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#1 CRFarnsworth OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2014 - 04:55 PM

My older brother (Trail95) left work this morning and isn't ever going back.  He officially retires at the end of the month. but today was his last day to be there. :dancingbanana:

Today is also his birthday.  We are celebrating both events this evening.

As pleased as I am for him , I'm also bummed out a little. 

I want to quit working sooooo badly. 

 

:thumbs: Happy Retirement  Bro. :thumbs:      Rick


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 04:59 PM

   Happy retirement!!!!!!!! :rocker2: :thumbs:  Congrats..   :ditto:on the quitting, I have been trying to find a way to get my check delivered by the mail, heck I would even go down to the post office and pick it up every week if I had to :bigrofl:.

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Posted June 20, 2014 - 05:02 PM

Ah, sweet sweet retirement. 25 more years and I'm right there with him.

Congrats!
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Posted June 20, 2014 - 05:03 PM

Happy retirement trail95, I think you will find you really like it. Hang in there Cr farnsworth , your time will come.                      Good luck.                  Roger.


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 05:14 PM

Happy retirement trail95, I think you will find you really like it. Hang in there Cr farnsworth , your time will come.                      Good luck.                  Roger.

This is what it is starting to feel like.

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Posted June 20, 2014 - 05:49 PM

Tell him welcome to the club.  Trouble is now he needs to decide what he wants to do, to keep busy.


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 06:14 PM

Happy retirement. Hope he has lots of time to work on his tractors now.


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Happy retirement Trail95! You'll get there CRF!


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Congrats! Just think of all the GT time!! 


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 08:06 PM

Congratulations!

 

 

25 more years and I'm right there with him.

 

Boy I dread the day when we have to put up with you all the time... gosh...

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Twenty five more years?!!  Why, you've just gotten started!  By the time you retire, you'll be eligible got SS at age 90. :boo_hoo:


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 08:32 PM

 

 

I want to quit working sooooo badly. 

Your personal information says your 62. How long do you want to wait. Odds are if you wait till 65 for a larger check S.S. will come out ahead. If it is a pension then that's a different story. I was 57 when our plant closed and was concerned that we weren't ready for me to retire. You know it has worked out just fine and I have NO regrets. 

I hope it works out for you.


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 09:31 PM

Your personal information says your 62. How long do you want to wait. Odds are if you wait till 65 for a larger check S.S. will come out ahead. If it is a pension then that's a different story. I was 57 when our plant closed and was concerned that we weren't ready for me to retire. You know it has worked out just fine and I have NO regrets. 

I hope it works out for your.

The wife is a couple years younger. Health Insurance costs for the next few years  is the big hangup. We have pretty good coverage through work that would be prohibitive to replace.  

Sometimes i wish they would close the doors and make the decision for me. 

I would even turn the lights off for them .         Rick


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 04:05 AM

The wife is a couple years younger. Health Insurance costs for the next few years  is the big hangup. We have pretty good coverage through work that would be prohibitive to replace.  

Sometimes i wish they would close the doors and make the decision for me. 

I would even turn the lights off for them .         Rick

If they close the doors you might be left with nothing. It has happened plenty of times where the people running businesses have stripped its financial assests including the pensions. When they closed, there was nothing for the retirees and vested employees. Look at ENRON. Hold on to what you have.

 

I was laid off three years ago and job searched for 2 1/2 years. I only had 3 job interviews in that time and my age was not acceptable. I retired at the end of last year because I had no choice but decided that it was for the best. It has been great to not have to worry. My 29 years with the Army and its reserves plus SS just pays the bills. If prices go up too much I will have trouble but so far so good.

 

I hope that your brother and soon you, have long and happy retirements. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 05:40 AM

My mother had to move on from her past job from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and sever arthritis in her hands and wrists and like a lot of aged people is still searching for a part time job, society no longer provide for our elders anymore on any level, they just throw them away like a old computer.

 

The biggest blow was to exclude her from my mower maintenance sheet a few years ago, granted it means one less mower to worry about and the stock pile of Snappers have been collecting dust, now she can't even push a reel mower so that has been excluded also. She has always enjoyed mowing the grass.

 

Any one looking for good Snapper mowers ?....the kids live in apartments now.


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