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Old 06-02-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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He retired last Thursday with a great party of 150 or so guest. He leaves this morning for Nevada we had to put two new tires on the truck this morning they looked a little scary yesterday. I will stay up here in Alaska until the end of July while he works on our foundation for the house. Was very sad to see him go this morning, we've been working on this together for the past 30 years and when the time comes he is leaving by himself, I keep telling myself it makes sense for me to stay the two months up here to pay for the trip south. Our motorhome doesn't leave on the ferry until late July if it wasn't for that I would be in the passenger seat right now. so that is why I keep telling myself it makes sense for me to stay here until it leaves and make some extra money.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Thats great,as a matter of fact,my wife still works,probably another year or so,
but it all works out,something good to look forward to!
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Yeah my work here wanted to bring me back 2 weeks on 2 weeks off but I don't think I like that schedule, don't want anything to interfere with our plans not that we have any big plans. I guess once we have the house up and see how things are going I may want to start a schedule like that to furnish the new digs, we will see.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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It's down hill from here,how many people can say,yeah,I'm retiring! you have
to think outside the box...life is too short...
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Well as of right now my last day at work will be July 25th I gave them extra times due to the nature of our business. We are in the oil/gas industry with explorations of natural gas and the summer's for here are so busy I figure they would appreciate the extra time I'm given and when I come back up in the summer time all should be good to walk through the door and have my desk waiting for me.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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Thats great,as a matter of fact when I retired I went a month past my time.
The reason I did this is I get a 20 year pension,and they go over your records from when you first started,I know my time is straight,but better safe than sorry,I know people that retired and got called back to work
because they owed time such as,vacation,comp time,suspended,break in
service,leave of absence,I couldn't imagine retiring and after a couple of months getting called back,so I went over,
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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My school has asked me to work two days a week next year as a consultant. I sort of hemmed and hawed (the money is pretty good) because it is not what I wanted at all.

The thing is it that all of the other retirees that have returned keep on telling me how great it'll be next year & all. I have not said "yes". though. I just did not say, whadaya nutz ? Of course, not !!!

Sort of feel compelled to do this & it was not what I had planned at all.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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My school has asked me to work two days a week next year as a consultant. I sort of hemmed and hawed (the money is pretty good) because it is not what I wanted at all.

The thing is it that all of the other retirees that have returned keep on telling me how great it'll be next year & all. I have not said "yes". though. I just did not say, whadaya nutz ? Of course, not !!!

Sort of feel compelled to do this & it was not what I had planned at all.
Nancy, if it's not something you really want to do - don't do it. Life is too short. You've devoted years and years of your life to that school. Now your time is your own and you should not be compelled/pressured into doing anything you don't want to do. Schools will literally suck the life our of you if you let them. My district does the same thing to people when they try to retire. They make them feel guilty about not helping out, being a team player, giving a little more, etc. and then offer decent money to compensate for the time they are stealing away from them. The happiest retirees we have are the ones who walked out the door and never looked back. Time is precious and you never know when it will run out. I have not met one retiree who said, "Boy, I wish I would've worked longer," but I know quite a few who have told me, "Get out as soon as you can. If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have stayed so long. There's a whole world out there that's so much better than school." I hope this helps you.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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You are 100% right sunnydee,get out while you still can enjoy what you worked so hard for.I did more than my fair share being in law enforcement
I'm lucky I made it out alive,healthy,etc. I don't take anything for granted
when my time came.."poof" gone!no regrets,no guilt,did my time and then
some...life is short,so my advice is if you have an opportunity to retire
take it and move on to the next stage of your life.
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