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Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:03 pm

Class of 2015 as of 03 November 2014:
31 Jan - dpc

Currently, 1 class member.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby midmoder » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:51 pm

September 30 for me! DH will follow on December 31.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby m139115 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:16 am

I'm in. Sometime between Jan 1 and March 31. Employer gets to decide. 56 yo and have been planning for it financially since I was 30. Its the time and what to do with it that concerns me today.

Update- had the discussion yesterday. Officially it's March 31.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:58 am

Class of 2015 as of 04 November 2014: <-- replaced with a later list.
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Currently, 3 class members.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:01 am

m139115 wrote:I'm in. Sometime between Jan 1 and March 31. Employer gets to decide. 56 yo and have been planning for it financially since I was 30. Its the time and what to do with it that concerns me today.


I listed you for the 1 January 2015, retirement date; I will change it later if necessary. Congratulations with the good financial planning. Personal planning can also be challenging, but as you read the retirement threads and some other Bogleheads discussions, you will get the sense of how people are using the freedom to control their time--which is both a privilege and a responsibility.

Best wishes,

Victoria

P.S. I just saw this quote, which is relevant to retirement: "The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." (Michael Altshuler).
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Nearing_Destination » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:39 pm

Dec 31....pulling the plug ;-)

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Philliefan33 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:55 pm

March 31, 2015

But no one at work knows yet -- I'm waiting until January to request the paperwork from HR.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Jim85 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:03 pm

I'm in. Been dragging my feet on this for a month and a half so I guess 2015 instead of 2014. I'll go with end of Feb.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby beltonr » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:17 pm

No later than 30 June 2015. Heading to Florida next week to check out "active adult communities."

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Wannaretireearly » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:17 pm

I'm Jealous and envious of this thread :) :)
Cant wait til the roll call for 2028 - obviously if I hit the power ball before that I'll let you know!

Congrats to all - well done.

Not to derail the thread, but....Are there 'fun' 'active' 'adult' communities? I guess I'm asking if there are products tailored to those 45-65 specifically who have ER'ed
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby tj » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:28 pm

Are there 'fun' 'active' 'adult' communities? I guess I'm asking if there are products tailored to those 45-65 specifically who have ER'ed


If there's not, develop one and you can retire sooner! ;-)

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby zzcooper123 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:34 pm

Finishing up in clinical Medicine January 31, 2015.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Ged » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:59 pm

DW April 30!

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Postby VTXVX » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:44 pm

I've decided to try early retirement at age 51 beginning Jan 30, 2015 (+/- 2 weeks)

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Rob54keep » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:15 pm

Wow, I can't believe I am finally responding to this! No later than April 1st. At 60 as planned.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:39 am

Class of 2015 as of 05 November 2014: <-- replaced with a later list.
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Currently, 10 class members.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Greenie » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:47 am

Add me as member #11! I have accepted an offer for my business, the loan has been approved for the buyer and the process is moving along very quickly. Shooting for a 1/1/15 closing. It seems so surreal. I have been planning and saving for so long and BAM :happy it is nearly here. I would encourage anyone at is near their number to go for it. I turn 64 in March. Would I be financially stronger if I waited a few years longer? Maybe, maybe not. I found a qualified buyer and I am going for it. I figure at this stage of life the good years are an estimation. I am ready to live my life on my terms. Woo Hoo!!!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Girino » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:20 pm

February 28, 2015 for DW, and May 12, 2015 for me!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby TradingPlaces » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:19 pm

For those of you who plans to retire soon, what do you define as retirement:

- stop working in your regular job?
- or something else?

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby The Wizard » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:10 pm

TradingPlaces wrote:For those of you who plans to retire soon, what do you define as retirement:

- stop working in your regular job?
- or something else?

