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Title: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 17, 2020, 11:47:32 AM
so, this morning in the good morning thread i mentioned i was in a pissy mood, well things havent changed!!!!!! :confused:

this COVID  thing really hit our Union hard, finanacially. i deal with shops so it hasnt affected those members much. our field construction has been devistated. most if not all field work was pushed out, delayed or cancelled. the outlook for next year is also really bleek.

with that being said yesterday i was having a conversation with the boss man. he then asked when i was planning on retiring, so i told him my plan. the plan was to retire sometime later on in 2021, hadnt decided if it was before hunting season, or before ice fishing or work through the uglier part of winter and retire spring of 22.

after a bit i got this feeling, so a flat out asked when he wanted me to retire. he said this september after my 63rd birthday. he wanted me to get an agreement up in grand rapids after this 6 year battle up there. this felt like i got hit between the eyes with a baseball bat, and i really got this i dont give a f___ attitude now.  eesententially he is looking to eliminate the shop rep position.

NOW, i totally get the why part and why financially why, the international is watching very, very closely all local lodge finances and actually consolidated a local in the same town the International HDQTRS are. 

long story short......... this reality is hard to wrap my head around, as its not under my terms, or was in my longer term game plan!!!!!!!

ok i'll quit whining!!!!!!
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Post by: mike89 on June 17, 2020, 11:50:47 AM
dat suks but you will survive...   I didn't get to retire on my terms either..  hang in there bud!!!
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Post by: LPS on June 17, 2020, 11:56:51 AM
I had planned on retiring when I hit 65.  You may remember my talking about it.  Well at work we got to talking about it one day.  I checked out my pensions and all was looking good.  It turned out that I was able to retire at 64 and go on my wife's insurance for a year.  I wasn't going to gain that much per month if I worked a year or two longer.  SO when I looked at my vacation time left I was done 6 weeks after we started looking into it.  Actually kind of a scary and quick change in my life.  Haven't regretted it for a minute.  With the Covid thing I have gotten a little lonely at times but can deal with it.  It is a big change not having the people to talk to each day like you do at work.  My wife still works so I am at home unsupervised every day.  SO it is all a matter of how the math works out for you. 
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 17, 2020, 01:29:45 PM
the one thing he mentioned about maybe hiring me occasionally as a consultant.............but at this point in my life, i'm not sure i am willing to do that?? :scratch: :scratch:

there isnt even a close comparision between the shop enviroment and field. its like comparing an elephant to an ant!!!!! i've poured my heart an soul into this job for over 13 years............it suxs big time.   
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: mike89 on June 17, 2020, 01:36:40 PM
consultants can make some dang good money!!!! 
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Post by: glenn57 on June 17, 2020, 02:24:29 PM
well currently my thought process is if they think they can do without a shop rep..........let them figure it out.
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: GrandpaTom on June 17, 2020, 02:57:07 PM
Wow...IAM just reading this.  So sad in so many ways.  Luckily, I was ready to go and got a nice buyout.  You have worked hard doing you representation and this is a big let down.
Now, you have to look at it in several ways.  As disheartening as it is, you did your best and should be proud of that. 
It is very emotional for sure and the consulting thing can ease the let down.  IAM sort of still active with our retirees club and helping the DL flight attendants organize, and that helps some.
Now, another way to look at it, it gives you more time to harass the members here and also to drown some crawlers or lose some crank baits to the big ones. 
No more planning around work during deer season or any other season.
I hope you make the right decision.  Sad as it may appear, you will come to enjoy not going in or having to set the alarm anymore.
Good luck Big Guy.  IAM wishing you the best for sure.
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Post by: glenn57 on June 17, 2020, 03:10:42 PM
thanks Tom......gee.....wonder what that IAM means!!!!!!! :evil: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 17, 2020, 03:17:59 PM
well said Grandpa Tom :happy1:
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Post by: GrandpaTom on June 17, 2020, 03:53:05 PM
thanks Tom......gee.....wonder what that IAM means!!!!!!! :evil: :rotflmao:
My union brothers and sisters use that a lot in conversations on face book.  I know many retirees and we all share the same emotions.  Some days we miss the job, but most of the time find better things to do and move on.
You have some great friends here too and fishing buddies that will help you when things seem to be getting tough.
Hey, join face book......LOL!!!!!  Maybe you can help the Dumpsters campaign.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: deadeye on June 17, 2020, 04:39:02 PM
glenn57, sorry to hear of your predicament.  Sounds like you do have a few options.  I assume you will check if it's better to be laid off than quit to retire.  If your laid off you may be able to collect unemployment for a year or so.  Also, being retired isn't all that bad.  :rotflmao:
I hear you about feeling like they just want you gone and don't give a rats patoot about what you have done but like Grandpa Tom said, its a common emotion.  I highly recommend retirement.  So far for me it's been great.  After 11.5 years I still haven't run out of things to do.  Of course now it takes me longer to do somethings that it did years ago.   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 17, 2020, 06:39:06 PM
Thanks deadeye. I don't believe a layoff is an option. I either retire of one day he says I'm done. I do have the option of going back to the shop I came from. I retain senority rights there. I guess if he tells me I'm done it could be a layoff. I,d get the max UI Of 740.00 but not an option in my mind when I'm eligible for full pension.

