Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by mrc » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:12 am

InvestorThom wrote:It seems people on here are giving considerable notice to their employer when they decide to retire, i.e., months.

A guess a lot has to do with the amount of respect you have for your employer, co-workers and the amount of transition that is required.

I'm curious how folks think about the timing of giving notice.

Thanks.
Depends on the situation. If two to four weeks (depending on level) is the norm, that can change if one wanted to give a group they really know and care about more time to replace you. OTOH, if you may be shown the door that day ...
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Church Lady » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:36 pm

I have retired after 35 years of Megacorp, and after 42 years in the work force. Yippie!

My retirement age is 59. I will be 59 1/2 by the end of 2017.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by MichaelRpdx » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:27 pm

InvestorThom wrote:It seems people on here are giving considerable notice to their employer when they decide to retire, i.e., months.

A guess a lot has to do with the amount of respect you have for your employer, co-workers and the amount of transition that is required.

I'm curious how folks think about the timing of giving notice.

Thanks.
I didn't want to put my co-workers in a bind, so I gave lots of notice.
Retirement is just a form of quitting. The notice window is very personal.

Details:
First raised the subject with my boss on March 23. In early May notified him it would be this year. In June gave the formal stake in the ground date of September 15. This enabled him to start the process of hiring a replacement. Final approval for replacement hire came through in early August, my replacement started on September 6. I declined a request to continue into October. "I'm committed to my date."

Three months of formal notice, nearly five of informal notice. My last boss was a great guy. His two predecessors would have gotten two months max.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Gort » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:07 pm

Retired today!!!! Age 64. Worked full-time for the past 36 years then slowly eased into today's retirement by working part-time in my job for the past 2 years. Much to do and see in the world now!!!!!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Miriam2 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:37 pm

Church Lady wrote:I have retired after 35 years of Megacorp, and after 42 years in the work force. Yippie!
Congratulations Church Lady!! You're added to THE LIST. Please provide date and age :mrgreen: if you're so inclined.

After 35 years of Megacorp and 42 years in the work force, enjoy your well-deserved retirement. And what will you do??

Actually, we know what you'll do: BLEND 8-)

For those who missed the other thread, Church Lady is an active blender - she's the Smoothie Queen, the Blender Queen - she just throws anything she has in the frig - I mean anything, lettuce, parsley, anything green (but NO raw chard), tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, okra :annoyed carrots, squash, pumpkin, radishes, celery, avocados, ginger roots, beets, cranberries with impunity, pecans, sunflower seeds, cashews (but NO toasted almonds), spice it up with cilantro, basil, mint, garlic and onion - and who knows, maybe even left-over Chinese food - add milk but no beer :annoyed - she just plops it all into her blender, pushes "high" and whoooosh!! blends everything into, well, some kind of concoction :shock: :shock: :beer

Her motto - Drink your greens! :D

Church Lady, here's an idea :idea: why don't you use livesoft's recipe of adding Dr. Pepper to your smoothie concoction and doing crunches with barbells in between sips - and you'll have awesome abs like livesoft 8-) :
livesoft wrote:
I want to report that oatmeal has given me awesome abs. The trick is not to use a rice cooker, but to cook oatmeal in a microwave using the following procedure:

1. Measure 1/2 c oatmeal, 1/2 c Dr Pepper, 1/2 c water into a large glass microwave-proof bowl and set aside.
2. Go do 25 crunches with barbells in each hand held near your ears.
3. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat on high for 1 minute.
4. While 3 is happening, go do another 25 crunches with barbells.
5. Open microwave and stir oatmeal, then heat on high for another minute.
6. Another set of crunches.
7. Open microwave and stir oatmeal, then heat on high for 30 - 45 seconds.
8. Another set of crunches.
9. Remove oatmeal in bowl from microwave, stir and set aside as it is too hot to eat.
10. Another set of crunches.
11. Check temperature of oatmeal, if too hot, then switch to straight leg lifts (25 in a set, no touching the floor).
12. Repeat step 11 until you can eat the oatmeal.
:D :D

Putting aside that suggestion, Church Lady we're looking forward to your many financial (and culinary) contributions to our forum in your retirement :D

