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Title: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/17/20, 11:47:36 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 06/17/20, 11:50:51 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 06/17/20, 11:56:55 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. 
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/17/20, 01:29:49 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.   
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/17/20, 01:36:44 PM
consultants can make some dang good money!!!! 
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/17/20, 02:24:33 PM
well currently my thought process is if they think they can do without a shop rep..........let them figure it out.
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Post by: GrandpaTom on June 06/17/20, 02:57:11 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 06/17/20, 03:10:46 PM
thanks Tom......gee.....wonder what that IAM means!!!!!!! :evil: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/17/20, 03:18:03 PM
well said Grandpa Tom :happy1:
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Post by: GrandpaTom on June 06/17/20, 03:53:09 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 06/17/20, 04:39:06 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:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/17/20, 06:39:10 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 06/17/20, 06:56:09 PM
Be glad you have a retirement option.  !!!!!
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/17/20, 06:58:00 PM
Be glad you have a retirement option.  !!!!!
I agree!; :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/17/20, 07:00:29 PM
That alone makes everything alright!
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/17/20, 07:19:29 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:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/17/20, 07:21:57 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 06/17/20, 07:59:39 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 06/17/20, 08:32:38 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 06/17/20, 09:29:51 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!!
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Post by: Gunner55 on June 06/18/20, 06:23:07 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 06/18/20, 06:48:48 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:
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Post by: cookie on June 06/18/20, 06:58:19 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?
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/18/20, 10:44:55 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 06/18/20, 09:16:25 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 ...   
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Post by: roony on June 06/19/20, 06:27:40 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 06/19/20, 07:55:23 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 06/19/20, 08:09:47 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 06/19/20, 08:12:10 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 06/19/20, 08:24:07 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:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/19/20, 08:27:25 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 06/19/20, 08:53:23 AM
oh my I can see the love there!!!!     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/19/20, 09:02:25 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 06/19/20, 09:24:15 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:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/19/20, 09:25:47 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 06/21/20, 09:58:29 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 06/21/20, 10:16:11 AM
see it's coming together already!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: Dotch on June 06/21/20, 10:42:35 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 06/21/20, 10:44:00 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?
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/21/20, 10:56:17 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 06/21/20, 11:49:03 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 06/21/20, 12:22:07 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/21/20, 12:27:30 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 06/21/20, 12:56:43 PM
Good for you Glenn!! So whens the party??  :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/21/20, 01:02:55 PM
Good for you Glenn!! So whens the party??  :happy1:
:scratch: :scratch:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/24/20, 11:57:18 AM
94 calender days
57 work days!!!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/24/20, 12:19:01 PM
Wow.  You are on the home stretch. 
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/24/20, 12:29:16 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 06/24/20, 12:33:11 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 06/24/20, 12:46:02 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 06/24/20, 12:49:36 PM
You will be done by the time Vikings season starts Glenn.  And hunting seasons. 
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Post by: Boar on June 06/24/20, 01:05:17 PM
whiner! :rotflmao:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/24/20, 01:06:12 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/24/20, 01:17:44 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 06/24/20, 01:18:38 PM
whiner! :rotflmao:
awe go make out with your wax babes!!!!!!!!!! :mooning: :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/24/20, 01:20:40 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...
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 06/24/20, 01:41:51 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 06/24/20, 05:16:17 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 06/24/20, 06:40:29 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 06/24/20, 07:03:13 PM
 :rotflmao: Yea so!! :smoking: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/24/20, 07:07:50 PM
:rotflmao: Yea so!! :smoking: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/25/20, 10:03:17 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 07/11/20, 08:38:20 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 07/11/20, 08:58:15 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 07/11/20, 09:07:59 AM
2nd Gunner..  I only miss the people too.. 
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Post by: glenn57 on July 07/11/20, 09:14:53 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 07/11/20, 09:20:02 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 07/11/20, 09:21:42 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 07/30/20, 08:22:56 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 07/30/20, 09:24:13 AM
 Mine is 29 more days. Can't wait. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: mike89 on July 07/30/20, 11:14:41 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 07/30/20, 12:01:30 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 07/30/20, 12:14:36 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 07/30/20, 01:51:31 PM
Darn impressive Markn.  Everyone wishes they had employees like you.
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Post by: glenn57 on July 07/30/20, 01:55:14 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 07/30/20, 01:56:07 PM
Only about 750 more work days for me unless my health fails.
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Post by: LPS on July 07/30/20, 01:57:10 PM
Heck you can coast thru that Roony...
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Post by: mike89 on July 07/30/20, 03:25:16 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 07/30/20, 06:47:27 PM
Good for you guys!!  :happy1: I dont wanna even add mine up yet.. :pouty:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on July 07/31/20, 07:04:46 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 07/31/20, 07:59:29 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  It goes faster and faster JB.
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Post by: glenn57 on July 07/31/20, 08:16:48 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 07/31/20, 09:30:49 AM
Wow. Smurfs can do math.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: Good job man! :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on July 07/31/20, 09:32:39 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 07/31/20, 09:33:42 AM
 :happy1: :happy1: That would be how I did it too.
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Post by: deadeye on July 07/31/20, 09:03:14 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 08/03/20, 05:49:10 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 08/03/20, 09:40:42 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:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/13/20, 03:35:51 PM
Done gotz my retirement SS Done and a success.
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/13/20, 03:59:14 PM
 :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: Dotch on August 08/13/20, 04:58:20 PM
Done gotz my retirement SS Done and a success.

Hmmm...I haven't mailed him anything lately  :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/13/20, 05:53:01 PM
Done gotz my retirement SS Done and a success.

Hmmm...I haven't mailed him anything lately  :rotflmao:
:tut: DONT EVEN THINK of mailing what you just emailed me. Well wait... :sleazy: :smoking: :evil: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/13/20, 07:15:10 PM
bout time slow poke!!!   glad ya got it done!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/13/20, 08:37:25 PM
bout time slow poke!!!   glad ya got it done!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:
:pouty: ya know I still gotta do my job. :pouty: :confused: :banghead: :banghead: :rotflmao: but I did get it done on union time. :happy1: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/14/20, 08:17:07 AM
Glenn after retiring!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

https://www.gocomics.com/thegrizzwells/2020/08/14
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/14/20, 08:20:02 AM
Glenn after retiring!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

https://www.gocomics.com/thegrizzwells/2020/08/14
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/14/20, 10:34:37 AM
 48 calender days

34 school days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/14/20, 10:42:16 AM
and a paid week off next week too!!!!   :rotflmao:
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Post by: snow1 on August 08/14/20, 10:51:49 AM
Glenn,I tried retiring last april wilst being furload as non essential,i'm a crabby single old fart that can't survive on my SS income but the unemployment + extra $600 sure helped until july 26th,now my company called me back,but truth be known I need the income,but learning my trade all over again sucks.