I don't think I will have some much of an issue bring retired, it's just not on my terms is the hard part. I had an agenda from now till the day I retired
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Post by: LPS on June 17, 2020, 06:56:05 PM
Be glad you have a retirement option.  !!!!!
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 17, 2020, 06:57:56 PM
Be glad you have a retirement option.  !!!!!
I agree!; :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on June 17, 2020, 07:00:25 PM
That alone makes everything alright!
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 17, 2020, 07:19:25 PM
Well :pouty: I guess my first 3 months of retirement is already planned. :confused: my wife said your going up north for the first 3 months. I can only come home for a few days every now and then to go laundry and reload food. :doah: :scratch: I don't understand  :scratch: I wasn't even getting under her skin.... Yet. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

I told her to don't be threatening me with a good time. :super smiley: :laughroll: :laughroll:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: LPS on June 17, 2020, 07:21:53 PM
Not a bad scenario.  Get it out of you system and calm down.  Then come home...
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Post by: deadeye on June 17, 2020, 07:59:35 PM
glenn,
I did not retire on my terms either.  However, it did come to terms with retirement.  :rotflmao:
Actually I worked for the same company for 36 years and then one day I open my email (I was working from home before it became as popular as it is today) and there's an email from my boss (she lived in a different state).  To my surprise, the email was to notify me that I was laid off and that I need to send in my PC to the attached address.  From then on I was on my own regarding how to exit the company and start training for another job.  I never got around to the training part. LOL.
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Post by: glenn57 on June 17, 2020, 08:32:34 PM
I'll get there!! :happy1: thanks guys. I'll let ya know when I actually start looking forward to it. Just gotta lotta things to look into.
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Post by: Boar on June 17, 2020, 09:29:47 PM
glenn forced retirementnsucks, im sorry my freind, but man i been fired 2 in 3 yrs and eachtime i approached as an opportunity..... 1 door closes onother opens. it will work out budy! we lov ya  dude, wer here for ya!!
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: Gunner55 on June 18, 2020, 06:23:03 AM
I'll get there!! :happy1: thanks guys. I'll let ya know when I actually start looking forward to it. Just gotta lotta things to look into.
When you get over the  :shocked:, are done feelin like Rodney Dangerfield ;) :rolleyes: & actually starting to think :scratch: you might enjoy doing what you want when you want, you might even find you have enough time so that 1 of your friends can teach you how to catch somethin other than those little sunfish & nords that your always after.  :evil: :whistling:                                                                        :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 18, 2020, 06:48:44 AM
I'll get there!! :happy1: thanks guys. I'll let ya know when I actually start looking forward to it. Just gotta lotta things to look into.
When you get over the  :shocked:, are done feelin like Rodney Dangerfield ;) :rolleyes: & actually starting to think :scratch: you might enjoy doing what you want when you want, you might even find you have enough time so that 1 of your friends can teach you how to catch somethin other than those little sunfish & nords that your always after.  :evil: :whistling:                                                                        :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:
:tut: :tut: me likes them sunfish. Best eating fish there is.  Seems to me you like how them little norts turn out. :mooning: :mooning: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: cookie on June 18, 2020, 06:58:15 AM
t can only imagine . That's to bad but I'm sure you will be fine. On a side note every think about forming a union to fight them?
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 18, 2020, 10:44:51 AM
t can only imagine . That's to bad but I'm sure you will be fine. On a side note every think about forming a union to fight them?
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: funny guy..... :rotflmao: on a side note, i'm kinda know as a feller that if a pot needs a stirrin.........i stir it. :sleazy: :sleazy: still thinking about later down the road to do a little stirrin. :sleazy: :evil: :evil: there is 1 shop rep and 5 field reps. when i leave no representation for our shops. not sure thats what they mean by representing your membership??????????
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Post by: delcecchi on June 18, 2020, 09:16:21 PM
thanks Tom......gee.....wonder what that IAM means!!!!!!! :evil: :rotflmao:
My union brothers and sisters use that a lot in conversations on face book.  I know many retirees and we all share the same emotions.  Some days we miss the job, but most of the time find better things to do and move on.
You have some great friends here too and fishing buddies that will help you when things seem to be getting tough.
Hey, join face book......LOL!!!!!  Maybe you can help the Dumpsters campaign.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I got blindsided by a RA, resource action, even though I was planning on retiring soon it still sort of stung for a day or two.   But just remember that old saying about the hand in the bucket of water... 