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Miriam2 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:46 pm

Gort wrote:Retired today!!!! Age 64. Worked full-time for the past 36 years then slowly eased into today's retirement by working part-time in my job for the past 2 years. Much to do and see in the world now!!!!!
Way to go Gort!! Welcome to the Retirement Roll Call 8-)

Gort takes the award as The Most Senior Boglehead in this retirement class, having joined the Boglehead forum in March 2007, less than a month after the forum began. :beer

Being an alien robot who arrived in a spaceship on The Day the Earth Stood Still, Gort started out reserved. His first post was "Test."
Another early post was "Klaatu barada nikto."

He then got the hang of the Boglehead philosophy and began buying up .32 cent Forever stamps from the post office as a good investment to use, well, forever :wink: . The value of his investment in stamps went up, just like the stock market. Gort was described as an awesome eight-foot robot with the power to evaporate anything he targets with his laser-like vision :D Truly an awesome Boglehead 8-)

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He has now targeted his employment and evaporated his job. Klaatu barada nikto!!

So what does an awesome eight-foot robot do when he retires??

Well, this could pose problems. One can only imagine Gort on a senior citizen cruise through the Caribbean, squished into an RV touring the National Parks, lumbering along the Champs-Elysees or through the Louvre or Buckingham Palace, hiking up to Machu Picchu, or sunbathing on the beaches of Hawaii, and the list could go on.

On the other hand, Gort says he has exciting plans ahead - "much to do and see in the world now!!!!" Gort, we wish you good luck on the open road ahead of you with the wind at your back :happy (and careful with the laser)
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Gort » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:25 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Gort wrote:Retired today!!!! Age 64. Worked full-time for the past 36 years then slowly eased into today's retirement by working part-time in my job for the past 2 years. Much to do and see in the world now!!!!!
Way to go Gort!! Welcome to the Retirement Roll Call 8-)

Gort takes the award as The Most Senior Boglehead in this retirement class, having joined the Boglehead forum in March 2007, less than a month after the forum began. :beer

Being an alien robot who arrived in a spaceship on The Day the Earth Stood Still, Gort started out reserved. His first post was "Test."
Another early post was "Klaatu barada nikto."

He then got the hang of the Boglehead philosophy and began buying up .32 cent Forever stamps from the post office as a good investment to use, well, forever :wink: . The value of his investment in stamps went up, just like the stock market. Gort was described as an awesome eight-foot robot with the power to evaporate anything he targets with his laser-like vision :D Truly an awesome Boglehead 8-)

Image

He has now targeted his employment and evaporated his job. Klaatu barada nikto!!

So what does an awesome eight-foot robot do when he retires??

Well, this could pose problems. One can only imagine Gort on a senior citizen cruise through the Caribbean, squished into an RV touring the National Parks, lumbering along the Champs-Elysees or through the Louvre or Buckingham Palace, hiking up to Machu Picchu, or sunbathing on the beaches of Hawaii, and the list could go on.

On the other hand, Gort says he has exciting plans ahead - "much to do and see in the world now!!!!" Gort, we wish you good luck on the open road ahead of you with the wind at your back :happy (and careful with the laser)
:sharebeer

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Geronkas » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:03 pm

I will be retired from the US army after 21 years of service. It has been a wonderful and challenging time. But it is time to hang it up. My last day will be sometime in December. I do not know what the future holds, but I am optimistic. Thank you Bogleheads for helping to prepare me and my DW for this new chapter.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Miriam2 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm

Geronkas wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:03 pm
I will be retired from the US army after 21 years of service. It has been a wonderful and challenging time. But it is time to hang it up. My last day will be sometime in December. I do not know what the future holds, but I am optimistic. Thank you Bogleheads for helping to prepare me and my DW for this new chapter.

Geronkas
Congratulations Geronkas and welcome to this outstanding Retirement Class!

We truly appreciate your service to our country :happy 8-)

But yes, time to hang it up and move on to new adventures. Please let us know what the future holds.