Goodluck Glenn if you retire,do it before hunting season,enjoy what you can today as long as you're healthy now,things might change by december for ya.Life is full of surprises.
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/14/20, 10:55:29 AM
thanks snow. i'll be officially retired Oct 1. even got my first day of retirement planned!!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao: gonna make horseradish!!!!!! :happy1:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/14/20, 11:02:34 AM
thanks snow. i'll be officially retired Oct 1. even got my first day of retirement planned!!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao: gonna make horseradish!!!!!! :happy1:

I might have to run down there and get a few goodies from ya!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/14/20, 11:07:09 AM
thanks snow. i'll be officially retired Oct 1. even got my first day of retirement planned!!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao: gonna make horseradish!!!!!! :happy1:

I might have to run down there and get a few goodies from ya!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
come on down. :happy1:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/14/20, 11:35:39 AM
thanks snow. i'll be officially retired Oct 1. even got my first day of retirement planned!!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao: gonna make horseradish!!!!!! :happy1:

I might have to run down there and get a few goodies from ya!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
come on down. :happy1:

sweet!!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on August 08/14/20, 12:01:13 PM
One thing about retirement for me anyways.  The list never gets done.  I get a little stressed cuz I think I have everything done and then up pops a few more things and I try to hurry up and get them done.  Sometimes I just say the heck with it and take a day off and do fun stuff.  I need to do that more often.  The wife is wonderful and tells me to don't worry about it.  Like you tell me she says.  Just wait and do it tomorrow.  LOL  The retirement slogan you remember.  I try to just relax and go with the flow and try to get something done each day even if it is a small thing.  At least I crossed something off the list. 
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Post by: roony on August 08/14/20, 05:45:10 PM
Since its looking more and more like SS is going to be a goner who knows if I will ever retire?

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Post by: delcecchi on August 08/14/20, 06:10:07 PM
Since its looking more and more like SS is going to be a goner who knows if I will ever retire?
Universal Basic Income will fix you up.
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Post by: roony on August 08/14/20, 07:06:02 PM
Been paying in to SS and Medicare for over 49 years. All I want is what I've got coming for health care and as a supplement to our income. I'm afraid it won't happen.
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Post by: LPS on August 08/14/20, 07:44:55 PM
Since its looking more and more like SS is going to be a goner who knows if I will ever retire?


I respectively say BS on the Roony.  My Dad retired about 25 years ago and I remember him and my uncle saying the exact same thing.  We have paid in and we need to make the wacko politicians remember that we paid into it.  It is not an entitlement it is a savings fund.  Anyone that thinks different is the enemy!  Don't forget that and I won't neither.
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/14/20, 08:38:38 PM
Let's not forget when one of the Bush presidents raided it and never paid it back. Why would they care anyway they got all kinds of oil money! :pouty:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/15/20, 07:33:27 AM
Let's not forget when one of the Bush presidents raided it and never paid it back. Why would they care anyway they got all kinds of oil money! :pouty:
I don't recall any Busy raiding it. I know Bush 2 tried to make it that the money you put in went in under your name and then it would be yours and yours alone. But the Dems threw a hissy fit over that.
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Post by: roony on August 08/15/20, 09:38:30 AM
Since its looking more and more like SS is going to be a goner who knows if I will ever retire?


I respectively say BS on the Roony.  My Dad retired about 25 years ago and I remember him and my uncle saying the exact same thing.  We have paid in and we need to make the wacko politicians remember that we paid into it.  It is not an entitlement it is a savings fund.  Anyone that thinks different is the enemy!  Don't forget that and I won't neither.
Just last week the president signed an executive order that, in fact, defunded SS and Medicare. He also said that if he were reelected he would make those cuts permanent.
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Post by: Boar on August 08/15/20, 01:13:00 PM
what would likenis the ss ive paid in since the begining. not juat a monthly payment yil i die. it should all be mine and my families. wen lori and i are gone,  hiw much have we been paid in comparison to how much we,ve paind in.
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Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/15/20, 01:59:06 PM
I havnt seen anything from ss in the mail in quite a while,  just about logged in and created an account on their website just to see how its doing, but im 11 years away from retirement anyway, but still it might be worth watching.
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Post by: LPS on August 08/15/20, 07:06:28 PM
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what would likenis the ss ive paid in since the begining. not juat a monthly payment yil i die. it should all be mine and my families. wen lori and i are gone,  hiw much have we been paid in comparison to how much we,ve paind in.
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If you live long enough you will draw back more than you put in!  You can create an account nf a few minutes and keep looking at it whenever you want to.  Can enter when you may retire and click the deal and will pop up with your numbers. You can play with the numbers to see how it works out for you. 
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/15/20, 07:31:14 PM
 :surrender: :scratch: every so often I get a statement from S.S. My estimate was $2900.09 per month. I'm sure taxes have to be taken also. I till I turn 65 I'm pretty much covered by the union plan.

LPS, is right do the math. I'd have to live till I'm 77 before it matters.

Same with my pension. I need to draw for 4  1/2 years maybe 4 based on my numbers then it's actually been all paid out what I have put in.
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Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/16/20, 07:21:34 AM
I havnt seen anything from ss in the mail in quite a while,  just about logged in and created an account on their website just to see how its doing, but im 11 years away from retirement anyway, but still it might be worth watching.
It's easy to start an online account & I had 1 long before I was ready to draw. By putting in my different retirement dates it was easy for me to see that I'd be 75  :scratch: before I would make up the difference between drawing at 62 or waiting 'til I was 65. So I choose 62
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Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/16/20, 07:46:40 AM
It was kinda nice getting those statements but I will create an account,  thanks gents!
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Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/16/20, 07:56:46 AM
I still get a statement at the end of the year ,Boober. Now instead of showing my earnings for the previous year, it now shows me how much I can make without it effecting my SSA. Being that you'll still be workin, I think :scratch: you should still get a statement every year with what they have for your earnings that year & how it effects what you'll be able to draw.
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Post by: delcecchi on August 08/16/20, 08:39:12 AM
Let's not forget when one of the Bush presidents raided it and never paid it back. Why would they care anyway they got all kinds of oil money! :pouty:

It was your buddy LBJ.   He put it on budget to cover up the deficits from the Democrats war in Vietnam.   

