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That made me smile :D. I'm going to give that a try! I haven't informed my employer yet but I work in school and have booked a cruise in term time for March 2019 so I guess that's my time! I'm 55. 3 weeks UAE, India and Singapore - can't wait.

 

I'm off to talk to Alexa now !

 

PS The answer was 291 days !!

 

If you are a glutton for punishment you can also ask her how many hours are left! :D:D:D:D

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That a great idea about the Alexa thing. I don’t have one asyet but am thinking about it. I hear it is really useful.

As for number of day’s I am currently on 371 and counting.

Jo42: That’s sounds like a great cruise you have lined up.We did something similar in 2015 ie Dubai – Muscat – Cochin (India) – Penang (Malaysia)and then Singapore. It was an awesome trip and one of the best we ever did. Thatwas on Quantum as she was re-positioning to China. Great trip and a great ship.

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I have 45 calendar days, but only 25 work days to go!

 

Wow,...well done. That's within touching distance !

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Well no more waffling! Retiring from the ER February 2, 2018!! But will be working an "as needed" position with an out patient program:D. Enough to keep me in a "spending funds" with a lot less wear and tear from 12 hour shifts in the ER. Its been a good run, but ready to slow down a bit:D

Well I returned from our "retirement cruise" and the "as needed" position turned into a regular part time position with benefits! Boss called me 2 days after return from cruise, I work from 9-3 Monday to Friday, Holidays off and a flexible "if you need to take some days off we can arrange it" Only caveat was no time off in July! So for now I am continuing to work, but if this position "stops being fun" I will re-retire!:D

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Well I returned from our "retirement cruise" and the "as needed" position turned into a regular part time position with benefits! Boss called me 2 days after return from cruise, I work from 9-3 Monday to Friday, Holidays off and a flexible "if you need to take some days off we can arrange it" Only caveat was no time off in July! So for now I am continuing to work, but if this position "stops being fun" I will re-retire!:D

Congratulations! That seems like a great compromise and the nice thing is you still have the option to leave! :)

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Well I returned from our "retirement cruise" and the "as needed" position turned into a regular part time position with benefits! Boss called me 2 days after return from cruise, I work from 9-3 Monday to Friday, Holidays off and a flexible "if you need to take some days off we can arrange it" Only caveat was no time off in July! So for now I am continuing to work, but if this position "stops being fun" I will re-retire!:D

 

Well done! Your return is mostly on your terms and as you say, you can re-retire whenever you choose. :)

 

As of today, I'm 6 months out, the weeks are passing quickly so I know it won't be long now. Though I suspect there will be no offer to return, part time or otherwise in my future. I guess I know which one of us is irreplaceable. :p

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My DayCount app on my phone says 4,065 days until retirement. :o Working until 70.

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My DayCount app on my phone says 4,065 days until retirement. :o Working until 70.

As long as you enjoy it, why not :)

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I will be having my first anniversary on July 1st being retired. :cool:

I was a Fleet Maintenance Supervisor/Certified Fire Equipment Mechanic for 36 + years when I was informed that the shop operations are to be contracted out and the shop rented to the contractor (who has a lousy track record for doing repairs correctly). They wanted me to oversee the contactor (baby sit) and put my mechanics in other job assignments.

 

I gave a six week notice a few days later and took four weeks off because I had to much time saved on the books (use it of lose it) and only came back for the last three days. Just enough time to clear my office and computer.

 

Since retiring I have done three cruises, two with the DW and one solo.

 

Being I have kept my Fire Equipment Mechanic certificate current I do plan on going back to work as a P/T mechanic, but on my terms.

 

Happy Trails

:whiskey-glass:

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Congratulations and sound like you have a plan that works for you.

My calendar is telling me that I have 353 days till I call it aday but, I suspect I will change it to a 3-day week. That way it keeps me busy and also subsides the cruises! We will see.

I am required to provide 3 months advance notice and plan to discuss this in detail at the beginning of next year. The result of those discussions will determine my final decision.

It was previously intimated that a 3 or 4 day week would be acceptable but,…things change so we will see.

Only last week I attended the funeral of a friend who was only 47 years old and its times that those that make us re-assess what is important in our lives and we should make the most of the time we have.

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My DayCount app on my phone says 4,065 days until retirement. :o Working until 70.

When I first started the countdown, I counted Mondays and I had more than 500 of them. I'm now down to 12 work days.

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When I first started the countdown, I counted Mondays and I had more than 500 of them. I'm now down to 12 work days.

So happy for you! (y)

 

I'm down to 209 days, but I'll be having surgery this summer that will cut 42 days off my total.....so, it's actually 167! Then after my last day, it will be only 3.5 weeks before I leave on my world cruise for 6 months. Can't wait!

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I am only 57 and my husband turns 60 in two weeks. I have psoriatic arthritis and have already had my hip replaced twice and some of my other joints are starting to fail. I plan on retiring at age 62 and 3 months. I feel bad because it means my husband will have to work a little longer. Our goal is to save as much money as possible up until the time I retire. Luckily, we sold a home in New Hampshire and bought a mobile home in a 55+ community with no mortgage. That will make it a little easier. If we were still in New Hampshire - our mortgage would have been $2K a month and our property taxes would have been $7K. We will be able to live on Social Security along with Medicare. The extra savings will go toward eating out at least once a week and taking a cruise or two every year.

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I start checking out today. It's going to be a long process over the next three weeks.:D

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To everyone who is getting ready to retire; this year, next, or further down the road. Congrats to all:):):)

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2 months and 5 days. But in fairness I've been unofficially counting for quite some time now...

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I start checking out today. It's going to be a long process over the next three weeks.:D

Good for you - congrats! :D

 

About 9 months ago, I decided to look into retirement even though I'm not yet eligible due to age. It started when I was feeling burned out, unappreciated, and didn't like what I was doing.

 

Several months ago, I decided on my retirement date, which is exactly the first of the month after I turn 55, the earliest date. I bought a countdown timer :'), so it's counting down for me although I haven't looked at it for a while. The main thing keeping me here is that I'd lose out on retiree medical, not only the ability to purchase it but the company has been putting aside an amount for me and my spouse for since I was 45, so I'd walk away from over $135K and have to find and pay for insurance until Medicare, so that total would be over $400K loss. Hanging in there for another 3 years and 3.5 months :) Then I'm celebrating w/a cruise!

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My grand daughter made me a construction paper chain and on the 2nd of each month I take a link off. I'm down to 44 links. It is going so fast and so slow all at the same time...... the weekdays go really slow and the weekends go really fast!! lol

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My last day of work is on the 22nd. I'm taking vacation for the last official week of work (retirement date of 29 June) since my DD will be here. On my last day of work I turn in my badge and simply go home, which will occur around 0800. Soooooo...I have 4 actual days of work left.

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My last day of work is on the 22nd. I'm taking vacation for the last official week of work (retirement date of 29 June) since my DD will be here. On my last day of work I turn in my badge and simply go home, which will occur around 0800. Soooooo...I have 4 actual days of work left.
That is such wonderful news. Congratulations!

 

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