Originally Posted by GATime
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.