However, If you ever get lonely for the good old army days, the Boglehead forum can help you out - just turn up your speakers and click HERE :D

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by SimplicityNow » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:03 am

Glad to say I will soon be joining the club. Almost 37 years in my field and almost 32 years at my present employer.

Notified them this past week that I will be leaving mid October. It also gives me some time to train my replacement.

I don't know if it was providence or coincidence but I will be celebrating my first day of retirement at this year's Boglehead Conference.

Looking forward to my retirement, the conference and being able to thank Mr. Bogle and the Bogleheads personally for helping me to get there.

Congrats to my fellow retirees.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by mrc » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:57 am

SimplicityNow wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:03 am
...
I don't know if it was providence or coincidence but I will be celebrating my first day of retirement at this year's Boglehead Conference.
Now that's a great story! Congratulations!
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:58 pm

SimplicityNow wrote: Glad to say I will soon be joining the club. Almost 37 years in my field and almost 32 years at my present employer.

Notified them this past week that I will be leaving mid October. It also gives me some time to train my replacement.

I don't know if it was providence or coincidence but I will be celebrating my first day of retirement at this year's Boglehead Conference.

Looking forward to my retirement, the conference and being able to thank Mr. Bogle and the Bogleheads personally for helping me to get there.

Congrats to my fellow retirees.
Welcome to the class SimplicityNow!!
After working 37 years in your field and 32 years at your present employer you have truly earned your retirement :D

You can't train your replacement, can't be done - you're irreplaceable 8-)

Watch out or they'll put you back to work at the Boglehead Conference :P

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by MandyT » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:34 pm

MandyT wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:01 pm
I'm currently clearing out my office; there is some space for emeritus faculty so I'm going to move a few things and keep them in there. Aside from that, I'll have two or three hours of committee-related work to do in July, then I'll be done. I'm not sure I'll really feel retired, though, until closer to the start of the fall semester.
Just checking back in now that I'm "officially officially" retired (as of September 1). So far, I really like it. :sharebeer

I had originally planned to move to a nearby large city in July, but, after looking at some apartments and discovering issues that had not been apparent from my online search, I decided that there was really no hurry to move, so I renewed my lease for another year. If I get bored or tired of driving back and forth for events, I can always move next summer. That will give me time to sort through my belongings and decide what needs to come with me, rather than moving everything and sorting later. After spending one's life choosing between one school or another or one job or another, it was kind of an epiphany to realize that I could move now or...whenever.

I'm going to treat the next 4 to 6 months as the sabbatical I never got to take. By then, I think I'll be ready to think about what I want to be when I grow up. :D

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by MichaelRpdx » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Today is the first full day of retirement.
Glad to join all of you.
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by mrc » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:21 am

MichaelRpdx wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Today is the first full day of retirement.
Glad to join all of you.
Welcome aboard!
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by SimplicityNow » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:17 am

MichaelRpdx wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Today is the first full day of retirement.
Glad to join all of you.
Congrats!

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by MisterBill » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:12 pm

I retired as of 9/1 (just found this thread). I'll be 62 in November and had intended to work for another 3 years but a situation at work made retiring a better option than staying (or trying to stay). I looked at my financial situation and fortunately retirement was an option that we could afford to do. I worked for my last employer for 29 years and my previous (also my first) employer for 11, so after 40 years I figured I was entitled to stop working, and now my working won't get in the way of our travel plans :). My biggest concern is healthcare (as I'm sure it is for many). Because of the way I left my job, I have a year of subsidized medical insurance. After that, I can get another 6 months at COBRA rates, or I can start using my employer's retiree medical plans, which seem to be very overpriced (more expensive and worse than staying on at COBRA rates for the extra 6 months). I do have $45k in credits towards their medical coverage (they funded this when they got rid of lifetime retiree medical many years ago), which I can use now, or I can buy insurance elsewhere and wait until I'm 65 and use the money for their (hopefully) more reasonably priced Medicare supplement plans.