As a Class of 2013 retiree, I'd define it as stopping work in any/all regular paying job.
I have gone back to my previous employer part-time one to three partial days some weeks over a total span of maybe six months. But I don't feel it changes my fundamental status...
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby chaz » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:47 pm

Why no Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2003?
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:08 am

Class of 2015 as of 16 November 2014: <-- replaced with a later list.
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Currently, 12 class members.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Nearing_Destination » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:48 pm

Bump... to allow addition of new responses

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Wagnerjb » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:20 pm

I will be retiring in April 2015, after 32 years with my employer...plus a few years in graduate school and a few years working for an Accounting firm before that. Looking forward to it :D
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:46 pm

Class of 2015 as of 18 December 2014: <-- replaced with a later list.

15 Apr - Wagnerjb <-- New member

Currently, 13 class members.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:48 pm

Wagnerjb wrote:I will be retiring in April 2015, after 32 years with my employer...plus a few years in graduate school and a few years working for an Accounting firm before that. Looking forward to it :D


Hi Andy,

I added you to the list. Please provide the date in April, if you know and are willing to share it.

Congratulations with the upcoming retirement,

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby dpc » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:26 pm

Just an update - closing date for the sale of my business is set for Jan 7, 2015. I'll be (very) part-time after that. In November, we closed on a new house in a new town - now we just have sell the one we're living in! After 25 years in one place, the thought of getting our house cleaned up and on the market is very daunting - it may become my new full-time job for awhile.

Anyway, looking forward to letting some of the springs in my head unwind a little. But being an engineer, I'm sure I'll find plenty of new things to worry about. 8-)

I'm sure there will be some trepidation when we start withdrawing money from our retirement savings instead of putting it in, but thanks to this forum and some Boglehead reading, I'm feeling OK with the concept at this point.

Cheers,

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Wagnerjb » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:35 pm

VictoriaF wrote:
Wagnerjb wrote:I will be retiring in April 2015, after 32 years with my employer...plus a few years in graduate school and a few years working for an Accounting firm before that. Looking forward to it :D


Hi Andy,

I added you to the list. Please provide the date in April, if you know and are willing to share it.

Congratulations with the upcoming retirement,

Victoria


Victoria: I have made a commitment to my boss that I would stick around in early 2015 until the year-end financial reports and audits are complete. At that point (likely late February), I will stop working and take my unused vacation until it is used up. I estimate that should be mid-April. So, if you need an exact date for your purposes, feel free to use April 15th.

Best wishes.
Andy

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby NoRoboGuy » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:08 pm

Retiring Feb 28, 2015 from regular work, but I expect I will dabble in projects whenever I feel like it.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:10 pm

Class of 2015 as of 30 December 2014: <-- replaced with a later list.
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28 Feb - louis c <-- Welcome to the Class!
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Currently, 14 class members.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:08 pm

Class of 2015 as of 04 January 2015: : <-- replaced with a later list.

Have graduated:
01 Jan - m139115 (56) <-- Congratulations!

Currently, 14 class members.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby MidMNtom » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:24 pm

Hey everyone!
I finally got off the side lines after perusing the site for a few years. Investing/finance has been a long term hobby/interest for a very log time. Well, today was my first day of retirement from MEGA Corp after 38 years in the legal industry (not an Atty.) This retirement date was not of my choosing, but at 60 yo, I was given a nice severance package to go early. I wanted to work a few more years, but I've had a very nice run.
Thankfully, I had pretty much followed the BH theory except for managed funds and investment adviser for many years. After reading most all of the recommended BH books and following your site script, we got to our number in spite of ourselves....

A special thank you to all you contributors and volunteers. I feel I know so many of you already.

I'll be posting more in the near future,

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:36 am

Class of 2015 as of 06 January 2015: <-- replaced with a later list.
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xx Jul - laughlinlvr <-- Welcome to the Class
18 Dec - cinghiale <-- Welcome to the Class

Have graduated:
05 Jan - MidMNtom (60) <-- Welcome to the Forum and Congratulations with Retirement!

