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    Retirement

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    That makes me sMile every time I hear it!

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    April 25th.....a fortune cookie helped to seal the deal; "your years of hard work will soon be rewarded"
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    My retirement became official yesterday, April 11th. I'm outta there and there's no going back!

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    Sweeeeet!!!!
    Enjoy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICMECHANIC View Post
    I was planning on going this year. A few weeks ago received an email that the company is looking to downsize a little through Enhanced Retirement Package, for which I'm eligible. So, they don't want me anymore, and they are going to give me money to go away. Hmmm...Okay! Sent the papers in, waiting for THE DAY!
    Wait a minute! I know you and there is no way you are old enough to retire. Back to work you slacker.
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    Where I work, we accumulate 2% per year worked. I am amazed how people will give up a year of their life for few extra nickles & dimes in pension.

    Another aspect is that some who retire end up in a state of boredom. Now that is sad.

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    Well, it's been 3 months now, and to reiterate something I've heard in the past, how did I ever find time to work?
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    Here is another good line...

    During your final moments, I doubt you'll ever say, "gosh, I wish I would have made that meeting".

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    So true, I sure don't miss meetings! but some of those amongst us that don't like the idea of retirement actually relish those meetings & other stuff that goes with certain jobs & continue to work for a variety of reasons. Strange as it may seem to many of us (me!) they actually like having the meetings,hotel stays & other work a day stuff to organize their life around. I lack any compassion for going backwards in my life. Retirement is great!
    Yeh, I miss students but life goes on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICMECHANIC View Post
    Well, it's been 3 months now, and to reiterate something I've heard in the past, how did I ever find time to work?

    Amen Brother!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICMECHANIC View Post
    Well, it's been 3 months now, and to reiterate something I've heard in the past, how did I ever find time to work?
    Retirement is tough work, but someone must do it. Congrats!
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    95 days from today I'll be eligible to retire from my job as a correctional officer for the government of Ontario.
    The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter every day.
    Due to my current debt situation and with BMW coming out with a new water-cooled RT I'll most likely stay working for
    another 6 - 18 months (I'd like to retire at the start of summer so I can kick-off the next phase of life with a lengthy road trip)
    20 years of working with the dregs of society is a long time (my brother did it for 35 years). I figure another 1/2 to 1 1/2 years
    will be like a walk in the park. Debt-free with a new bike in the garage? Yes, please!
    It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it.

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    i will retire in April of 2014. i am in the planning stages of a solo tour around the USA.
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