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    Well, it's time to go home. I retire next month

    It's been a long ride, 35 yrs with this company. I had planned on retiring next June. The company is cutting the G&A budget so they offered a voluntary severance package and I accepted it. They offered three weeks of pay for every yr of service but they capped it at 52 wks, shucks...
    It looks like I will be able to escape Houston around the first week of September. I'll be able to go back to a simpler life in the farm community I live in, in the middle of nowhere.
    I still plan to work some as a consultant but from home. I've got a couple of companies wanting my services now.
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    Congrats, sounds like a win!

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    Welcome to gezzerdom!!

    Find something to do trust me being home every day blows.

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    This^^^^^^^^^

    That's why I load, cast or otherwise putter in my shed short periods at a time.....
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    This^^^^^^^^^

    That's why I load, cast or otherwise putter in my shed short periods at a time.....
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    Congratulations!-- I got a similar deal for retirement and never looked back-- Its like becoming a free agent in sports-- you can always take on anything interesting that comes your way, but you don't have to.
    Hick: Iron sights!

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    Congrats! Anyone who can complete one career and start a second - part time, on their own terms - has made some pretty good choices along the way.
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    I've tried retirement........ think it's 4 times now?Haha.Get bored go back to work,and it's not about the lack of money.Money yes,but that's just to support my rifle addiction.

    My best advice is try to get on a schedule of part time $$gigs with plenty of time to develop your retirement interests.Best of luck.Naps are the best part,haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shopdog View Post
    I've tried retirement........ think it's 4 times now?Haha.Get bored go back to work,and it's not about the lack of money.Money yes,but that's just to support my rifle addiction.

    My best advice is try to get on a schedule of part time $$gigs with plenty of time to develop your retirement interests.Best of luck.Naps are the best part,haha.
    I have a lot of experience in rotating equipment, the big stuff you find offshore. I have a couple companies that want me to go oversee overhauls, inspections, etc on land in my area. I believe that I'll have the opportunity to work as much as I want making more money and work when I want to. I can ease into full retirement when I choose. The best part is "I'LL BE HOME."
    I talked to a company that I've been doing business with for around 25 yrs about adding me to their insurance. Yes, I could get insurance on my own but I have to go through a company that has master service agreements with these offshore operators.
    I'm thinking about doing this for maybe three yrs, I'm not sure. It doesn't matter any more. I'll be free to do as I please.
    It's really not about money. I can retire comfortably now. I'm just one of those guys who needs something to do from time to time. I may not make even a yr working as a consultant but I'll shut it down when the time is right for me.
    LOL, it will be a big title change from Maintenance Mgr of North America to Rotating Equipment Specialist.
    I will have a load off my shoulders with a lot less responsibility and stress.
    If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.
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    I've been retired for 4 years and didn't realize how stressful my job was until I actually left. I miss the folks I worked with but leaving when I did was the right thing for me.
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    DownSouth: I love retirement. I'm busy from the time I wake up until I'm too tired to go anymore. How people have time to work I just don't know. It's just that now I do what I want to do not what someone else wants done. I hope you enjoy retirement as much as I do. Good luck. Gp

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    Gosh, i'm 10 years away and wish I could retire now. Just don't like the direction my vocation has taken. Best of luck to you and I am jealous.

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    Hi...
    My retirement became official the first of July.
    I don't miss the workplace one bit.
    I am already at the point that I am wondering how I ever had time for a job.
    Not really interested in any part time jobs, either.
    My responsibilities at home are raising two Labrador Retrievers and acting as job site supervisor for about half a dozen remodelling projects my wife and I have contracted to be done here at the estate.

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    I've got a couple of companies that still depend on me to do some work for them but not as much as I used to. I still stay pretty busy catching up on some projects that have waited too long

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    I'm looking at rolling out next August at 62. I'm really tired of the place I work, I like most of the people but working for Walmart is getting old. I don't like the direction they seem to be heading. I substitute teach at the local vocational school and they keep me plenty busy and I intend to continue doing that. I'll probably find something part time just so I don't get bored out of my mind. Down South, good luck in your retirement.

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    I got out of the rat race 6 years ago. don't miss it one bit.

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    Congratulations on a well earned retirement!

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    Congrats
    when the dust settles and the smoke clears all that matters is I hear the words " well done my good and faithfully servant "

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    Outstanding Sir.Enjoy.Just remember the words of my dear ol dad."Beware the golden years,they might just be brass plated pot metal".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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    Congratulations and enjoy the slow down!! So is LA going to be home?
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