Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-15-2014, 09:19 AM   #43
Senior Member
 
Pds47's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 260
Blog Entries: 1
Today is that day Will let you all know later. Face hurts from such a big smile. Hope the pain last a long time.
__________________

__________________
Paul & Megan 2007 Neptune XL 36 PDQ REK Bilsteins, KarKaddy,mini cooper, W/ Bear and Sedona
Pds47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-04-2014, 11:58 PM   #44
Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 96
Last day

It was almost 2 years ago, but I remember it well. When the Govt. agency I was with offered an early retirement option, I signed up to go, but didn't tell anybody. Once I was accepted, I told the clerk that had been with me for 15 years and my immediate manager and asked them not to say a word to anybody else. They kept my secret for over 2 months and I was able to clear out gradually without anybody noticing. On my final day, I let my direct reports know near the end of the day and spent the next few hours shredding. No parties, goodbyes or speeches. Just the way I wanted to go. I did get a lot of phone calls over the next few weeks from people that didn't know.

Now it's like those years never happened - except for the check that shows up every month. I'm happy, the wife is happy and no more 14 hour days and late night phone calls.
__________________

__________________
Enjoying the simple life w/a 1994 Winnebago Brave 31RQ (A). Past RVs; RoadTrek (B), Starcraft Pop-up, Coachmen (C), MinnieWinnie (C) and an American Something-or-other (TT). Started it all off as a teenager in a 1964 Apache Pop-up we named Wag Along.
minibike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 09:59 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,009
Ever hear that song: Happy Days Are Here Again?

That's how I felt, Now, for a fact, I liked my job but the male bovine produced organic fertilizer was getting kind of deep. And the office was on the 2nd floor... So that is VERY DEEP INDEED.

I miss the job

I do not miss the BS one little bit.

And I am glad to be retired.. Now doing things I could not do for 25 years on the job.. .Like singing in the choir at church.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2014, 02:06 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 512
Looks like no one is sad at retiring out.
__________________
Wayne MD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2014, 02:27 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Naples, Fl.
Posts: 1,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne MD View Post
Looks like no one is sad at retiring out.
True. Noone that is at end of their life has said:"I wish I worked more."
__________________
Camping Rig: 2006 Outback 27 RSDS--
2005 Dodge 3500 - Dually- Cummins
Full time since June 2006
Dog Folks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
ncason's Avatar
 
Texas Boomers Club
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Camden, NC
Posts: 318
My goal in life was to be a SNOWBIRD. The last day on the job was my first day of true freedom. I cannot believe that they pay me Not To Work
__________________
Nancy & Bill, Camden, NC
Retired and having fun
Cardinal 29WB, '14 Ford F250 dsl 4wd
ncason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 07:50 PM   #49
DDQ
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 13
Worked in automotive 42 years. started when I was 18. Found that there is really no preparation other than what you need to do to keep from getting bored. Seems like everything falls into place on its own. I think I am busier than when I was working. My last day worked was Feb. 28th 2014. Enjoy.... your going to love it!!!
__________________
DDQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 09:21 AM   #50
Community Moderator
 
JMonroe's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: On the road again
Posts: 6,296
Multiple reorganizations, and being part of a department constantly trying to reinvent itself to adjust to new realities, completely removed any enjoyment and satisfaction I had at one time felt in going to work. I hung in a couple of years longer than I had wanted to for the reason many do, it's simply scary to think about the fact that there will be no more money going into the retirement fund, I can only hope we're prepared to live a retirement we'd long dreamed of.

As I said, I hung in a couple of years longer than I wanted, but still left a couple of years before my goal. The latter was simply part of that "will it be enough" fear. The work environment simply became too uncomfortable for me to stay. I had no idea what was expected of me any longer, nor could management seem to define it. We finally decided life is just too short.

That last day was not my most productive. I wore a T-shirt that day, not typically on the approved dress code list, that a co-worker had given me at the retirement party. It reads "I don't want to, I don't have to, you can't make me, I'm retired".

Peggy held on a couple years longer, to the day, retiring two years ago. So far it has all worked out well, financially, which was our biggest concern. After taking out income for a couple of years, and a lump sum to buy an RV lot in Florida, we still have just a bit more in our IRA accounts than we started with. We have no regrets about taking what most would consider an early retirement - a couple of months shy of 58 for me, 60 for Peggy.

See you on the road.
__________________
Jay & Peggy Monroe with Dolly
Can't take it with you - don't plan on leaving any behind
2016 Newmar London Aire 4553, Spartan chassis
Wrangler Unlimited toad
JMonroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 09:41 AM   #51
Member
 
neschultz's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Eastern Shore of MD
Posts: 55
Relieved!
__________________
Norman & Janet & "Minnie" the Weiner dog
2016 RAM 2500
2016 Winnebago Minnie 2401 RG
neschultz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 09:53 AM   #52
Senior Member
 
LeeRevell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Norfleet, Florida
Posts: 188
Wink

I will know come Monday the 30th of June.......
__________________
Dodge 2005 Grand Caravan - minicamper at times.
Ford 1988 E150 Action Conversion Van - camper conversion in progress.
Kawasaki 2005 KLR-650 - excursion vehicle.
LeeRevell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 08:18 PM   #53
Senior Member
 
BA-in-Mich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 412
Out of all of you folks that have retired, besides living off your pensions do all of you have health insurance? including your spouse? I can retire in 3.5 years but the major stepping stone is I'll have insurance but she won't. So with out paying out a boatload every month for her insurance I'll have to continue to work for at least 7 years till she becomes 62. I want to be gone in 3.5 years.
__________________
1990 28' Georgie Boy, 454, 4bbl, Thorley Headers, Recurved Distributor, 8.75 mpg. RVM 76
BA-in-Mich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 09:01 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,860
Guess I'll retire when I die....Just a old trucker... (55) Sure do like reading about those smarter than me,,, living life like it should be..... Monkey
__________________
Monkey, pilot of a Great Dane hauler,
2015 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Alison 4x4 CrewCab 2016 Cougar 28SGS
1ST CAV
monkey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 09:30 PM   #55
Registered User
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,857
Retirement

There's retirement and there idleness.

I was idle until I got bored, about 6 months. Then I found a couple of worthwhile volunteer jobs that I enjoy doing the things I used to call a hobby.
__________________
Muddypaws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 08:10 AM   #56
Senior Member
 
LeeRevell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Norfleet, Florida
Posts: 188
Thumbs up

Today's the DAY! I clean up a few loose ends, clean my desk off, visit the retirement office to ask a few final questions and turn in a final signed form.
Last meeting with my supervisor and team mates to go over what I have been doing.
Then this old dog goes out the door for the final time! The stress level is suddenly greatly reduced.
__________________

__________________
Dodge 2005 Grand Caravan - minicamper at times.
Ford 1988 E150 Action Conversion Van - camper conversion in progress.
Kawasaki 2005 KLR-650 - excursion vehicle.
LeeRevell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.