Currently, 17 class members.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby laughlinlvr » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:03 am

Probably in the second half of 2015. Hope to transition from full-time employment to construction claims on a consulting basis.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby cinghiale » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:23 am

Victoria,
I was wondering if you would host a "Class of 2015" thread. Thanks for initiating it.

I wish to be inscribed. My letter of retirement will say December 31, but I already have Friday, December 18 circled on my 2015 calendar.

This will be the sweet spot. I will be old enough to stay with work-sponsored health insurance, but only just so. I can't think of any good reason to cope with the job-related stress one month longer than necessary. That's the push. A great quote on a related thread ("Retiring early") captures the "pull." Toons wrote:
After reading the article a couple of times,This paragraph just kept grabbing my attention. :happy
"I can honestly say I haven't been bored for one minute in the last 20 years. The ultimate luxury is not having anything you have to do, or anyone you have to report to. Essentially, I'm able to do whatever interests me at the moment, 100% of the time."

It's already a source of great contentment to be thinking in terms of months rather than years for embracing such a perspective.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:00 pm

laughlinlvr wrote:Probably in the second half of 2015. Hope to transition from full-time employment to construction claims on a consulting basis.


I added you to the 6 Jan 2015 list above. When you know the exact date please let me know.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:04 pm

cinghiale wrote:Victoria,
I was wondering if you would host a "Class of 2015" thread. Thanks for initiating it.

I wish to be inscribed. My letter of retirement will say December 31, but I already have Friday, December 18 circled on my 2015 calendar.

This will be the sweet spot. I will be old enough to stay with work-sponsored health insurance, but only just so. I can't think of any good reason to cope with the job-related stress one month longer than necessary. That's the push. A great quote on a related thread ("Retiring early") captures the "pull." Toons wrote:
After reading the article a couple of times,This paragraph just kept grabbing my attention. :happy
"I can honestly say I haven't been bored for one minute in the last 20 years. The ultimate luxury is not having anything you have to do, or anyone you have to report to. Essentially, I'm able to do whatever interests me at the moment, 100% of the time."

It's already a source of great contentment to be thinking in terms of months rather than years for embracing such a perspective.


cinghiale,

Congratulations with joining the Class of 2015 and reducing your wait to months. I am very happy for you.

Retiring is a big and an unnerving step, but retirement is wonderful. I am sure you will be successful in it.

Looking forward to hearing about your progress and adventures,
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:03 am

This is a reminder that the registration for the Retirement Class of 2015 is open.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Alice Ranch » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:27 am

Just received my medicare card so count me in. Took buyout in late 2011 and never looked back. Many thanks to Mr Bogle and Bogleheads for financial education and moral support. Cheers!

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Postby VictoriaF » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:36 pm

Alice Ranch wrote:Just received my medicare card so count me in. Took buyout in late 2011 and never looked back. Many thanks to Mr Bogle and Bogleheads for financial education and moral support. Cheers!


Hi Alice,

Based on what you wrote, you are in the Retirement Class of 2011. You were a senior when this class members were not even freshmen. Congratulations!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

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VictoriaF wrote:
Alice Ranch wrote:Just received my medicare card so count me in. Took buyout in late 2011 and never looked back. Many thanks to Mr Bogle and Bogleheads for financial education and moral support. Cheers!


Hi Alice,

Based on what you wrote, you are in the Retirement Class of 2011. You were a senior when this class members were not even freshmen. Congratulations!

Victoria

I guess I am in the class of 2003 ( I retired on 12/31/2003.)
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:13 pm

chaz wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
Alice Ranch wrote:Just received my medicare card so count me in. Took buyout in late 2011 and never looked back. Many thanks to Mr Bogle and Bogleheads for financial education and moral support. Cheers!


Hi Alice,

Based on what you wrote, you are in the Retirement Class of 2011. You were a senior when this class members were not even freshmen. Congratulations!

Victoria

I guess I am in the class of 2003 ( I retired on 12/31/2003.)


