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Old 06-24-2020, 10:32 AM   #141
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:40 PM   #142
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:54 PM   #143
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Am all done with MegaCorp. 41+ yrs in.
67 days left .... !!!!
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:29 AM   #144
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:59 AM   #145
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Started working at the bank when I was 16 and in high school. Worked full time during my 7 years of college (night school). 29 years at several mega-corps and 7 years part time after semi retiring at 50. So, somewhere around 36 years full time.
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Old 06-25-2020, 07:22 PM   #146
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:26 PM   #147
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Worked the summer of 1974 for a civil engineering firm between college semesters. Quit school and started full time at the same company in March 1975. Worked there and one other company through April 2014. So I worked close to 39 years, 4 months.
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Old 06-26-2020, 01:23 PM   #148
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It will be 42 years for me if I make it to my current goal date. I am 50, have worked since I was 18 (32 years down). I worked in private industry until my late 20's and then had accounting positions at a large research university. Left for about 8 years in my 40's to work in a couple of smaller non-profit/$hi+show$, and earlier this year went back to the same university I worked at before (thank god, feeling very lucky to have this job right now). If I stay 10 years, I will have worked enough combined time to legitimately qualify for university retirement. Wish overall it would end up being fewer years, but I really got screwed in a divorce in my early 30s and it took a long time to recover from that. 50F/no spouse/no kids
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Old 06-26-2020, 06:32 PM   #149
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I started working at 16 working every day after school 3-5 and then 9-5 every school break week I had including all summer.

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Old 06-26-2020, 06:44 PM   #150
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37 years minus 3 months of maternity leave. Worked at several pharma companies and lucky to have two small pensions, and lots of saving in 401ks...Retired at 58, 3 years later than my original goal. Have never looked back...loving retirement.
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Old 06-26-2020, 07:28 PM   #151
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:40 AM   #152
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Am all done with MegaCorp. 41+ yrs in.
67 days left .... !!!!
Congratulations! Everyone says that time passes SO FAST. Why doesn't that seem true when you get within a couple of months of retiring??j
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:26 PM   #153
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We are nearly identical work history. I started at my first bank job at 16. 4 different financial institutions, and 38 years later fully retired at 54. Last 3 years was as a part-time employee, in order to ease into retirement.
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Started working at the bank when I was 16 and in high school. Worked full time during my 7 years of college (night school). 29 years at several mega-corps and 7 years part time after semi retiring at 50. So, somewhere around 36 years full time.
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