I've started collecting my pension as of October 1st (I was too late on the paperwork to get it on September 1st, plus I hadn't decided on the lump sum vs. annuity choice, documented in another thread here). It's not as generous as it would have had the company stopped contributing to it many years ago, but it's something. I have a 401k from this job and 403b from the previous one but will live off my taxable assets for now and hold off withdrawing from them for the moment, although I might before 70 once I get a handle on my tax situation.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by WoodSpinner » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:55 pm

All,

Looks like I am joining the class. Put my papers in yesterday and will finish up in December.

39 Business days left ....

Excited and nervous at the same time.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Miriam2 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:12 pm

With luck, no more hurricanes :annoyed and we can have our Wild Retirement Class of 2017 Party!! :sharebeer

Here is the updated Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

We now have 40 WILDLY happy graduates 8-) :D

Already graduated - congratulations!! :beer
01 Jan - MichaelM (63.5)
03 Jan - oldcomputerguy
04 Jan - bcboy57 (66)
30 Jan - Tom1320 (54)
31 Jan - Lance
__ Jan - quantAndHold
__ Jan - lostdog (41)
__ Jan - Sandtrap
08 Feb - mrc
28 Feb - munemaker
01 Mar - Johnora
03 Mar - LadyIJ
17 Mar - Mlm (62)
31 Mar - galectin
01 Apr - iceport (55)
01 Apr - Whiggish Boffin
28 Apr - akblizzard
30 Apr - Treeman16 (66)
__ Apr - vg55
01 May - Dday123 (54)
12 May - 50ismygoal (50)
19 May - boglefannyc
15 Jun - sil2017
15 Jun - rick2427 (57)
05 Jul - Just sayin
07 Jul - bikechuck
07 Jul - Theseus (50)
11 Jul - 1year23 (59)
14 Jul - chw
31 Jul - peregrine
31 Jul - r60rider
31 Jul - Gort (64) <== Welcome to the Class!! :D
__ Jul - Church Lady (59) <== Welcome to the Class! :D
01 Aug - SR II
01 Sep - MandyT
01 Sep - MisterBill (61) <== Welcome to the Class!! :D
30 Sep - Tracyfaa (56)
15 Sep - MichaelRpdx
01 Oct - mcblum
01 Oct - STINGRAY75 (60)

Graduating as soon as they can - and not a minute later :P
__ Oct - SimplicityNow <== Welcome to the Class!! :D
01 Dec - dratkinson
15 Dec - WoodSpinner
31 Dec - SHL (62)
__ Dec - Geronkas <== Welcome to the Class!! :D
__ ___ Riverstwo (58)
__ ___ Tycoon
__ ___ songman52
__ ___ Ashley1748
__ ___ rennale (67)
__ ___ WolfgangPauli (55)

In perpetual perambulation :happy
TheTimeLord (class of 2014/2015/2016/2017/2018 . . to infinity and beyond! . .)

Let us know if you would like to be added to this VERY SPECIAL ROLL CALL 8-) 8-)

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Sandtrap » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:38 pm

Lieutenant.Columbo wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:35 am
Miriam2 wrote:
TheTimeLord wrote:
Lieutenant.Columbo wrote:3) focus on what you really really want to do once retired and realize that each month you delay retiring is one month less you'll be able to do what you really really want to do :happy
. . . On the other hand I realize I can't just do trips 24x7x365 in retirement either physically or financially so that leads me back to what do I do with my time when I am home and my friends are at work.

This is the key to TheTimeLord's quandary. I remember TheTimeLord's "Costco zombie" description :happy You need an engrossing at-home or not-at-work hobby, activity, project or perhaps your own part-time business to occupy your mind, body and soul when you finally punch out of the rat race.
that is what I was referring to with "what you really really want to do".
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(keeps coming up in bold. Can't fix it. Sorry)

I guess I'm in the Retirement Class of 2017.

Same dilemma as "TimeLord". :oops:
I love business. Been a businessman all my life. So, as I'm self-employed, the concept of "retirement" never entered my mind.
Yet, it seems folks on payroll and pensions have no problem with this thought.

"What" Is retirement?

