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#1143876 - 03/07/18 02:31 PM I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait
oldbroad Offline
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I have been at my current job for 22-1/2 years and seen a lot of changes there with the business and the employees. I guess there was something good about it or I wouldn't have stayed this long, but mostly I have not liked it much for a long time now. Some of that may just be that I'm tired of working period, but I truly believe that the company has beat me down.

At the end of January I told my boss that for my birthday this year (in May) I was giving myself a special present: resigning from the company. Three months notice. It is taking forever to come. lol I thought they might tell me to leave sooner but I guess I am stuck there until the end of April.

The bad part is that I will not have any income since I will not be old enough for social security for another 2 years but I still feel it is worth it to take the risk. Lot's of gaming time to come. joy

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#1143879 - 03/07/18 03:27 PM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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I am so happy for you, oldbroad. Maybe what you are experiencing with your company is burnout. I know that's what happened to me when I resigned from my last job, and burnout is the best way to describe it. It also felt like the company I worked for did everything possible to make employees feel more demoralized than they already did.

I think it's definitely worth the risk if it is going to have a positive effect on your emotional health. smile

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#1143882 - 03/07/18 03:31 PM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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Thanks Marian, and yes, burnout is exactly right! I see it currently happening to another person there. Also, there was a guy that had been there about 1 year longer than me and he quit earlier this year which is part of what gave me the strength to do it.

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#1143907 - 03/07/18 08:02 PM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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Definitely burnout! Add me to the list that just can't set foot in an office again after my last office I worked in. You can always find something part time if you want that is fun to do.
Congrats!
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#1143917 - 03/07/18 08:58 PM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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I dearly loved my job... I didn't work in an office, but was an Environmental Specialist doing inspections of facilities subject to the Clean Water and Clear Air Laws. But after nearly 20 years, I got burned out on a job I loved. So, it happens. I made it until age 62, and retired. Best decision I ever made and I haven't looked back since! Health Insurance was an issue and I paid out the wazoo for it, but I made it until Medicare and all is good now!
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#1143921 - 03/07/18 09:19 PM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
oldbroad Offline
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Thanks Ana. I've been thinking that too about something part time and closer to home. We'll see.

Draclvr, the insurance is one of the expenses I'm worried about. It's such a waste of money, unless and until you need to use it of course. smirk

I was trying so hard to make it until 62. I have been on a 4 day week for about 2 years now and considered going down to 3 days but didn't think I could even stomach that now. After I gave my notice, my other boss (husband and wife owners) suggested 3 or even 2 days or even doing what work I can at home, but I know it won't help me to feel any better, so I declined.

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#1143932 - 03/07/18 10:52 PM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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Congratulations on getting out of a bad situation and doing what was right and healthy for you, oldbroad! Enjoy all of your upcoming gaming time. joy
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#1143934 - 03/07/18 11:09 PM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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I know it feels that way with the insurance. But one thing is guaranteed - it you don't have it, something will happen and you will need it. Sort of like a Murphy's Law or something!

I know how you feel and I don't think I could have forced myself to keep working for any reason. I was just going through the motions and that wasn't good for my employer - the State - or me.
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#1143937 - 03/08/18 12:03 AM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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Thanks venus. I plan to!

Exactly Drac!

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#1143972 - 03/08/18 10:54 AM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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Well done, oldbroad !! bravo

I retired "early" because of health problems and it was a bit of a struggle financially for a while.

But I've never regretted that decision smile
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#1143976 - 03/08/18 11:27 AM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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Fantastic! You made a hard decision that will be a good one. Hard to make that "I'm retiring" choice at an earlier age, but it can be done AND you get to de-stress and keep your sanity in the bargain. I retired at age 58 when both my parents needed total care. Couldn't keep rushing home from work to handle the crises, so I finally decided to quit and made a pact with myself that if I could make it TWO years without working I'd be fine. So 14 years later, I'm still doing OK. Barely surviving money-wise, but not unhappy with all my 'little' daily problems.

Happiness to you, lots of time for getting rid of all that stress and nobody to tell you what to do. When my teacher friends and I get together once a month for lunch, it's always fun to see the broad smiles on the newest retirees. Hope your smile develops in May! Will be thinking about you at that time.

And like Ana says, you can always do something part time if you get bored. I was offered a job just a few weeks ago, back in the classroom, doing annual state mandated testing for the next 2 months. I turned it down. Promised myself I was never going back to the classroom. My friend, who offered to bring me in, did it for 2 weeks, and quit. Ha. We are laughing about how nice it is not to have to do that even if the money is good.

Hope all works out for you too! thumbsup
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#1144030 - 03/08/18 09:54 PM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
oldbroad Offline
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Thanks Mad and Sorta!

I'm glad I posted. I don't feel as worried about the decision now. grin

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#1144058 - 03/09/18 04:36 AM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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yay yay yay
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#1144270 - 03/11/18 06:24 AM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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bravo Congrats on making the decision that's right for you! bravo I'm loving retirement! You will be surprised at how busy you still can be! spring
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#1144275 - 03/11/18 08:07 AM Re: I cannot wait, I cannot wait, I cannot wait [Re: oldbroad]
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If you have your house paid off,(or are very close), you will not have any problems at all.

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