IAM.   We used to play ball in their parking lot on Cromwell Ave in St Paul.   International Association of Machinists.    It was great.  Just down the block and there were never any cars in the nice blacktop parking lot except an occasional evening when there was a meeting.   
Now it is Highway 280 ...   
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: roony on June 19, 2020, 06:27:36 AM
Best of luck Glenn. You seem like someone with a lot of interests so I bet retirement will suit you well.I call my present job my "retirement job" since I only work 33 hours a week. I plan on another 5 years of it, retiring when I'm 70. I'm just finishing a week of fishing up near Orr and this not working stuff does have some appeal. Anyway, best wishes, it will all work out.
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Post by: LPS on June 19, 2020, 07:55:19 AM
I've been telling the wife I would like to hire some kid for $10 an hour to help me do stuff around here whilst I sat in a lawn chair and managed!  Send me an application Glenn and I will go over it and see if you qualify!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 19, 2020, 08:09:43 AM
I've been telling the wife I would like to hire some kid for $10 an hour to help me do stuff around here whilst I sat in a lawn chair and managed!  Send me an application Glenn and I will go over it and see if you qualify!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

I don't think you could afford his "extra's"!!!!  beer food etc!!!
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Post by: LPS on June 19, 2020, 08:12:06 AM
That is why I will start him at $10 an hour.  Will also stock the garage frig with Ol Mil Light.   :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 19, 2020, 08:24:03 AM
That is why I will start him at $10 an hour.  Will also stock the garage frig with Ol Mil Light.   :rotflmao:
:banghead: :banghead: :taz:well thats a deal breaker right there!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 19, 2020, 08:27:21 AM
right now i'm still pretty unhappy, but like  i told my wife we need to start embracing it cause its gonna happen.

i think she's scared of me being home with her all of the time!!!!!! :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: she also told me the first 3 months after i retire  i have to go up north and i can only come home every 2 weeks to do laundry and restock food. :confused: :pouty: i fired back, WELL  dont threaten me with a good time!!!!!!! :nerd: :nerd:
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Post by: mike89 on June 19, 2020, 08:53:19 AM
oh my I can see the love there!!!!     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: KEN W on June 19, 2020, 09:02:21 AM
You will figure it out Glenn.I retired 13 years ago. Our retirement included an option of taking 25% of our total in a 1 time payment. Then figure out the monthly payment. I took it and we added it to our 401. Why not let us get the interest?

I love gardening, so I went and worked in a grocery store produce department. Put all that into a hunting a fishing account. That lasted until knee surgery. Couldn't stand for 8 hours a day.

I love being retired with lots of activities. You will to. We have traveled since then.....taking 6 cruises and a 21 day bus ride around Europe. With this Covid 19 thing won't be doing any of that till their is a vaccine.

