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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM
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I gave my employer 6 months notice of my retirement. They introduced me to my replacement on the afternoon before I left. I gave him a typed list of my duties, computer passwords, etc. and we went over the list for about an hour. That was my last day of work.

Originally Posted by MI-Roger View Post
Notified my First and Second Level Managers of my intent to retire in December. HR doesn't want to discuss retirement with employees until 3 months before they leave the company. Being a former manager myself I know the staffing changes necessary to accommodate someone leaving the work group can take longer than 3 months - let alone any required training!

I continue to be contacted by Head-hunters weekly regarding openings in my area of specialization within the local community, but I am tired, worn-out, and don't feel I have enough left to give to a third employer.

Looking forward to some well earned 'me time' and 'couple time' following this second retirement!
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Old Yesterday, 06:34 PM
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Based on the discussion so far it seems clear that hardly any company takes advantage of the long notice. They rarely hire or train anyone before the retiree leaves. On top of that I think many companies don't want to attempt that. For professional level jobs they often want someone who will come in with new ideas, new approaches and will handle the job differently.

Anyway if they were firing me, which happened once in my career, they gave no notice, not even a hint or a bad job review. I was marched out on the day, a Friday of course. I retired in good graces but even so I think a month was more than sufficient. The employee handbook asked for 2 weeks notice. HR wanted 3 months but that was only due to the need to set up my small pension.
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Old Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Location: Sandy beaches...
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I'll have to wait at least 10 yrs before I can draft up mine. Congrats tho.
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Old Yesterday, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by MI-Roger View Post

Working in a Nuclear Power Plant, with all the statutory credentials necessary just to enter the site (even before any opportunity to perform the job) my employment continuity is not in limbo.

sounds like a good setup for a semi-retirement part time job. change companies just for the fresh start.
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Old Today, 08:12 PM
Location: Florida
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It is the nice thing to do. At one of my jobs HR would terminate someone that did what you did. Fortunately my employees that left all gave me a heads up long before they officially resigned. It was a very beg help.
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