And sorry to say, it is indeed an entitlement, and we have no legal recourse if Congress were to cut or abolish it.   But a lot of us vote...
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Post by: LPS on August 08/16/20, 09:07:51 AM
It is too bad that health insurance is such a huge financial burden on us, actually dictating when we can retire.  I remember when I was about 16 and my Dad and Uncle were talking about how now they had a few dollars taken out of their checks to help fund their health care.  I remember them saying how it may even go up next year and eventually they could be paying $100 a month for a family policy. 
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Post by: LPS on August 08/16/20, 09:35:41 AM
Now that I rethought that last comment I think what they were saying is that a family policy could cost as much as $100.  With it being that much money their employers may have to start taking some money out of their checks to help pay for it. 
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Post by: roony on August 08/16/20, 10:57:41 AM
Grey lives matter.
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/16/20, 11:09:24 AM
Grey lives matter.

amen brother!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: dutchboy on August 08/16/20, 12:54:05 PM
What happens if you earn more then you are suppose while drawing social security? They come & slice a toe off?
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/16/20, 01:06:49 PM
What happens if you earn more then you are suppose while drawing social security? They come & slice a toe off?
naw they force you to spend a day with Trump. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Seriously I think they wack your benifits.
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Post by: roony on August 08/16/20, 02:13:54 PM
If you wait until full retirement age there is no wacking of benefits. If you retire early, they cut your benefits if you earn over a certain amount. That is one reason to consider waiting until full retirement age which varies with your date of birth.
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Post by: LPS on August 08/16/20, 02:31:11 PM
In my case I could make $17,000 or so a year which is about $1,400 a month.  If you make more than that in a month and you let them know right away you just don't get your SS benefit that month.  If you don't tell them and they find out later there are repercussions and I don't know what they are.  The year you turn 65 you can earn about $40,000 a year.  Once you enter the year of turning 66 you can earn as much as you want.  This is pretty accurate but double check it. 
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Post by: LPS on August 08/16/20, 02:37:05 PM
I retired when I was 64 so that $17,000 a year applied to me at that point.  That is not take home it is the gross amount you make as W-2 income.  Interest income or rental income doesn't count.  Only if you receive a W-2 for that income.  So they told me it is best to shoot for $1,300 cuz it is a shame if you lost your SS monthly benefit cuz you earned $50 too much that month. I called the Bemidji office since it is closest to me.  They were so helpful every time I called.  If you contact them they will send you a schedule letting you know how much you will make and you can look years in advance to see what you will get.  Or like we said just make an acct. and keep in touch there.  Takes 5 minutes.  You will look at it frequently.   
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/16/20, 02:43:09 PM
When I get retired, I'm not do sure I am going to want to work that much to worry about it. Easy to say now, depends how often my wife chases me outta da house. :confused: :evil: :rotflmao:
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Post by: LPS on August 08/16/20, 02:45:18 PM
I was going to work part time but haven't so far.  The wife is glad I didn't and can just stay home and relax or get something done if I feel like it.  I can see the working part time would be fun just to see some people and have something to talk about.  BUT not there yet.   :sleazy:
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Post by: dutchboy on August 08/16/20, 06:44:22 PM
Thank you gentlemen.
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Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/17/20, 08:14:58 AM
What happens if you earn more then you are suppose while drawing social security? They come & slice a toe off?
My last year end statement told me of this years increase in monthly benefits & went on to say that I could earn either $17,800 or $18,800 :confused: this year without it effecting my monthly amount. I'm not sure :scratch: if I read it on that statement or if it was online but I did read that if I made over that amount I would lose $1 of monthly benefits for every $2 over the 17.8-18.8 K I earned.
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Post by: delcecchi on August 08/17/20, 09:22:44 AM
The good news, as I understand it, is that if you happen to make too much to get a benefit some month, your benefit gets refigured as if you started a month later, or something like that.   And I don't think you need to contact them if you are going to be working, they take care of it automatically.   
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Post by: snow1 on August 08/17/20, 09:48:13 AM
So,Ive been away from this site since april ,did something happen to Reb?Figured he would be all over this thread being retired himself...
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Post by: Boar on August 08/17/20, 10:29:36 AM
glenn chased him and reiny away... :pouty:
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Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/17/20, 10:37:21 AM
glenn chased him and reiny away... :pouty:
:tut:  :whistling: No sign of Reb at all, but RH has been lookin, no posts, to see what we're up to now & then. His profile says he was lookin yday.
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/17/20, 10:37:29 AM
glenn chased him and reiny away... :pouty:
:censored: :doah: :pouty: :pouty: :pouty:

i did no such thing!!!!!!!!!! :tut: :tut:
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Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/17/20, 10:41:43 AM
glenn chased him and reiny away... :pouty:
:censored: :doah: :pouty: :pouty: :pouty:

i did no such thing!!!!!!!!!! :tut: :tut:
:scratch: :rolleyes:  :bonk: :banghead: :bs:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/17/20, 11:29:42 AM
glenn chased him and reiny away... :pouty:
:censored: :doah: :pouty: :pouty: :pouty:

i did no such thing!!!!!!!!!! :tut: :tut:
Yes you did.  :pouty:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/17/20, 12:02:39 PM
 :tut: :tut: :tut: they left on there own accord...........based on personal opinions.........they could of just as well ignored me. :doah:

its what i do, well most of the time!!!!!!!!! :happy1:
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Post by: snow1 on August 08/17/20, 12:09:39 PM
glenn did you have one of your crabby spells? hope reiny is okay he always voiced good opinions,reb was flat out on target didn't sugar coat nothin,both seemed like good guyz.
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/17/20, 12:23:57 PM
it's history......... 
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/17/20, 02:03:41 PM
glenn did you have one of your crabby spells? hope reiny is okay he always voiced good opinions,reb was flat out on target didn't sugar coat nothin,both seemed like good guyz.
nope not at all. I've actually had some good email conversations with Reb.