Retire...... :happy1: :happy1:  :happy1:
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Post by: Gunner55 on June 19, 2020, 09:24:11 AM
right now i'm still pretty unhappy, but like  i told my wife we need to start embracing it cause its gonna happen.

i think she's scared of me being home with her all of the time!!!!!! :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: she also told me the first 3 months after i retire  i have to go up north and i can only come home every 2 weeks to do laundry and restock food. :confused: :pouty: i fired back, WELL  dont threaten me with a good time!!!!!!! :nerd: :nerd:
:scratch: Think I'd be scared too! ;) ;D  Afraid you'll drive her :crazy:  I can see lots of babysitting the grandkids in her future, that or counseling. :rolleyes: :smiley: That & a new sign :help: :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:                                              ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 19, 2020, 09:25:43 AM
right now i'm still pretty unhappy, but like  i told my wife we need to start embracing it cause its gonna happen.

i think she's scared of me being home with her all of the time!!!!!! :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: she also told me the first 3 months after i retire  i have to go up north and i can only come home every 2 weeks to do laundry and restock food. :confused: :pouty: i fired back, WELL  dont threaten me with a good time!!!!!!! :nerd: :nerd:
:scratch: Think I'd be scared too! ;) ;D  Afraid you'll drive her :crazy:  I can see lots of babysitting the grandkids in her future, that or counseling. :rolleyes: :smiley: That & a new sign :help: :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:                                              ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :tut: :tut: you should be scared..............i'll be closer to you up north then her!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :nerd: :nerd: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 21, 2020, 09:58:25 AM
last week I requested a pension estimate. I received that yesterday in the mail. along with SS I think I may enjoy being retired. :sleazy: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: mike89 on June 21, 2020, 10:16:07 AM
see it's coming together already!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: Dotch on June 21, 2020, 10:42:31 AM
See? Everything is suddenly unicorns & rainbows! I predict glenn will eventually enjoy going to Menards & noshing on rutabeggars!  :happy1:
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Post by: hawg on June 21, 2020, 10:43:56 AM
Like I said on the other site, retirement is easier than people think if a person is somewhat financially responsible. I thought unions sold themselves as providing job security from knee jerk bad bosses among other things. How can this happen?
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 21, 2020, 10:56:13 AM
Like I said on the other site, retirement is easier than people think if a person is somewhat financially responsible. I thought unions sold themselves as providing job security from knee jerk bad bosses among other things. How can this happen?
it was a financial decision based on the Hall's finance. I represent the shops. They don't bring the revenue in like field construction. Shops pay monthly dues, the field pays monthly dues plus field dues of 4 1/4% of there gross when working. Our field took a real smack when this COVID hit. Most jobs got cancelled or delayed, pushed out to unknown dates, and next year doesn't look good either.

Simple math, my wages, benifits, car and expenses don't add up. I retain senority rights at my former employer and could go back there if I choose, but more than likely won't. I may dabble in something part-time in town, we shall see.
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Post by: Gunner55 on June 21, 2020, 11:48:59 AM
last week I requested a pension estimate. I received that yesterday in the mail. along with SS I think I may enjoy being retired. :sleazy: :happy1: :happy1:
:scratch: Question is, will ANYBODY else?  :tut: :sleazy: :evil:                                            ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Dotch on June 21, 2020, 12:22:03 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 21, 2020, 12:27:26 PM
last week I requested a pension estimate. I received that yesterday in the mail. along with SS I think I may enjoy being retired. :sleazy: :happy1: :happy1:
:scratch: Question is, will ANYBODY else?  :tut: :sleazy: :evil:                                            ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
training-087 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :taz: :taz: :confused: :angry2: :pouty: :mooning:

