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Old 01-04-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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Let's see how you feel after 11 weeks ,11 months , 11 years . Nothing to do and no where to go can get to be a drag.
The key is not to have "nothing to do and nowhere to go". Replace the work hours with other things...
read, take classes, travel, visit friends, go to the gym....etc etc.

I will have absolutely no problem filling up the day since I retired yesterday. Wish I could have done it sooner.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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I retired Dec 31 2015 and the first day I did not have to go to work was yesterday (Sunday).
I wish I could have retired sooner!
I was tired of my job, tired of commuting an hour each way. Tired of not having time to do things I
really wanted to do while "young" (61).

I will miss the people I worked with , but that's it. I can keep in touch with them and go out
to lunch with them if I want.

People do not think less of you if you retire, they are usually envious and ask how you managed to do it
Congratulations! Enjoy your new found freedom.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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As soon as the last door closed behind me I was totally adjusted to retirement. It's been almost two years now and I haven't missed working one single time. And I didn't have a bad job and I certainly didn't hate it, but after a lifetime of working I was ready for retirement.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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So far have been retired for 2 weeks and I haven't missed work, been too busy visiting with family (holidays of course) and planning life after work. Adjusting to being with wife 24X7.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:03 PM
 
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The best way to not miss work is to replace your cherished work mates with new play mates.

Don't be lonely.

Reach out. Volunteer to help others.

Human beings, like dogs are social animals.
Cherished work mates? Do that many people actually like their coworkers?

If I were to retire tomorrow, I wouldn't miss any of my coworkers. I'd be thrilled to not have to deal with them anymore.
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Cherished work mates? Do that many people actually like their coworkers?

If I were to retire tomorrow, I wouldn't miss any of my coworkers. I'd be thrilled to not have to deal with them anymore.
I actually do miss them. While working together, we developed deep respect for each other. As they too retire, we keep in touch.

Perhaps it is because we have so much in common. We are all well educated engineers who share common problems and we're good at working those out. The too common generalization that engineers are all self-absorbed loners is just wrong.

I still meet regularly with them for coffee, lunch or beers. I guess I'm just a lucky guy.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I do not feel I will miss many of the folks I currently work with. We are work pals. A few are my FB friends, but I would not socialize with them.

12/21/17 can't come fast enough. Leaving on a road trip the NEXT day 12/22. Visiting relatives for Christmas.

I am super excited! No more 5:15 am get-ups!!!
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:55 AM
 
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I miss my paycheck; but hated my job so no I have no desire to return to work in the industry I worked in.
Consider going to back to school (Community College) to help fill your time; and tapping into their non-credit or certificate courses. There are several less than 1 year programs that train you to do a new job, if that is what you'd like to try.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:51 AM
 
Location: USA
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I do not feel I will miss many of the folks I currently work with. We are work pals. A few are my FB friends, but I would not socialize with them.

12/21/17 can't come fast enough. Leaving on a road trip the NEXT day 12/22. Visiting relatives for Christmas.

I am super excited! No more 5:15 am get-ups!!!


Congratulations to you -- I hope the time goes fast.


I will be right behind you at 1/31/18
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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Missing work is one of the very last things I would ever do! I haven't missed work for even a second!

I love getting up when I feel like, and having nothing I need to do, and being able to do whatever I feel like doing!

The OP sounds like he probably had an interesting job which involved a lot of travel, international travel, deep expertise, and some particularly satisfying aspects - so maybe, OP, you might miss some aspects of your job.

However, you are retiring early in your 50's, so there are probably some reasons why you're retiring.....
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