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Old 05-31-2021, 05:10 PM   #61
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Coasting for me was easy. I was the only guy in the office. Boss moved to SoCal, 3 outside sales guys that worked out of home and car. I might have visitors say once every 2 weeks.
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Old 06-01-2021, 06:45 AM   #62
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I've been coasting for 3 years now. Left MC & moved into my new office (garage shop) coasting for the neighborhood with projects ranging from custom furniture to RE-facing kitchens. Best j*b ever. No commute & take the w*rk you want to & meeting lots of locals.

Averaging 4-6 hrs a day (probably close to the 4).
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I had mentioned this thread to my DW and she just laughed at being able to "coast" at all. She is in the real estate business (property management) and was off for the weekend and updated her voice mail accordingly. When she checked her phone this morning, a property owner was YELLING on the voicemail that there is no reason for her to be taking time off "considering how crazy real estate is right now!!!" She was not impressed.
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Old 06-01-2021, 10:27 PM   #64
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I had mentioned this thread to my DW and she just laughed at being able to "coast" at all. She is in the real estate business (property management) and was off for the weekend and updated her voice mail accordingly. When she checked her phone this morning, a property owner was YELLING on the voicemail that there is no reason for her to be taking time off "considering how crazy real estate is right now!!!" She was not impressed.
WOW, that individual has severe issues. I hope they seek help before itís too late.
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WOW, that individual has severe issues. I hope they seek help before itís too late.
I wonder if it's part of our collective Covid 19 hangover. It is a bit scary these days though YMMV.
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At one of the Army bases I was assigned to, some of our senior non-commissioned officers who were about a year from retiring were known to be on the ROAD program: retired on active duty.
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At one of the Army bases I was assigned to, some of our senior non-commissioned officers who were about a year from retiring were known to be on the ROAD program: retired on active duty.
I think my best HS buddy went through that "program" following Desert Storm. It literally took the better part of a year for him just to recover. Then he mustered out.

Duty in the desert was 16 hours/7days in his supply unit. Though the fighting didn't last too long, his deployment was a significant time. He would have been late 40s. Can't recall if he was E-6 or E-7. I'm pretty sure he suffered from Gulf War Syndrome although I don't know that he was ever diagnosed - if they did that sort of thing at the time. He died pretty young of pneumonia (around age 70 IIRC). Going through Desert Storm would qualify you for "coasting" if anything would, I suppose. YMMV
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My last year I coasted, but was not a slacker. In the medical field, you have to see patients daily!
But, I chose to use my accumulated vacation rather than be paid out, so I had a week off every month the last year, and as I accumulated more during the year, I started also taking a 4 day weekend every month, too! I also started scheduling all of the needed medical/dental/vision appointments before retirement and chose to take the whole day off, rather than a few hours to get them accomplished. As a manager, I was able to do that and not impact the actual work of the clinic. I had my management teams support before I put in for the time off. I think I ended the year with only 10 hours of vacation and 4 hours sick leave payout! Good timing.
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