Dotch... Bite me!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Bobberineyes on June 21, 2020, 12:56:39 PM
Good for you Glenn!! So whens the party??  :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 21, 2020, 01:02:51 PM
Good for you Glenn!! So whens the party??  :happy1:
:scratch: :scratch:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 24, 2020, 11:57:14 AM
94 calender days
57 work days!!!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on June 24, 2020, 12:18:57 PM
Wow.  You are on the home stretch. 
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 24, 2020, 12:29:12 PM
Wow.  You are on the home stretch.
may as well start embracing it instead of being all pissy about it. :pouty: :rolleyes:
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Post by: mike89 on June 24, 2020, 12:33:07 PM
Wow.  You are on the home stretch.
may as well start embracing it instead of being all pissy about it. :pouty: :rolleyes:

how's that workin for ya??????????   
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Post by: glenn57 on June 24, 2020, 12:45:58 PM
Wow.  You are on the home stretch.
may as well start embracing it instead of being all pissy about it. :pouty: :rolleyes:

how's that workin for ya??????????
not real good right now!!!!!! :confused: :confused: :taz: :taz: :banghead:
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Post by: LPS on June 24, 2020, 12:49:32 PM
You will be done by the time Vikings season starts Glenn.  And hunting seasons. 
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Post by: Boar on June 24, 2020, 01:05:13 PM
whiner! :rotflmao:
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Post by: LPS on June 24, 2020, 01:06:08 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 24, 2020, 01:17:40 PM
Wow.  You are on the home stretch.
may as well start embracing it instead of being all pissy about it. :pouty: :rolleyes:

how's that workin for ya??????????
not real good right now!!!!!! :confused: :confused: :taz: :taz: :banghead:

just remember one thing, you get to retire...  how many have lost their jobs that can't retire...  and are now scrambling to get by... 
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Post by: glenn57 on June 24, 2020, 01:18:34 PM
whiner! :rotflmao:
awe go make out with your wax babes!!!!!!!!!! :mooning: :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 24, 2020, 01:20:36 PM
Wow.  You are on the home stretch.
may as well start embracing it instead of being all pissy about it. :pouty: :rolleyes:

how's that workin for ya??????????
not real good right now!!!!!! :confused: :confused: :taz: :taz: :banghead:

just remember one thing, you get to retire...  how many have lost their jobs that can't retire...  and are now scrambling to get by...
and we must not forget those that chose not to work to take advantage of things. :angry2: :confused: if i was one of those you mentioned i could always go back to the shop i was at before i did this gig.
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Post by: mike89 on June 24, 2020, 01:41:47 PM
very true and yes there many taking advantage of this too..  it will all work out!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: roony on June 24, 2020, 05:16:13 PM
I figured something must be up when they paid you to go fishing for a week. :mooning: :mooning: :mooning:
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Post by: mike89 on June 24, 2020, 06:40:25 PM
I figured something must be up when they paid you to go fishing for a week. :mooning: :mooning: :mooning:
and he gets more than one!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 24, 2020, 07:03:09 PM
 :rotflmao: Yea so!! :smoking: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 24, 2020, 07:07:46 PM
:rotflmao: Yea so!! :smoking: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: KEN W on June 25, 2020, 10:03:13 PM
Way to go Glenn :happy1: :happy1:

I don't miss work at all. Only the people I worked with. You will find plenty to do.
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Post by: glenn57 on July 11, 2020, 08:38:16 AM
so this kinda forced retirement thing has had me running a whole spectrum of emotions, from being totally pissed to well, maybe its time and a good thing. so this past 4-5 days I've read and heard things that kinda teed me off.

one of the things that transpired was the International assigning our shops to an International Rep that actually came from a shop. I decided to give him a call!!!!! a half hour phone conversation with him was quite interesting to say the least. I know the guy well, and we talk.

lets just say my attitude towards retiring has changed and its down the path of I think its going to be a good time to retire, and NO I will not go back and be this so called consultant or help. I walk out the door that last day i'm DONE!!

that IR made some comment they may invite me down to the ISO conference in vegas the next time they have it. that be cool. to me that means some of those international people do or did appreciate the job I did the past 13 years. :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: Gunner55 on July 11, 2020, 08:58:11 AM
 :happy1: Good to hear that your startin to get your head wrapped around this situation, bud. :cool: Personally, I'm not sure I'd cut the chord right away as you may have a change of heart down the road, or not. I know for me, I hated my last job & don't miss it 1 bit. Met some good people there though & do miss them.
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Post by: mike89 on July 11, 2020, 09:07:55 AM
2nd Gunner..  I only miss the people too.. 
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Post by: glenn57 on July 11, 2020, 09:14:49 AM
:happy1: Good to hear that your startin to get your head wrapped around this situation, bud. :cool: Personally, I'm not sure I'd cut the chord right away as you may have a change of heart down the road, or not. I know for me, I hated my last job & don't miss it 1 bit. Met some good people there though & do miss them.
oh I hear what your saying, thing is they'll only call when there in a pickle. I could get into helping organize a new shop.