And for the record, dew2 quit coming here because of your posts and opinions on mille lacs lake.

With that being said, unless it's actually retirement conversations I'm done with this type of conversation. Like Mike said it's history.
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Post by: snow1 on August 08/17/20, 02:38:06 PM
Agreed.
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/18/20, 07:00:07 AM
I agree too. Just don't need to take things too personal on here.
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Post by: LPS on August 08/18/20, 07:40:17 AM
Yes and it is easy to take things too personal too. 
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Post by: roony on August 08/18/20, 11:40:18 AM
If anybody should be all butthurt around here it should be me. :mooning: :mooning: :mooning:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/18/20, 11:42:53 AM
Really it should be Glenn, He is like the chickens a$$. Always getting picked on.  ;) :evil: :angel:
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Post by: snow1 on August 08/18/20, 12:56:18 PM
There ya go pickin on ole glenn.... ;)
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/18/20, 02:01:34 PM
Really it should be Glenn, He is like the chickens a$$. Always getting picked on.  ;) :evil: :angel:
I can handle it. :happy1: I might even dish a little out. :evil: :sleazy: :sleazy: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/18/20, 03:23:26 PM
Really it should be Glenn, He is like the chickens a$$. Always getting picked on.  ;) :evil: :angel:
I can handle it. :happy1: I might even dish a little out. :evil: :sleazy: :sleazy: :rotflmao:
That is what makes it fun.
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: LPS on August 08/18/20, 06:09:02 PM
He asks for it!
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/18/20, 06:45:52 PM
He asks for it!
:shocked: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :angel: :evil:
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Post by: markn on August 08/19/20, 05:55:57 AM
Went to Sauk Centre yesterday and picked my retirement gift (from myself). May have go for a ride Labor Day weekend in Hubbard Co.  :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/19/20, 06:35:19 AM
ahh good oh Country Cat!!!  congrats!!! 
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/19/20, 06:54:08 AM
Saweet!!!!  :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on August 08/19/20, 07:13:48 AM
Cool as heck!  Good for you!
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/19/20, 07:58:55 AM
 :happy1: :happy1: nice ride Mark!! :happy1:
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Post by: markn on August 08/19/20, 12:20:10 PM
  Thanks for the comments guys. Pretty good bunch down in Sauk at CC. :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: deadeye on August 08/19/20, 07:06:00 PM
markn, hey, I'm retired too, where's mine.  I'm a bit jealous.  Congrats looks great.  Now, can you keep the kids out of it. 
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Post by: markn on August 08/20/20, 06:12:23 AM
deadeye, yours has eight wheels I thought. And I hide the key. By the way your old buggy is in Wadena Co. and still runs like Swiss watch. Thanks. Drove it to the trap range last night and shot a couple of rounds. Need to start buying some trinkets for it now.  :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: deadeye on August 08/20/20, 09:25:50 AM
Glad to hear it's still working for you.  The Argo still gets us to Buck Ridge and hasn't gotten stuck yet.  Lord help us if it does get stuck.  :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/21/20, 08:08:10 AM
so last nite at the membership meeting the members approved me being able to keep my phone and laptop!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:

then the car. when i looked at kelly blue book they valued it at 3818.00 to 4200.00. we need to actually sell it to the dealership then he sells to me. he said on the lot it would value at 8 grand. both myself and da boss disagreed and said that was way to much. so he swung it by the executive board and agreed to sell it to me for 5500.00. little more then what i wanted to pay but i'm not gonna argue. he did let me put new tires on it. along with an oil change that bill was close to 12oo bucks. it'll be about 6 grand with tax and title transfer.

so you guys think thats an OK deal?????? it'll have a 163,000 mile on it, had a new tranny put in it a year ago and has no dings in it, or rust. whadda think????????

also the furlough thing is going to continue through spet. so my last day of actual being on payroll  will be friday sept 25th. furlough that last 3 days. i cant wait now. he also said its probably going to get worse as inthe rest of the staff will be furloughed a month at a time through the end of the year..........so its a good time to be retiring in my opinion. he wasnt to optomistict for 2021 at this point either. 
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Post by: LPS on August 08/21/20, 08:18:51 AM
What kind of car is it and what year?
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/21/20, 08:23:23 AM
2017 chevy impala. sorry, kinda forgot those details!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

in todays paper they had an Auto section, there was a 2016 chevy malibu for 12,000. not sure the mileage though!!!!!!
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Post by: LPS on August 08/21/20, 08:28:11 AM
Yours is high in mileage but the cars now can go lots of miles.  Sounds like a good deal Glenn. 
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/21/20, 08:29:22 AM
Yours is high in mileage but the cars now can go lots of miles.  Sounds like a good deal Glenn.
kinda what i'm thinkin!!!!!! :happy1:

thanks always nice to have a second opinion!!!!!! :happy1:

yea i do a lot of windshield time. for instance, on tuesday i go to sioux falls, and wed i got to grand rapids mn.
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/21/20, 08:36:25 AM
I'd buy it I do think so yes not a bad deal over all...
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Post by: Steve-o on August 08/21/20, 08:54:49 AM
And what is the alternative???  :confused:

You'd have to go out and buy something else?  You know the maintenance records and driving history.
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/21/20, 09:26:13 AM
What SteveO said is what i was thinking too. Knowing what you have already is worth something too.
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Post by: LPS on August 08/21/20, 09:41:57 AM
Being it is all hwy miles helps too.  It didn't stop at every stop sign in town for all of those miles.  And the doors weren't slammed every 10 miles at the end of a short trip like most family cars. 
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Post by: Steve-o on August 08/21/20, 11:02:03 AM
But, hey!  We don't know how Glenn drives.  Maybe it wasn't such a good deal after all.     :scratch:

