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Old 03-03-2019, 05:44 PM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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My official date of retirement from my previous job was April 1, 2013. That is the date that must be remembered as verification for certain post-retirement benefits.

My last day worked was February 14, 2013 as I "vacationed out".
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:19 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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It is sort of a blur because I had a retirement date but so much vacation and sick leave that I don’t recall my actual last day. I use August 1st.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:43 AM
 
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Technically I retired on my 63rd birthday which was 8/10/18 when I finally had enough and walked out of work but as yet I do not consider myself retired.

I lived by myself in the same apartment for 32 years but had to get up and go to work everyday.
After leaving work for the final time I could no longer afford that apartment and as we had planned I moved in with my Son and his family which is not working out (story for another time) although it gave me time to get my Social Security account straightened out (long story but originally applied in 5/17 and did not see any benefits until 12/18).

I am still waiting to hear about Senior Housing so which hopefully (knock on wood!!!) will be in a few weeks so...

The day I wake up in my own place, not having to go to work or do anything I do not want to do, not having to answer to anybody about anything and knowing the SS check is coming every month is the first day I will consider myself "officially" retired.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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I was able to work it so first day of retirement was on 62nd birthday and I haven't looked back. Loving every minute of retirement.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Easy for me - last day of employment: Dec 31 - retirement began on Jan 1.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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The day I retired was like the Last Supper. The first year or so of retirement was like the Crucifixion. Since then I have risen from the dead and ascended to a better place. I don't think I am alone in this experience.
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: NY
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Remembered my last day of employment.
Nothing memorable to write home about.
Loved my line of work but not my bosses.
Dropped off uniforms and company property.
My supervisor shook my hand never looking me in the eye
wishing me "Goodbye and good luck" with head buried in paper work.
No retirement party, letters of praise or pats on the back.
Went right back out to work and dispatchers pushed until quitting time.
Early normal pension. Not much, but enough to get by.
Took me a full 3 years to unwind and heal my body.
Everyday is Saturday just like the days back when I was a kid.
No more deadlines, emergencies, dealing with the public .
Life is peaceful. Turned down jobs to come out of retirement, side jobs and off the book jobs.
Went to my supervisors wake a few years back. Looked him in his eyes. They were closed.
Wished him "Goodbye and good luck." Sad....................Would of liked to have shared a few beers.
Let bygones be bygones.............till next time I guess....................
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: USA
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^^^
LMAO!
Hope the door hit you in the appropriate place.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Doesn't matter to me as long as I get to shed my working life like a snake sheds it's skin to rejuvenate itself

Not looking back unless like some said there is a legal or technical requirement to record that date.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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My last day of work was march 31, 2011. I worked a full day. We had a retirement party that evening. April 1, 2011 was my first day of retirement. I don't remember what I did my last day, probably not too much, filled out some paperwork, turned in my keys, took one more walk around the facility, and never looked back.
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