DW grew up in a family and extended family of folks now retired with pensions. She loves retirement.
I grew up with business families where (culturally) nobody "retired".
So. . . . .
Do I finish liquidating and go "all in" at Vanguard and then open a small restaurant to have fun in retirement?
Do I switch from R/E to owning a laundromat and sweeping in the mornings, puttering?
Yet, as a senior, I'm no longer physically able to do so many of the simplest things that business requires so nix those ideas.

So, do I go slowly around the world pursuing photo journalism,
or play golf at all the classic historic courses around the world,
or take up fly fishing for crocodiles? :shock:

This is a fascinating actionable topic to ponder.

Costco zombie. :shock:
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Sandtrap » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:41 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:12 pm
With luck, no more hurricanes :annoyed and we can have our Wild Retirement Class of 2017 Party!! :sharebeer

Here is the updated Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

We now have 40 WILDLY happy graduates 8-) :D

Already graduated - congratulations!! :beer
01 Jan - MichaelM (63.5)
03 Jan - oldcomputerguy
04 Jan - bcboy57 (66)
30 Jan - Tom1320 (54)
31 Jan - Lance
__ Jan - quantAndHold
__ Jan - lostdog (41)
__ Jan - Sandtrap
08 Feb - mrc
28 Feb - munemaker
01 Mar - Johnora
03 Mar - LadyIJ
17 Mar - Mlm (62)
31 Mar - galectin
01 Apr - iceport (55)
01 Apr - Whiggish Boffin
28 Apr - akblizzard
30 Apr - Treeman16 (66)
__ Apr - vg55
01 May - Dday123 (54)
12 May - 50ismygoal (50)
19 May - boglefannyc
15 Jun - sil2017
15 Jun - rick2427 (57)
05 Jul - Just sayin
07 Jul - bikechuck
07 Jul - Theseus (50)
11 Jul - 1year23 (59)
14 Jul - chw
31 Jul - peregrine
31 Jul - r60rider
31 Jul - Gort (64) <== Welcome to the Class!! :D
__ Jul - Church Lady (59) <== Welcome to the Class! :D
01 Aug - SR II
01 Sep - MandyT
01 Sep - MisterBill (61) <== Welcome to the Class!! :D
30 Sep - Tracyfaa (56)
15 Sep - MichaelRpdx
01 Oct - mcblum
01 Oct - STINGRAY75 (60)

Graduating as soon as they can - and not a minute later :P
__ Oct - SimplicityNow <== Welcome to the Class!! :D
01 Dec - dratkinson
15 Dec - WoodSpinner
31 Dec - SHL (62)
__ Dec - Geronkas <== Welcome to the Class!! :D
__ ___ Riverstwo (58)
__ ___ Tycoon
__ ___ songman52
__ ___ Ashley1748
__ ___ rennale (67)
__ ___ WolfgangPauli (55)

In perpetual perambulation :happy
TheTimeLord (class of 2014/2015/2016/2017/2018 . . to infinity and beyond! . .)

Let us know if you would like to be added to this VERY SPECIAL ROLL CALL 8-) 8-)
Please edit my date to 01 Jan 2017
thanks
j
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by rennale » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:26 am

Another update. My last day at megacorp was 1st September. Whoo-hoo.

Now six weeks in and just treating life like a series of back-to-back weekends. I've decided to chill until the New Year to unwind and take stock (figurative, not literal). Then sort out something constructive to do.

It's amazing how old habits, such as getting up at 5:45, stick. Getting up at 7:00 makes me feel guilty. I guess I need more practice. :D

Hmm - when does the average retiree rise, I wonder?

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Miriam2 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:34 pm

rennale wrote: Hmm - when does the average retiree rise, I wonder?
Depends how late we are out all night :wink:

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by MichaelRpdx » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:25 pm

rennale wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:26 am
Hmm - when does the average retiree rise, I wonder?
In the morning or from the afternoon siesta? 8-)
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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Nicolas » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:15 am

InvestorThom wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:54 am
It seems people on here are giving considerable notice to their employer when they decide to retire, i.e., months.

A guess a lot has to do with the amount of respect you have for your employer, co-workers and the amount of transition that is required.

I'm curious how folks think about the timing of giving notice.