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Post by: mike89 on August 08/21/20, 11:17:04 AM
But, hey!  We don't know how Glenn drives.  Maybe it wasn't such a good deal after all.     :scratch:

that's for sure!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: snow1 on August 08/21/20, 11:28:25 AM
LPS,your insight is spot on,my learning curve for retirement was lacking,leaned " by gosh and by golly" but your info is accurate

thanx,

oh,none essential employee started for me last april,UE beifits helped to pad my SS income,I sniffed around for some part time gig but not seriously looking,nothing for a hard ,beat up old fart...So spent many afternoons after morning workouts at white bear lake public boat access,amussing myself watching folks trying to launch boats,cheap humor,its amazing how unaware folks are at this access,no concern about other folks,just pull in,block the access for other folks with they're shete together rigs ready to launch or trailer out.these folks are clueless the circus starts,take the tarp off,unload vehicle and load boat etc.,folks fuming behind,some voice up,then the trailers afraid of the water....classic. last month they had a shooting one affernoon...little extreme just to put in.
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Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/21/20, 01:07:31 PM
2017 chevy impala. sorry, kinda forgot those details!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

in todays paper they had an Auto section, there was a 2016 chevy malibu for 12,000. not sure the mileage though!!!!!!
I did a little checkin, glenn, it's got the 3.6L/6 cyl right? Couldn't get a quote from Edmunds without the VIN :scratch: :confused: so I gave KBB a look. Is it the LS, LT, or the Premier model? I'm bettin it's the LS, for that year, in your zip code, in very good condition, & those miles the value for trade in is between $5400-$6900. So I'd say they're tryin to treat you right. :cool:
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Post by: LPS on August 08/21/20, 02:26:27 PM
Then you can spend a buttload on your retirement truck!  Or did you buy Mikes truck?
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/21/20, 02:59:05 PM
Then you can spend a buttload on your retirement truck!  Or did you buy Mikes truck?

naw he doesn't want something that nice!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/21/20, 05:01:18 PM
Do it Glenn!! Just watch all the little grocery runs, keep it warmed up. I bet your fish house could be strapped to the top, nice and lite rig.. :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/21/20, 05:10:34 PM
2017 chevy impala. sorry, kinda forgot those details!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

in todays paper they had an Auto section, there was a 2016 chevy malibu for 12,000. not sure the mileage though!!!!!!
I did a little checkin, glenn, it's got the 3.6L/6 cyl right? Couldn't get a quote from Edmunds without the VIN :scratch: :confused: so I gave KBB a look. Is it the LS, LT, or the Premier model? I'm bettin it's the LS, for that year, in your zip code, in very good condition, & those miles the value for trade in is between $5400-$6900. So I'd say they're tryin to treat you right. :cool:
thanks Gunner, I appreciate the research. yea it the LS. IF HOPE they'd treat me right. I was there 13 1/2 years basically on my own. Yea I think they did me right. :happy1: I'm satisfied.

Mikey.. go to bed!!! :rotflmao:

Boober... That's going to be my wife's car. Still looking for a truck but the credit union is f***in the dog. They don't come through soon it's see ya. Been there 30 years and this Covid crap don't help. Otherwise I have other plans. :sleazy: :sleazy:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/21/20, 05:11:06 PM
Oh yea beer good. :happy1: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/21/20, 05:12:52 PM
Then you can spend a buttload on your retirement truck!  Or did you buy Mikes truck?
naw I'd need to check it with one of them black lights and am deathly afraid of what I might find. :mooning: :sleazy: :evil: :surrender: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 08:24:04 AM
33 calender days!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: take out furlough days, weekends and holiday makes 15 actual in office work days!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :blues brothers: :rocker;
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Post by: deadeye on August 08/24/20, 08:49:16 AM
Time to start a "short timers" chain.   :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/24/20, 09:03:55 AM
Time to start a "short timers" chain.   :rotflmao:

well Glenn is sort of short...  just sayin....    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 09:13:58 AM
Time to start a "short timers" chain.   :rotflmao:

well Glenn is sort of short...  just sayin....    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:tut: :tut: :pouty: :pouty:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/24/20, 09:20:00 AM
Time to start a "short timers" chain.   :rotflmao:

well Glenn is sort of short...  just sayin....    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:tut: :tut: :pouty: :pouty:

mornin Glenn!!!   :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 09:24:44 AM
 :rotflmao: morning!!!  :happy1: and I wouldn't take to loud.  :rotflmao: you aren't especially blessed in the height category either. :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/24/20, 09:51:52 AM
:rotflmao: morning!!!  :happy1: and I wouldn't take to loud.  :rotflmao: you aren't especially blessed in the height category either. :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao:

oh I know that!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: markn on August 08/24/20, 09:57:18 AM
33 calender days!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: take out furlough days, weekends and holiday makes 15 actual in office work days!!!!!!



 Pencil me in for FOUR DAYS left to go. Meet with HR Friday morning and that's it. Can't wait. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: deadeye on August 08/24/20, 10:03:21 AM
markn, kind of exciting and scary at the same time. Really cool though. 
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Post by: pickelfarmer on August 08/24/20, 10:05:48 AM
33 calender days!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: take out furlough days, weekends and holiday makes 15 actual in office work days!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :blues brothers: :rocker;

HOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLD on here... You mean to tell me you call what you been doing these last 80 years work?  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 10:30:26 AM
33 calender days!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: take out furlough days, weekends and holiday makes 15 actual in office work days!!!!!!



 Pencil me in for FOUR DAYS left to go. Meet with HR Friday morning and that's it. Can't wait. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
:happy1: :happy1: :happy1: i can imagaine the big grin on your face as you typed that!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

but are you getting anything done these next 4 days??????????? :scratch: :doah: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 10:31:39 AM
33 calender days!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: take out furlough days, weekends and holiday makes 15 actual in office work days!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :blues brothers: :rocker;

HOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLD on here... You mean to tell me you call what you been doing these last 80 years work?  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
well i'll be damned............look what the wind blew in!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

yea darn tootin..lots of blood sweat and tears!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: markn on August 08/24/20, 12:14:34 PM
  Getting anything you ask? I sure am........lunch right now. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: delcecchi on August 08/24/20, 05:13:31 PM
Time to start a "short timers" chain.   :rotflmao:

He is so short he needs to stand on a box to tie his boots....
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Post by: pickelfarmer on August 08/24/20, 08:35:46 PM
33 calender days!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: take out furlough days, weekends and holiday makes 15 actual in office work days!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :blues brothers: :rocker;

HOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLD on here... You mean to tell me you call what you been doing these last 80 years work?  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
well i'll be damned............look what the wind blew in!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

yea darn tootin..lots of blood sweat and tears!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess they say a broken clock is right twice a day.. You might be on to something there... Only thing that troubles me is you are going to have even more time to stir crap here on line!!  :coffee: :coffee: :sleazy:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 08:36:53 PM
 :rotflmao: Yea maybe. :happy1: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :sleazy:
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Post by: pickelfarmer on August 08/24/20, 09:24:50 PM
:rotflmao: Yea maybe. :happy1: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :sleazy:

 :crazy: :crazy:
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Post by: markn on August 08/27/20, 05:47:15 AM
 OK gents,  it's my last full day at work today. I have a short exiting meeting tomorrow morning with HR and have NO plans on staying after that. So officailly (my spelling sucks) it has been 36 years and 41 days at this job. Hell of a run. My only plans after tomorrow are to clean out both of the garages and toss the crap in them I should have done 20 years ago. After that I may try to see if I still know how to shoot a grouse or two. Maybe a duck and goose too. Get ready for deer hunting, have coffee and breakfast with the dog. Maybe throw a few smart remarks at glenn on here.
 Looking like it's getting a bit busier than I thought. Oh well, can't wait to get started with my new chapter of life. Have a great day everyone, I will. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/27/20, 06:23:47 AM
 :Clap: Congrats!! :party1: :happybounce:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on August 08/27/20, 06:25:56 AM
Congrats Mark!! Enjoy your new chapter.
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Post by: mike89 on August 08/27/20, 06:36:15 AM
congrats Mark!!!  wishing the best for ya!!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on August 08/27/20, 07:33:51 AM
Wonderful and congrats Markn.  AND, LOLOL  That garage cleanout will take maybe a year or two to complete.  That will lead into different projects as you run across things in there that you forgot about.  I am in summer #2 of retirement and still not done with all of my projects.  LOL  BUT don't forget.  Why do it all today, there is always tomorrow!  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on August 08/27/20, 08:15:00 AM
OK gents,  it's my last full day at work today. I have a short exiting meeting tomorrow morning with HR and have NO plans on staying after that. So officailly (my spelling sucks) it has been 36 years and 41 days at this job. Hell of a run. My only plans after tomorrow are to clean out both of the garages and toss the crap in them I should have done 20 years ago. After that I may try to see if I still know how to shoot a grouse or two. Maybe a duck and goose too. Get ready for deer hunting, have coffee and breakfast with the dog. Maybe throw a few smart remarks at glenn on here.
 Looking like it's getting a bit busier than I thought. Oh well, can't wait to get started with my new chapter of life. Have a great day everyone, I will. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
congrats Mark.

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: and have at it.....start winging them smart alleck remarks!!!! :rotflmao: its not like your the only one!!!!! :confused: :pouty: :doah:

in 30 calender days....i'll be firing back!!!!!!!!

i've been doing a lot of soul searching and come to the conclusion that  i'm going to do volunteer work. in the words of comedian Steve Martin........i'm going to volunteer for unwed mothers.......getting them started.   :evil: :evil:
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Post by: Dotch on August 08/27/20, 09:06:14 AM
Congrats markn! Hope you can do all the things you missed out on whilst working. Luckily glenn's an easy target... :rotflmao:
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Post by: markn on August 08/27/20, 12:08:07 PM
Thanks guys, an hour and 53 minutes to go..................... :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on August 08/27/20, 01:24:52 PM
When you are retired it is completely ok to take a nap after lunch too. 
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/01/20, 08:46:43 AM
25 calender days!!!!!!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :happybounce:
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Post by: Jerkbiat on September 09/01/20, 09:18:40 AM
 :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: GrandpaTom on September 09/01/20, 09:43:21 AM
OK gents,  it's my last full day at work today. I have a short exiting meeting tomorrow morning with HR and have NO plans on staying after that. So officailly (my spelling sucks) it has been 36 years and 41 days at this job. Hell of a run. My only plans after tomorrow are to clean out both of the garages and toss the crap in them I should have done 20 years ago. After that I may try to see if I still know how to shoot a grouse or two. Maybe a duck and goose too. Get ready for deer hunting, have coffee and breakfast with the dog. Maybe throw a few smart remarks at glenn on here.
 Looking like it's getting a bit busier than I thought. Oh well, can't wait to get started with my new chapter of life. Have a great day everyone, I will. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
Welcome to the retirement gang.  Have a great one and don't pick on G57 too much. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Leech~~ on September 09/01/20, 11:49:18 AM
OK gents,  it's my last full day at work today. I have a short exiting meeting tomorrow morning with HR and have NO plans on staying after that. So officailly (my spelling sucks) it has been 36 years and 41 days at this job. Hell of a run. My only plans after tomorrow are to clean out both of the garages and toss the crap in them I should have done 20 years ago. After that I may try to see if I still know how to shoot a grouse or two. Maybe a duck and goose too. Get ready for deer hunting, have coffee and breakfast with the dog. Maybe throw a few smart remarks at glenn on here.
 Looking like it's getting a bit busier than I thought. Oh well, can't wait to get started with my new chapter of life. Have a great day everyone, I will. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:

Now that you will be on a fixed income. You may want to have a big garage sale and sell all the crap your going to throw.  Little more gas money to go grouse hunting.   :happy1:
That's my plan in 2 years.  Sell everything and move out of Brooklyn Center up north where there's less gun fire going on!   :police: :police:  :surrender:
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Post by: markn on September 09/02/20, 09:38:31 AM
  Thought about that leech. Not sure if any of my crap is worth anything, I'll find out next week when I tear into my little garage and get started on it. That's when I'll see exactly what is in there. I desperately need the room with the latest addition of the side by side. If all works out I hope to build pole barn next Summer. 36' x 56'. Then I'll have some room for "stuff". I do know there's a hitch to attach to a car and pull it behind a motorhome, if anyone is interested the first C-note takes it. I think it's a $300.00 hitch. Have a great day all.  :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: delcecchi on September 09/02/20, 04:46:38 PM
  Thought about that leech. Not sure if any of my crap is worth anything, I'll find out next week when I tear into my little garage and get started on it. That's when I'll see exactly what is in there. I desperately need the room with the latest addition of the side by side. If all works out I hope to build pole barn next Summer. 36' x 56'. Then I'll have some room for "stuff". I do know there's a hitch to attach to a car and pull it behind a motorhome, if anyone is interested the first C-note takes it. I think it's a $300.00 hitch. Have a great day all.  :happy1: :happy1:

Better hurry. Likely to get exciting in November and December and I ain't talking deer hunting
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/08/20, 08:33:55 AM
17 calender, 8 1/2 days to report to the office!!!!!!!!!

guess i gotta come in meeting day at noon so they can wine and dine me before i officially retire. and they told me to bring a designated driver for after the meeting refreshments!!!!!!! :drinking: :drinking: :tequila; :toast: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: The General on September 09/13/20, 05:53:07 PM
The Mrs. and I stopped in to see Glenn on our way home.   He wasn't home but the neighbors said they saw him riding off into the sunset yesterday and fell off his house twice trying to get there.   Maybe next time little buddy.
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/13/20, 05:57:40 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: ha. :bs: :rotflmao:

.
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Post by: mike89 on September 09/13/20, 07:31:26 PM
excellent!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/13/20, 07:45:20 PM
excellent!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:tut: awe pipe down over there! :tut: :confused: :rolleyes: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on September 09/13/20, 07:45:44 PM
and I have been by that area too so I know where it is...  but I think it was named after Glenn Walters.... 
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/14/20, 08:34:21 AM
11 1/2 calender days!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 1/2 school days!!!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/15/20, 08:52:46 PM
FINALLY, after playing phone tag for the past 3 weeks with the social security guy, we connected this afternoon. He said I'll start getting checks in Nov and payday is the 3rx week of the month. :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: deadeye on September 09/16/20, 08:22:23 AM
So, to get this right, he said "checks in the mail"   :rotflmao:
I assume things will go right for you.  There was mass confusion a number of years ago.  If I spoke to three people and ask the same question I would get at least two different answers.   :crazy:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/16/20, 08:39:08 AM
So, to get this right, he said "checks in the mail"   :rotflmao:
I assume things will go right for you.  There was mass confusion a number of years ago.  If I spoke to three people and ask the same question I would get at least two different answers.   :crazy:
well thats what he told me!!!!!!!! :happy1: its direct deposit of course but we shall see come November!!!!!!! :scratch: :scratch:
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Post by: markn on September 09/16/20, 09:02:44 AM
glenn,, I was told it will take three months to get your first check from social security. The bad news for me is I just turned 61 yesterday and have to wait another year before I can draw. Don't worry, it will be Saturday ever day real soon. :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/16/20, 09:28:48 AM
glenn,, I was told it will take three months to get your first check from social security. The bad news for me is I just turned 61 yesterday and have to wait another year before I can draw. Don't worry, it will be Saturday ever day real soon. :happy1: :happy1:
yea that is what i was told also..........but i did start this process with SS back in August filling it out online so the 3 months is about correct.

i also must of filled it out correctly because that phone call was simply to verify if it was really me. but them buggers are sneaky. :tut: :tut: :tut: good thing i have lotz of practice catching management people trying to slip things by me. :tut: :doah: :rotflmao:

he threw out a couple questions like pushing my retirement date to 2021, about when i started working........ he didnt fool me. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: markn on September 09/17/20, 07:58:35 AM
  glenn, I did the math collecting SS starting at 62, a lesser amount, and then at 66 and 10 months which is max. It will take me until age 87 for the both of them to add up to the same amount. It was a "no-brainer" decision for me.  :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/17/20, 08:46:54 AM
  glenn, I did the math collecting SS starting at 62, a lesser amount, and then at 66 and 10 months which is max. It will take me until age 87 for the both of them to add up to the same amount. It was a "no-brainer" decision for me.  :happy1: :happy1:
:happy1: yep pretty much how I looked at it too!!!

I started paying into Ss when I was 16. Time to collect. One of his questions was when I started working, I had to think quick and hard about what year I started to pay taxes and SS. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/25/20, 08:52:12 AM
todays the day i've worked all my life for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :blues brothers: :rocker; ogt that odd queezy feeling in my gut though. last time i had that was when i started this job and then when the guy i took over for walked out the door for the last time i knew i was on my own.

it must be that new page in your life and not knowing what to expect. been working since 16 and cut lawns for cash before that!!
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: LPS on September 09/25/20, 09:00:10 AM
It is a big moment Glenn.  You will handle it just fine.  There is a learning curve though.  It has been 2 years for me and I am still learning to relax and enjoy it.  Gets better all of the time.
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Post by: Dotch on September 09/25/20, 09:00:46 AM
It is a kinda unique position to be in, ain't it glenn? Am on the threshold of it here and while it will likely be a more gradual transition than yours, I can empathize with what it'll be like. Hard to believe a person has worked as many years as you have sometimes. My congratulations to you! May you come to enjoy the finer things in life, such as tomatoes and cottage cheese!  :rotflmao:

Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/25/20, 09:05:32 AM
It is a kinda unique position to be in, ain't it glenn? Am on the threshold of it here and while it will likely be a more gradual transition than yours, I can empathize with what it'll be like. Hard to believe a person has worked as many years as you have sometimes. My congratulations to you! May you come to enjoy the finer things in life, such as tomatoes and cottage cheese!  :rotflmao:
:banghead: :banghead: you putz!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: Jerkbiat on September 09/25/20, 09:30:57 AM
Awesome day Glenn. You will have a few years to get it mastered so you can fill me in on all the secrets to success when I get to it. Congrats!
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: Boar on September 09/25/20, 09:56:22 AM
ibsee a congratultiins is in order!  but im so confused as to what exactly are yu retireing from???
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/25/20, 09:58:11 AM
ibsee a congratultiins is in order!  but im so confused as to what exactly are yu retireing from???
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:i can assure you it wont be from being your nightmare!!!!!!!! :happy1: :super smiley: :super smiley: :laughroll: :laughroll: :dancinred:

oh and thanks everyone!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: snow1 on September 09/25/20, 10:28:25 AM
Congrats glenn,I tried when I was furload last april,decided I couldn't survive on SS so half assed looked for a part time job near my home,found out what discrimination is like,no one wants to hire a senior citizen,so got my old job back trying to re-learn after 4 months off.

Enjoy it glenn consider yourself lucky you have you're health and deer season is fast approaching.