But hear is my thought process, if they feel they don't need me, or can do without me for just 1 more year... Let them figure it out.

I feel bad for my shop members because I truly believe they will not be properly represented.
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Post by: GrandpaTom on July 11, 2020, 09:19:58 AM
Enjoy your retirement.  You will not regret the move.  Sometimes, you miss the friends, but you will meet some more and move on. 
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Post by: Gunner55 on July 11, 2020, 09:21:38 AM
I can see your side too. Not sure how I'd feel if it was me :confused:, very easily I'd be feelin exactly the same.
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Post by: glenn57 on July 30, 2020, 08:22:52 AM
63 days and counting!!!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :rocker; :blues brothers: :stillfish: :old fisherman: :fudd: :fishing:
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Post by: markn on July 30, 2020, 09:24:09 AM
 Mine is 29 more days. Can't wait. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: mike89 on July 30, 2020, 11:14:37 AM
Mine is 29 more days. Can't wait. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:

where do you work in Alex??  and good for you to retire!!!  congrats!!!
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Post by: markn on July 30, 2020, 12:01:26 PM
mike i'm at Douglas Machine. 36 years here a week and half ago on the 18th.  :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: mike89 on July 30, 2020, 12:14:32 PM
mike i'm at Douglas Machine. 36 years here a week and half ago on the 18th.  :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:

that's a darn good run!!!  good for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on July 30, 2020, 01:51:27 PM
Darn impressive Markn.  Everyone wishes they had employees like you.
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Post by: glenn57 on July 30, 2020, 01:55:10 PM
mike i'm at Douglas Machine. 36 years here a week and half ago on the 18th.  :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
heck yea thats a hellova run. had i not taken thus union thug job 13 years ago, i'd have 41 years at DCI!!!!!!!
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Post by: roony on July 30, 2020, 01:56:03 PM
Only about 750 more work days for me unless my health fails.
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Post by: LPS on July 30, 2020, 01:57:06 PM
Heck you can coast thru that Roony...
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Post by: mike89 on July 30, 2020, 03:25:12 PM
Only about 750 more work days for me unless my health fails.

about 4 years??? 
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Post by: Bobberineyes on July 30, 2020, 06:47:23 PM
Good for you guys!!  :happy1: I dont wanna even add mine up yet.. :pouty:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on July 31, 2020, 07:04:42 AM
Only about 6200 days left for me. Jealousy will get me no where. Congrats you guys. :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on July 31, 2020, 07:59:25 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  It goes faster and faster JB.
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Post by: glenn57 on July 31, 2020, 08:16:44 AM
Only about 6200 days left for me. Jealousy will get me no where. Congrats you guys. :happy1:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: hey thats only like about 17 years!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on July 31, 2020, 09:30:45 AM
Wow. Smurfs can do math.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: Good job man! :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on July 31, 2020, 09:32:35 AM
Wow. Smurfs can do math.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: Good job man! :happy1: :happy1:
uppers!!!!!!!!!! with the help of an electronic calculatoer!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on July 31, 2020, 09:33:38 AM
 :happy1: :happy1: That would be how I did it too.
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Post by: deadeye on July 31, 2020, 09:03:10 PM
Congrats markn, I'll bet you are really looking forward to al the free time that will be converted into hunting and fishing.  Best of luck to you in retirement.

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Post by: markn on August 03, 2020, 05:49:06 AM
  Thanks guys, I think my NEW list of projects may be as long as yours deadeye. I'm looking forward to it. Have a great day all. :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 03, 2020, 09:40:38 AM
  Thanks guys, I think my NEW list of projects may be as long as yours deadeye. I'm looking forward to it. Have a great day all. :happy1: :happy1:
markn.........i dont think that list ever ends  :rotflmao: :pouty: and we aint retired yet.

well a trip to the post office at some point today and my pension app is on its way!!!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :happy1: