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Old 18-04-2012, 13:57   #1
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Last day at work today!

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!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
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Old 18-04-2012, 14:05   #2
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Re: Last day at work today!

You sound really cut up about it. I am so very sorry.

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Old 18-04-2012, 14:09   #3
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Re: Last day at work today!

Way to go, Greg!!!!!

We'll be thinking of you as we surge around our anchor here in Twofold Bay, rain pelting down, big seas crashing on shore, gusty winds driving the windgen into useful life.
(Ho, ho)

Enjoy your new life and your new boat, and hope that Heidi can stand having you around 24/7.

We look forward to catching up soon.

Cheers from Jim and Ann, who are in awe of your patience with the builder.
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Old 18-04-2012, 14:52   #4
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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 Greg & Heidi!
Know the feeling as am also reitred and tis strange to think others can replace you perhaps even do it better!
You have shown much more patience with your new boat that I would have had so again Congrats and wish thee well and if ever you get in the Caymans area drop in for a cold one on us!

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Old 18-04-2012, 15:01   #5
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Re: Last day at work today!

congrats .. take your time and get things right .. don't stress over anything .. then cast off and have a good time
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Doesn't sound like your some poor soul who is defined by his work and will miss it. I have met a few that pulled the plug only to realize their work defined them and went back.
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RUN LIKE HELL!!!!!!
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Old 18-04-2012, 15:21   #8
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Congratulations!!!!

I have 52 months and three weeks till that golden day..... Unless that lottery ticket pays

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Old 18-04-2012, 21:10   #9
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Re: Last day at work today!

225 minutes to go!
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Old 18-04-2012, 21:41   #10
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Old 18-04-2012, 21:54   #11
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Re: Last day at work today!

Congrats and I hate you!
30 months and counting.
A wonderful feeling it must be. Looking forward to the posts of another full time cruiser!!
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Old 18-04-2012, 22:33   #12
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Eleebana Here's to ya !! may you enjoy your new life !! We have loved our cruising Life and are going back to cruiseing as soon as our new to us boat come thru !! Hope we meet yall in the future out in the Pacific !!
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Old 18-04-2012, 22:45   #13
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Congratulations! I have a few more years til retirement (I'm 27!). Sail some for me.
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Old 18-04-2012, 23:00   #14
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Re: Last day at work today!

Congrats!!!

I just started a new cash cow job and IM READY TO QUIT!!! ARRRG!!!

RUNAWAY Eleebana!! SAVE YOURSELVES!!!
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Old 18-04-2012, 23:24   #15
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You have my permission to leave early. What are they gonna do, fire you?
What about the gold watch?
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