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Old 06-14-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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Just wondering how much notice is appropriate to give to your employer/company of your retirement plans. Too much time and you might be treated as a lame duck. Too little time and ?
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Talked to my boss about my retirement just last Thursday morning.

Gave my 18 month notice letting him know if he wanted to knock me back to part time after the first of the year my feelings wouldn't be hurt one bit.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:27 PM
 
Location: SC
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Just wondering how much notice is appropriate to give to your employer/company of your retirement plans. Too much time and you might be treated as a lame duck. Too little time and ?
Two weeks is standard for quiting a job. Why would it matter if it is retirement. They know your age and they probably know you have been thinking about it. What more do you owe them? If they've been really good to you let them know now. (I'd be curious to know how long after that it will be before you are adios'd.)
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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They knew it was definite about 10 weeks out.
I gave written notice at 6 weeks out.
(There was an Employee Retirement Amendment going to the Board of Trustees, and I waited until after it passed )
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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It depends entirely on the work situation. Will the boss have to give some thought and training to a replacement? If not, then short notice is probably O.K.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Check with your HR dept as they may need a longer period of time to do your retirement paperwork.
With my company they wanted to know at least 30 days in advance so they could get your benefit paperwork done so you would be covered (health insurance) or get the first pension check the month after you retired. Any notice shorter than 30 days didn't guarantee that your benefits would kick in the month after you retire.

Retiring is a bit different than quitting IMHO.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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I think that some jobs require you to put in for retirement 60-90 days ahead of time. Others, I'm not so sure of... When hubby leaves, he will be giving 2-3 weeks notice. He isn't old enough to retire, but will be drawing on his fully vested 401k funds.
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:50 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Talked to my boss about my retirement just last Thursday morning.

Gave my 18 month notice ...
Congrats, Nicet4
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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Seems to me this depends enormously on the nature of the job and your relationship with supervisors.

If you are a highly regarded critical employee with a good relationship to management it makes sense to give a heads up far enough in advance for planning. In some fields- say your are an MD in a specialist practice- it might take a year to line up a replacement, maybe even more.

If you have not been treated well...then give the minimum notice, and tell HR to do their damned job.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We were supposed to give 4 weeks notice, so I wrote my letter four weeks before my planned retirement date, but I had already talked to HR, and my manager, and my manager's manager about this. So it was no surprise.

So happy to retire.
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