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Posts: 4698 | Location: Livingston County Michigan USA | Registered: August 11, 2002Report This Post
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I feel ya, brother.

I wasn't eligible for my first SS check until December, but I just couldn't hold out any longer.

Turned in my keys the end of October and made up the difference out of savings until December.

Definitely one of the Top 5 Best Decisions I ever made.
 
Posts: 9660 | Location: Downeast Maine | Registered: March 10, 2010Report This Post
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I felt the same way. Getting out of work when I did was the best decision I ever made.
 
Posts: 784 | Location: NW Fl | Registered: August 09, 2010Report This Post
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My wife and I retired on the same day in April 2015. We were both 65. We stay busy and absolutely love our lifestyle. Well worth the wait.
Mike



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Posts: 1060 | Location: Kalispell Montana & South for the Winter | Registered: December 24, 2013Report This Post
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If it weren't for an unexpected brain injury I'd still be working. Even with my 26yrs I still enjoyed my job a lot, great pay, great benefits and good friends. I hated to leave but couldn't fulfill my duties afterwards. I really miss working and would go back in a heartbeat if I could Frown

Congrats on your retirement! I was planning on mine but plans change. Retirement is a welcome goal, enjoy yours and may good health and happiness serve you well.


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Oh, I'm going to work but part time. One I'm at part time now (not my full time one), a LGS on a call in basis and two others I know would like to have me manage their Ebay sales.

Someone here previously told me I would know when it's time, well I know now.
 
Posts: 4698 | Location: Livingston County Michigan USA | Registered: August 11, 2002Report This Post
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Oh, I'm going to work but part time. One I'm at part time now (not my full time one), a LGS on a call in basis and two others I know would like to have me manage their Ebay sales.

Someone here previously told me I would know when it's time, well I know now.


I feel like it's time now... But I have 23 more years


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I turn 65 next month. I'll take the slight penalty instead of waiting another year. Worked since I was 15 at various part time jobs while in high school. My full time vocation for just short of 47 years as of now. Been in grunt positions, supervisory positions, just tired.

Earlier post acidjazz posted about his illness and dreading calling into his supervisor to get a guilt trip as a response how short handed they are at work. I've had that crap handed to me for years and I don't take it anymore. Two weeks ago I left work abruptly to take my wife to an Urgent Care, flulike symptoms. I walked into my supervisors office and said "I'm gone". Monday this week she woke up at 4 A.M. with abdominal pains. Off to the E.R., I texted him at 0530 with "In E.R., be there when I get there", that's the way it goes IMO. She is more important to me than a job. That's my story and I'm sticking to it as the old saying goes.

Take one for the troops is not my outlook anymore.
 
Posts: 4698 | Location: Livingston County Michigan USA | Registered: August 11, 2002Report This Post
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I have retired six times so far.


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Oh, I'm going to work but part time. One I'm at part time now (not my full time one), a LGS on a call in basis and two others I know would like to have me manage their Ebay sales.

Someone here previously told me I would know when it's time, well I know now.


I feel like it's time now... But I have 23 more years


Frown 30 here



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Posts: 9956 | Location: Loudoun County, Virginia | Registered: December 27, 2014Report This Post
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358 days, 10 hrs and 51 minutes. Mark.


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Posts: 1644 | Location: Southern Tennessee | Registered: February 10, 2007Report This Post
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Get out while you can. Congress is in session spending our money as fast as they can.

Besides, SS is the world's largest Ponzi scheme. Who knows when the young ones will recognize that and refuse to play.

RMD




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Posts: 18619 | Location: L.A. - Lower Alabama | Registered: April 06, 2008Report This Post
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83 days to go!


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Posts: 6665 | Location: Northern Virginia | Registered: November 04, 2005Report This Post
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I've been retired for exactly 7 days and I miss work. I am trusting my retired friends that it will get better, but in the meantime I applied for a very p.t. Job.

I need $ to keep up with the other ammoholics
 
Posts: 554 | Registered: December 30, 2007Report This Post
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26.
That's the magic number.
26 long, long months.
Now if a lottery ticket comes in a winner that number could shift to ZERO.




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Posts: 1641 | Location: Chandler, AZ | Registered: June 30, 2010Report This Post
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I retired at 52. I was not going to do that, but hurt my back in an accident at work(not my fault).
We were in a 40' JLG lift and the guy driving, drove into a trough while we were up 40 ft. We crashed into a steel beam, which luckily kept us from going clear to the ground. But the company forced me to return to work before my back had healed enough. I had three badly pinched nerves and bulged disks.
Every day after coming back, I had so much pain in my back, I could barely walk out to my car.
I did not medically retire, I had been there since I was just 19.


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Posts: 1587 | Location: Ohio | Registered: December 18, 2014Report This Post
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I retired at 66 from a job I loved. Spent a year working around the house, my wife was still working, then went back to my old job as a consultant and fill-in anywhere guy. After 18 months I had to have back surgery so I called it quits. Now, the wife has retired so we take care of each other and do volunteer work.
 
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Awesome! Good for you brother.

... Damn, I've got 12 yrs & 2 months to go
 
Posts: 258 | Location: Northern VA | Registered: December 16, 2012Report This Post
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I've never worked a 40 hour per week job since 1970. It's been a good run, only twice have I had to leave a employer not by my choice and both times the dealerships closed. Survived so many downturns and recessions unscathed without a layoff. But there comes a time where enough is enough. I want to enjoy my life now with my wife, for so many years for various reasons vacations were spent at home.

My father died young,cancer,at 53 in 1967. My mother, one week shy of her 71st birthday in 1998,after a series of strokes and heart attacks dating to 1974. She passed while I was in the hospital, about the time on day one in the hospital when a cath attempt was made on me. Day two I received a triple bypass.

I get a maximum of two weeks vacation, additional unpaid time is impossible. I spend most of my vacation time recuperating from work and then doing projects. My first week last year was spent repairing the deck, painting trim and powerwashing the siding. Last room I painted, took two weekends to get it done. Never stained the deck on the second vacation. Due to inventory and other's vacations I was not able to take anymore time off until the middle of September,by then the weather had gone to hell with rain most every day I was off.

Got a project car to make driveable, a friend gave me a mid 60's motorcycle to restore, have to go to the left coast to retrieve it. So I have a lot ahead plus a new grandson to spend some time with. Another thing, I never got to know my grandfathers, neither did my wife get to know hers. I would like to break that cycle if I can.
 
Posts: 4698 | Location: Livingston County Michigan USA | Registered: August 11, 2002Report This Post
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I am thinking of heading out in Nov when I'm 62, taking the early SSN but alot will depend on what they can do with O-Care. I've been at my job for 25 years! (Hard to believe) but it pays well, gives me a chance to put some more money away, and is only a few mins from my house. My wife is a bit older than I and if we want some years of good, quality time together I really should go but may wait till about 63 - 64, definitely not my 66 and 1/2 years, that I'm not gonna do. Lots of things to think about over the next several months.






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