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#1 CRFarnsworth ONLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 02:48 PM

Feb. 28th is officially my last day of employment.   The last day I actually worked was Dec. 19th. and I left 1/2 day early then.  I had enough vacation and holidays to cover to the end of 2014.  Then I took some sick leave and five weeks vaction for 2015 to cover through the end of Feb.  So actually I've been "practicing" for 2 & 1/2 months.  I think I've got the hang of it now. 

 

I walked in the front door on my 18th birthday and have been with them ever since.

After 45 years, 7 months, and 7 days I've had enough. 

 

I was given a list of parting gifts to choose from, but none of them was a    "new truck",       so the wife got to choose what she wanted. She is just as deserving as I was since i would never have gotten this far without her.   She chose a kitchen-combo, which had a Cuisinart Stand Mixer and a DeLonghi Expresso Maker.   I usually choose a mantle clock but ther weren't any different ones available on this list.

 

I'm thinking I'm gonna like this retirement thing!!!!!       Rick

 

 

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 02:51 PM

Wish you all the best for your new phase of life, Rick!


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 02:53 PM

Good for you!  Given the fact that I work from home, I never really give retirement a thought because it's like I'm retired with deadlines if that makes any sense.  Lately, however, I'm viewing things a little differently.  I still have a few years to go so I may as well get back to work.  Congratulations!


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 02:56 PM

Any day you get bored, just come on cover to PA and you can work a month for me.
Congrats :thumbs:
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Posted February 24, 2015 - 02:57 PM

Congrats! I've been trying to stay retired for the last 4 years! Some one always comes along and waves money under my nose! Maybe this year!


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 03:06 PM

Welcome to retirement.  I highly recommend it, been retired since 1999 although I did find other work that I enjoyed for about 10 of those years.  Between my woodworking, fishing, and working on garden tractors, I find plenty to do and I'm sure you will too.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 03:07 PM

Between my woodworking, fishing, and working on garden tractors, I find plenty to do and I'm sure you will too.

You have an awesome life!


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 03:15 PM

Congratulations. You will , as you have found already like this thing called retirement. I joined those already retired in 2009 when the company I was working for closed with no warning. Such loyalty as you showed through your nearly 46 years is rare these days. Rare for companies to stay in business that long and rare for employees to really like what they are doing to stay with one company that long. I sometimes wonder if some of the younger generation has the same work ethic as the older ones did.  Now is time for you and the wife to enjoy time together and for you to enjoy the GTs more.   Good luck and enjoy your time.                   Roger.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 03:29 PM

Congratulations on your retirement. I was laid off 4 years ago and couldn't get a job. The reality is that unemployment and underemployment is around 30%. I found that after 8 months I wokeup and realized that for the first time in decades, I wasn't in pain. Enjoy your retirement, stay active and inshape, and don't get in the wife's way. It can be a great time of life. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 03:32 PM

Congratulations Rick on your long & rare endeavor. Thanks to the misses for all her love & support over the years. It sounds like your going to enjoy yourself. Many blessings


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 03:34 PM

If you get bored, you might try rearranging the kitchen cupboards. Have fun!


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 03:40 PM

Congrads on retirement, that is long enough to work. I retired 2 and half years ago and have not regretted it at all. I do have a part time mowing business to keep my garden tractor habit going. Well this means you will be able to go to a lot more shows. I have done that and it is a lot of fun. I hope to see you at more shows. Again congrads


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 04:02 PM

When he gets tired of working in his garage he gets to come over and work in my shop! Congrats on retirement Bro. :thumbs:


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 04:42 PM

Well I don't know where to say congratulations or sorry. Just don't go inside and sit down and do nothing. I retired 2 1/2 years ago and now I can't figure out when I had time to work a full time job. BUT I have enjoyed every minute of it especially when its warmer weather and I can spend all the time I want outside. All kidding aside your are going to enjoy every minute of it. Cuisinart makes some nice stuff and maybe you'll get lots of goodies from it to eat.
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Posted February 24, 2015 - 04:50 PM

We're all very happy for you. Also congrats to your wife.


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