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Old 06-10-2024, 08:16 AM
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Well, my last day will be Monday July 1st. I am 62 and 43 years with the same utility company been a good ride. Our company had a buyout, and I took it!! Can't wait to do I want and work on my Pontiacs.

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Everyday is the same, you donít know or care what day it is lol

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I retired 2/15/24. It was my 31st anniversary with the company. It's like living in a dream world! Best of luck to you! Enjoy!

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My last day of employment was May 31. At 71 I figured it was about time.

It's been a week of retirement so far, ain't bored yet.

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My last day of employment was May 31. At 71 I figured it was about time.

It's been a week of retirement so far, ain't bored yet.
Nice!

Everyone was telling me that, "I better have a plan", etc. I was gonna get bored, depressed. I told them that ain't me! I still feel like I don't get enough done. My lists are as long as ever. HA! I just don't get to go to work to rest up anymore. LOL!

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Personally, ,IMHO, retirement is not great for us mentally OR physically. I retired once after 20 years underground. Then got bored and spent 19 more years with Toyota. Retired again and got bored. Spent the last 10 years doing contract work for a regional convenience store chain. Still have time to push mow the yard twice a week, wash the cars twice a week. Those honey doo lists don't take long to knock out when you have 8-10 hours a day to work on them. To each. his own, I guess!!!!!

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One can make a list, but might get done tomorrow, LOL. Tomorrow may not come. Been almost a year since doing this and have NO regret's. Not sure how I did everything before. I guess it was just a little later than it is done now. More car stuff done now earlier. Seems we don't drive as much as when working and get to use that to put fuel in The 64. Yard looks a lot nicer than it has ever since buying the place 1989, so ya doing lots of yard work. But as we get older we have to look after Parents, or Family members more, may it be Cousin, Uncles Or other, but spending more time with Family is important as we only have that time once. Hey Bill what did you do at Toyota, was a Dealer Tech for 30 plus years.

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Practiced pre-retirement by working pt-remote just before covid. Well, went back to full time, yet remote. Retirement living is meant to be work on home, at home, and from home. Everyting in moderation.

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Lemans64, I worked in an assembly plant in Princeton, Indiana, a robots and machine automation tech. If the plant was 60 miles closer, I would still be there!! Cars and trucks are fantastic..

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Congrats!! I retired a few years ago at 60 in 2014...wait...what!?!?!? No way it's almost 10 yrs! Do WHAT you want, WHEN you want, it goes by faster every year!

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Finished my application for SS today, haven't worked since end of March...

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Lemans64, I worked in an assembly plant in Princeton, Indiana, a robots and machine automation tech. If the plant was 60 miles closer, I would still be there!! Cars and trucks are fantastic..

"Bill"!
Would probably still be at the Dealership if warranty paid better. LOL. Had enough of the Flat rate system. Other Tech's hiding from the Bad jobs and nobody in management wanted to do anything about it. Now on my own time. Loving it. Still busy, not sure how I went to work and dealth with all the other crap.

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My last day of employment was May 31. At 71 I figured it was about time.

It's been a week of retirement so far, ain't bored yet.
Congratulations Richard, you will love it! I retired totally last July, never a bored day, problem is, time is going by so fast it is starting to get scary!

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Would probably still be at the Dealership if warranty paid better. LOL. Had enough of the Flat rate system. Other Tech's hiding from the Bad jobs and nobody in management wanted to do anything about it. Now on my own time. Loving it. Still busy, not sure how I went to work and dealth with all the other crap.
Was a FR tech since1977. at 67 just took a hourly job, wow what a change! Retirement at 70 for me hopefully. Lemans64 congrats and enjoy

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Old 06-11-2024, 09:54 AM
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A friend of mine was retiring on a Friday, years ago. He said he was wondering what Monday was going to be like. Report from him later was "no problem!"

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Old 06-11-2024, 10:44 AM
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I turned 62 in February and originally thought I would quit in December of last year, but my boss asked me to stay on at 20 hrs with medical insurance provided. Then thought I would work through March. Well, March came and went and I am still working, but now eyeing July as a possible retirement point. Cobra or insurance on the open market is a huge dent in the budget and you could buy a very decent Pontiac every other year with the money spent for a married couple. Never really minded the work all that much, but the stupid day to day stuff coming down from the top is just maddening. I see people working for a single employer for 25, 30, or more years, but things have changed, and I now find employers are not loyal to employees, so why be the loyal employee?

I will toss out an observation - ever heard the phrase "go-go years, slow-go years, and no-go years"? Provided you can swing it, dont wait so long that you find yourself in the slow-go, or God forbid, the no-go situations. My folks are entering the no-go. I found hiking at a mile above sea level and being 50 lbs overweight a good reminder to maximize the go-go years.

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Old 06-11-2024, 11:22 AM
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Good advice there relic! True, health insurance, in my mind, is the biggest driver of retirement dates. In my case I kept working until at least my wife, who is younger, was eligible for Medicare.

Medicare , for us, has not been a serious issue except for drug costs. My wife has a tier 5 drug, Enbrel, which is costly. Coverage thru my past employer was a lot better in that regard.

Something to consider.

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Old 06-11-2024, 02:25 PM
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I have lived by, and told others for years, No matter how long you work for a company and how good friendships you have there, at the end you are JUST A NUMBER!!! I have been very lucky with the places I have worked. My saying is "make your vocation a vacation and you will always be on vacation"!!!!! And I have passed that along for many years.

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Congratulations on your upcoming retirement.

I have no advice other than to Enjoy The Hell Out Of It!!!

Except for a couple of very short stints (less than 6 months each) I have owned my own business for 42 years. I am not sure if I will ever completely retire, but my wife works for the Feds & when she retires in probably 2 years, I will cut back quite a bit. I just turned 62 a couple of days ago, but I still love what I do, so no urgency to stop.

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