Thanks.
Our HR department said to give three months notice to get the pension set up, and etc. so that's the amount of notice I gave my boss.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Nicolas » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:20 am

rennale wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:26 am
Another update. My last day at megacorp was 1st September. Whoo-hoo.

Now six weeks in and just treating life like a series of back-to-back weekends. I've decided to chill until the New Year to unwind and take stock (figurative, not literal). Then sort out something constructive to do.

It's amazing how old habits, such as getting up at 5:45, stick. Getting up at 7:00 makes me feel guilty. I guess I need more practice. :D

Hmm - when does the average retiree rise, I wonder?
Myself, between 5 AM and 8 AM, no set time. Eighteen months in. You'll be surprised how quickly your old job will fade in your memory. My older brother told me that after awhile you'll forget you ever worked, and I'm finding it to be true. I worked for my last company 38 years. Right after retirement I used to dream about work pretty regularly, now even those dreams are fading away.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Sandman62 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:53 pm

You can add me to this class please. Official date is Dec. 1st. Backing off some vacation time, last day is Nov. 3rd! Can't wait! :happy

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Miriam2 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:01 pm

Sandman62 wrote: You can add me to this class please. Official date is Dec. 1st. Backing off some vacation time, last day is Nov. 3rd! Can't wait! :happy
You're in, Sandman62! Congratulations!
So what's on the retirement agenda :?:

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Sandtrap » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:21 pm

Nicolas wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:15 am
InvestorThom wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:54 am
It seems people on here are giving considerable notice to their employer when they decide to retire, i.e., months.

A guess a lot has to do with the amount of respect you have for your employer, co-workers and the amount of transition that is required.

I'm curious how folks think about the timing of giving notice.

Thanks.
Our HR department said to give three months notice to get the pension set up, and etc. so that's the amount of notice I gave my boss.
I've been telling my boss and the HR department for years that I was fed up and going to retire.

Finally my wife says, "You can do whatever the heck you want. . .stop yelling across the hall."

I'm a self-employed businessman. My wife's office is across from mine.
So that's how I gave notice to retire :shock:
Not a financial expert - just a retired businessman hacking out of a sand trap -- again.

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Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2017!

Post by Sandman62 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:02 pm

Miriam2 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Sandman62 wrote: You can add me to this class please. Official date is Dec. 1st. Backing off some vacation time, last day is Nov. 3rd! Can't wait! :happy
You're in, Sandman62! Congratulations!
So what's on the retirement agenda :?:
Thank you. More of a "loose plan" than an agenda, but here goes:
  • More social time with parents and other retired relatives and friends (though the list of retired friends will take a few years to catch up, seeing I'm only 55)
  • Weekly golf with my 80-year old dad and his best friend (and one of my brothers or my son when available)
  • Getting to go to the gym without having worked all day
  • Cycling the many nearby bike paths, some within 10 minutes, others within 30-60
  • Disc golf with one of my brothers who enjoys it
  • Maybe get a kayak
  • Playing my edrum kit a lot more and getting back into acoustic guitar beyond the extreme beginner level I explored over a decade ago. Probably jamming a bit with some friends, maybe even record a little
  • Several home/yard improvement and tidy-up/organizing projects
  • Transferring, organizing and editing decades of home video tapes and photos
  • Continuing to play in 15-30+ fantasy football leagues per year
  • Playing poker a couple times per month, usually home games, but also within an hour of two casinos
  • Maybe get back into volunteer coaching youth baseball
  • Maybe pickup bowling again
  • Maybe grow a vegetable garden
  • Maybe explore writing, blogging, photography, or painting (or not?)
  • Having spent my entire IT career at one insurance company, the last decade not doing much coding, maybe delve into smartphone app coding for a change of pace
  • More time with my wonderful (teacher) wife of 30 years during her time off. (She wants to work a few more years.) We're not big travelers, preferring a couple short trips per year and day trips over weeklong or longer ones. But we do have some places we'd like to see; so maybe annual or biannual trips too
  • Hopefully some grandkids in a few years (DD married last summer)
That should give me plenty of options for the first few years. I've never lacked for hobbies and interests, so I'll make the rest up as I go. :happy

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