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Old 10-16-2020, 04:13 PM   #21
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Has anyone been planning their retirement and had the date moved by company decision. That's my situation. My timeline was 3-5 months from now but that decision was move to this week by my company. The package will basically take me to what I would have made in 5 months. I'm both happy that's its here, a little scared, and a little pissed that it was not my decision.

Anyone else go through this.
There is a certain satisfaction to being in control, and pulling the plug yourself (that is what I did). OTOH, while I liked my job, if I was offered a package anytime in the last 2 years I was there, I would have been happy as a pig in sh$t.

That said, if I had waited for a package, I would still be there almost 5 years later.

I think you got the best of both worlds. You were ready to go, and a package pushed you out the door.

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Old 10-16-2020, 06:05 PM   #22
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MegaCorp overreacted to the economic times of 2008 and sent everyone 55 years old and older home. The Golden Parachute cost'em a fortune. We never had it so good--and got in on 50 weeks of unemployment too.

The company subcontracts many of the jobs to yokels from the outside, and it trying to run a 15 billion dollar company with very few experienced people.

Now they've passed our well funded pensions to an outside insurance company and essentially divorced all retirees in order to clean up their financial statements.

And 12 years later, we're all having a great time in our retirement. Best thing to ever happen to all of us.
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:48 PM   #23
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Gat - Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

I am aiming to retire at years end and would be ecstatic if megaoil offers me a package to leave sooner.

You were and are fortunate. Truth be told, I'm abit envious of you.... ha

Well played and move on to enjoy the new chapter of life...

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Old 10-20-2020, 05:48 PM   #24
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Not really the same thing, but I planned to retire from teaching in June and we left school in March due to COVID. I never got to say goodbye to my students or colleagues, so I was adrift for a while in addition to trying to work completely differently, which was so stressful. I'm just getting into the groove of really being retired. It's an exercise in mindfulness. Enjoy!
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:31 PM   #25
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:10 AM   #26
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Trust me, once you are gone and free you won't care and shortly after won't even remember. Start living your new life now.

+1. And, if they jerked you around by five months, there is C-Suite panic and probably bigger problems under the hood that you will soon learn about from those who remain and who have to deal with the fallout. Whistle a happy tune as you step out of the elevator, which just might be about to crash.
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