Yes, you are. With your tenure in retirement, you can mentor the new graduates about the retirement life.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

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VictoriaF wrote:
chaz wrote:
VictoriaF wrote:
Alice Ranch wrote:Just received my medicare card so count me in. Took buyout in late 2011 and never looked back. Many thanks to Mr Bogle and Bogleheads for financial education and moral support. Cheers!


Hi Alice,

Based on what you wrote, you are in the Retirement Class of 2011. You were a senior when this class members were not even freshmen. Congratulations!

Victoria

I guess I am in the class of 2003 ( I retired on 12/31/2003.)


Yes, you are. With your tenure in retirement, you can mentor the new graduates about the retirement life.

Victoria

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby obgyn65 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:44 pm

Please include my name for 2015. Thanks.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby gougmonk » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:24 pm

February 1 2015 after being on vacation since 18 October 2014. Will be getting my VG four fund program funded and operational next week. Traveling this week.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:53 am

Class of 2015 as of 07 February 2015: <-- replaced with the 08 February 2015 list
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Currently, 21 class members.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby Snapper » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:45 am

Congrats and good luck to all in the class of 2015. I am shooting for December 31. May actually burn vacation for a couple of months before then. My kids are screaming I am too young and are even getting Grandkids to lobby me to keep working. I think it makes them feel old. I will be 68 so no problem with too young.
There is also the dreaded thought that I could work a few more years and pile up more money, but I suspect in a few years I would have the same thought. I have yet to tell the company I am leaving but did tell them to put me in a spare office when the office moves so they eventually can transition to a new person. I will drop the other shoe in a few months. I will give them plenty of time to replace and run parallel.
Interesting how so many people have thoughts about work for me when I retire. They give me a blank look when I tell them I am retiring because I no longer want to work.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby VictoriaF » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:51 am

Snapper wrote:Congrats and good luck to all in the class of 2015. I am shooting for December 31. May actually burn vacation for a couple of months before then. My kids are screaming I am too young and are even getting Grandkids to lobby me to keep working. I think it makes them feel old. I will be 68 so no problem with too young.


Hi Snapper,

I added you to the list; welcome to the Class! My response to "being too young to retire" is that I want to enjoy my freedom while I am young.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby island » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:23 pm

VictoriaF wrote:Class of 2015 as of 07 February 2015:
xx xxx - obgyn65 <-- Welcome to the Class (date?)
28 Feb - Jim85
28 Feb - louis c
31 Mar - Philliefan33
15 Apr - Wagnerjb
01 Apr - Rob54keep (60)
12 May - Girino
30 Jun - beltonr
xx Jul - laughlinlvr
30 Sep - midmoder
18 Dec - cinghiale
31 Dec - Nearing_Destination
31 Dec - Snapper (68) <-- Welcome to the Class


Have graduated:
01 Jan - m139115 (56)
05 Jan - MidMNtom (60)
15 Jan - Greenie (63)
30 Jan - VTXVX (51)
31 Jan - dpc
31 Jan - zzcooper123
01 Feb - gougmonk <-- Welcome to the Class

Currently, 20 class members.

Victoria


Best Wishes to thr Class of 2015! 🎓🎉 :sharebeer

I get a kick out of the retirement roll call threads. Not there myself yet and not pining away for it yet, fortunately, but was wondering how you all decided on your specific date.

I figured when the time came and if it was up to me rather than imposed on me, I'd just finish out the year and retire Dec 31 (year whatever) like some of you, but how about the others?

Are the random dates based on passing a years of service or birthdate milestone, finishing up a project, training or waiting for a new employee to replace you, using up vacation, just can't take it anymore, or some other consideration?

Just curious. Thanks.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2015!

Postby The Wizard » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:52 pm

To answer island's question, picking a specific date depends a lot on your individual circumstances.
I worked as an engineer with assorted ups and downs of various projects. Original plan was to retire October, 2012, but too much interesting work going on that fall so I put it off.
But by January following, I felt it was time, so I handed in my four weeks notice in early February and walked out for last time as fulltime employee on Friday, March 8th...
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