasons...mine is to stuff the Roth then leave...and better weather, hopefully the vaccine by then.
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:45 PM   #314
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The list is really weighted toward the month of March.....guessing the reasons...mine is to stuff the Roth then leave...and better weather, hopefully the vaccine by then.
Mine is to turn 55 so I don't have to go gray area for the rule of 55. And RSU's vesting in Feb.
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I picked March because itís my 1/2 birthday
month and it matters for my pension.
My backup date in September is because that is my birthday month and I wonít be working past September- if I go past March.
I really want to go in March!
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:03 AM   #316
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12/16/2021 will be my last day
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:11 AM   #317
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12/16/2021 will be my last day
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goingtotravel TBD, but sounds like early.
Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement.
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
GATime 1/2021 or 3/2021
djsander "mid-February"
Djwil296 2/12/2021
Ready2Go 2/19/2021
Irishgirlyc58 either March or September
ATX78701 3/1/2021
iblearning 3/1/2021
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
ClearSky 3/5/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021
CCBoard 3/5/2021
HNL Bill 3/5/2021
SunnyOne 3/31/2021
Corn18 3/31/2021
Spanky42 3/31/2021
Aramis 3/31/2021 (subject to revision!)
Nougat 4/1/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
BGH1 6/1/2021
RobotMom June 2021
Caramel 6/25/2021
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021
FLSUnFIRE "summer"
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
ChicagoGal 8/16/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
RBDan "October"
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
retireingby50 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
Proteus126 "November"
old medic 12/16/2021
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:57 PM   #318
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Well it looks like I need to change my screenname! I submitted my retirement papers effective 4/1/21 with last day full time 3/31/21. I will offer to come back part time (after 1 month mandatory break in service) to transition/train incoming staff on the position. Leaving 2 years ahead of schedule because my BS bucket completely overflowed this year. DH will continue working until 65 so will continue to have insurance through his work. I am so looking forward to that month off where they can't even talk to me!

...sign me up Scotty!
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:00 PM   #319
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OP, I retired at age 54 in 2000 when my kids were 7, 11, and 17.

I submitted my resignation the first work day of the new year and of the new millenium.

My last day worked was "leap day" February 29, 2000. The first leap day of the new millenium. And there would not be another "first leap day" of a new millenium for anther 1000 years!

I did all this on purpose, and now thinking back, it still gives me a good feeling. Having enough control over my fate to be able to time things to such "out-there" standards. A real good sense of control that I could retire in such a "flippant" way. (Sort of a backhanded way of flipping the bird to my employer and the still-working stiffs who had been my bosses).
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Old 02-01-2021, 08:04 PM   #320
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It was not unexpected, but it was still a momentous occasion for me. I submitted my paperwork today for a Separation Agreement. Il est finis! I will finish up in summer.
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