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Old 19-04-2012, 02:03   #16
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Re: Last day at work today!

Congratulations, Mate. Good on ya!! Welcome to the lifestyle. Cheers.
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Old 19-04-2012, 03:40   #17
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11 days,
And a long drive.......and a.........heack.
Just 11 days
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Old 19-04-2012, 03:57   #18
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Hi Greg,
Well done, I have 71 days of work to go, paid for the new [to me] yacht, in Bowen
yesterday so it will be a long 71 days,
good luck,
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Old 19-04-2012, 08:59   #19
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Enjoy the new start. Mine begins this year also, but I cannot count the days yet (I have to get undressed to count to 21)
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Old 19-04-2012, 09:48   #20
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Enjoy it! I've been on some vacation time for several weeks and realize that I wish retirement was that close for me.

~sigh~ 6 yrs left.
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Old 19-04-2012, 09:58   #21
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yahoo!
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Old 19-04-2012, 11:08   #22
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What about the gold watch?
96 minutes left!
You don't need no stinkin' gold watch. You need a dive watch w/big numerals that glow in the dark. Good luck on fitting out your new boat and getting underway.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:21   #23
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I've been planning this day for about 6 years. We put a 25 year old accountant on to manage our family business about 18 months ago and the plan was to leave it to him when we felt he knew the business well enough. Two weeks ago I just realised it was time. He's actually doing most things better than me. You just know when it's time. If I hung in there now I'd be like the sportsman who stays for one season too long.

My new semi-custom boat is close to being finished. It has taken more than a year longer to get a new boat built than I thought it would. If there is ever another boat it will be a production boat that I can just take home when I've made my choice. Now it's getting close I can't concentrate on work. I can only think of sailing away. My work performance has undoubtedly dropped off while I daydream about all the boat things to do.

So my task today after 37 years in the workforce is to clean out my desk and on Monday a cute young girl will take my place.

Do I think anyone will miss me? Nah
Will I miss it? Nah
OK, it must be time!

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
Congrats.
After 37 1/2 career years I recently retired and soon wondered where did I have the time to do the things we do when I was working.

I love it when people say; "retirement is not what's it's cracked up to be."
I've found it's fantastic and far better than I ever dreamed.

Enjoy it, you earned it, and least what part the Govt. let you keep.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:55   #24
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Congrats.
After 37 1/2 career years I recently retired and soon wondered where did I have the time to do the things we do when I was working.

I love it when people say; "retirement is not what's it's cracked up to be."
I've found it's fantastic and far better than I ever dreamed.

Enjoy it, you earned it, and least what part the Govt. let you keep.
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I'm with you wondering how I got anything done other than work over the years. Though some people have trouble dealing with retirement. My girlfriend one of them. So after she retired from corporate law she became A TESOL teacher eventually getting a masters degree and now teaches part time at nearby Universities. She likes to keep busy and have a routine.
Though I think those of us with boats have no such anxiety about what we are going to do with our time after retirement. At least I don't.

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Enjoy getting up each day without an alarm clock and then deciding what you WANT to do that day.
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Old 08-05-2012, 16:10   #25
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I've been planning this day for about 6 years. We put a 25 year old accountant on to manage our family business about 18 months ago and the plan was to leave it to him when we felt he knew the business well enough. Two weeks ago I just realised it was time. He's actually doing most things better than me. You just know when it's time. If I hung in there now I'd be like the sportsman who stays for one season too long.

My new semi-custom boat is close to being finished. It has taken more than a year longer to get a new boat built than I thought it would. If there is ever another boat it will be a production boat that I can just take home when I've made my choice. Now it's getting close I can't concentrate on work. I can only think of sailing away. My work performance has undoubtedly dropped off while I daydream about all the boat things to do.

So my task today after 37 years in the workforce is to clean out my desk and on Monday a cute young girl will take my place.

Do I think anyone will miss me? Nah
Will I miss it? Nah
OK, it must be time!

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

Congrats !

Now go live life to it's fullest.
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Old 08-05-2012, 19:24   #26
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