More time in deer camp!
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: GrandpaTom on September 09/25/20, 03:01:16 PM
Welcome to the retirees gang Big Guy.  Try to keep busy, but don't overdo it.  Lots of time now to enjoy the outdoors.   :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Post by: Steve-o on September 09/25/20, 05:08:15 PM
If you want to go full circle, I got $20 bucks and a lawn that needs clipping.

Congrats.
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Post by: mike89 on September 09/27/20, 04:09:21 PM
congrats Glenn!!   :happy1:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/26/20, 09:17:13 AM
So my former employer DCI gave this to me at my retirement party. I spent 28 years working there welding stainless steel,and the next 13 1/2 years being a pain in there butt.
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: LPS on December 12/26/20, 09:23:02 AM
That is pretty darn nice Glenn.
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: dutchboy on December 12/26/20, 09:36:12 AM
Along the retirement lines........

What do you retired guys do to take up the time? I retired the end of August and am bored silly.
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: Leech~~ on December 12/26/20, 09:51:43 AM
Not there yet, but It seems like when your not retired you have to much to do and not enough time. Look back and do all those things you said you would do or wanted to do the last 40 years, If you were Retired. And do them.  :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/26/20, 10:10:50 AM
Along the retirement lines........

What do you retired guys do to take up the time? I retired the end of August and am bored silly.
well dutchy, not sure what feb brings but since i retired i spent alot of time up at the cabin doing things like leech said, things i wanted to do wishing i was retired. did alot of things around home to. i know you just moved to the tundra, but i started mauring thru and getting rid of crap.

i also garden, do alot of canning, so i spent more time in the garden and didnt have to do what i wanted to all in a weekend!!!
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Post by: Gunner55 on December 12/26/20, 10:41:49 AM
So my former employer DCI gave this to me at my retirement party. I spent 28 years working there welding stainless steel,and the next 13 1/2 years being a pain in there butt.
:scratch: You must've been a little better welder than I thought!! :confused:             ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Leech~~ on December 12/26/20, 10:44:50 AM
There's a retired guy on another forum I really admire. This guy builds all kinds of Ice fishing camera panning motors, locator cable winders and gizmo's and even built his own small snowmobile for ice fishing out of an old ones.  His only problem with retirement is running out of time before ideas!  :happy1: :happy1:

But, you could be like my father in Law. Watch movie videos and read books until you punch life's clock one last time.   Either way do what you like.

I'm sure my wife and kids are going to say at my funeral after I die on the Ice, on my ATV or fall out on my tree stand!  " he died doing what he wanted to do"   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/26/20, 11:03:43 AM
So my former employer DCI gave this to me at my retirement party. I spent 28 years working there welding stainless steel,and the next 13 1/2 years being a pain in there butt.
:scratch: You must've been a little better welder than I thought!! :confused:             ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
training-087 :banghead: :banghead: I'll have you know, there are alot of things you have ate, drank, or a med you've used that probably I haven't had a hand in building. :mooning: :mooning: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/26/20, 11:04:52 AM
There's a retired guy on another forum I really admire. This guy builds all kinds of Ice fishing camera panning motors, locator cable winders and gizmo's and even built his own small snowmobile for ice fishing out of an old ones.  His only problem with retirement is running out of time before ideas!  :happy1: :happy1:

But, you could be like my father in Law. Watch movie videos and read books until you punch life's clock one last time.   Either way do what you like.

I'm sure my wife and kids are going to say at my funeral after I die on the Ice, on my ATV or fall out on my tree stand!  " he died doing what he wanted to do"   :rotflmao:
would that be papadarv, leech?? Yea that guy is good.
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Post by: mike89 on December 12/26/20, 11:14:24 AM
darn nice fire ring Glenn!!   :happy1:
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Post by: GrandpaTom on December 12/26/20, 12:22:56 PM
Winter months are the worse, especially now with the virus keeping us almost shut in, and living here in the cities where ice fishing is not the best, makes it even rougher.
At least the better half and I play some cribbage and I do some computer games, but that is about it. 
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/26/20, 12:43:07 PM
Winter months are the worse, especially now with the virus keeping us almost shut in, and living here in the cities where ice fishing is not the best, makes it even rougher.
At least the better half and I play some cribbage and I do some computer games, but that is about it.
:scratch: :scratch: awe, but arent you they same guy that cant catch fish even iffin your fishing in cabela's fish tanks!!!!!!!! :scratch: :evil: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

sorry.............mikey dared me!!!!!!! :sleazy: :rolleyes: :rotflmao:
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Post by: LPS on December 12/26/20, 12:56:37 PM
I have been retired for two years.  It is great but does take some getting used to.  I like to fish and just be in the boat so that kills a lot of time.  But there is a learning curve with what to do with all of the extra time.  Slowly my daily routine evolved into what I do now.  I do read a lot when I am bored and that helps.  I do most of the cooking and cleaning the kitchen up too now.  You will find your routine in time.  Just relax and enjoy it. 
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: Gunner55 on December 12/26/20, 01:35:21 PM
Along the retirement lines........

What do you retired guys do to take up the time? I retired the end of August and am bored silly.
:scratch: You can always do like few of us here do & designate an hour or so  everyday to trying/hoping to straighten glenn out!!  :crazy: :pouty:                    ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/26/20, 01:50:46 PM
Along the retirement lines........

What do you retired guys do to take up the time? I retired the end of August and am bored silly.
:scratch: You can always do like few of us here do & designate an hour or so  everyday to trying/hoping to straighten glenn out!!  :crazy: :pouty:                    ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
so how's it working so far!!  :sleazy: :evil: :nerd: :nerd: :super smiley: :super smiley: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: Gunner55 on December 12/26/20, 01:54:25 PM
We're not B O R E D!! :sleazy: :super smiley: :super smiley: :laughroll: :laughroll:
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Post by: delcecchi on December 12/26/20, 03:07:02 PM
Along the retirement lines........

What do you retired guys do to take up the time? I retired the end of August and am bored silly.
:scratch: You can always do like few of us here do & designate an hour or so  everyday to trying/hoping to straighten glenn out!!  :crazy: :pouty:                    ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
so how's it working so far!!  :sleazy: :evil: :nerd: :nerd: :super smiley: :super smiley: :rotflmao:

Pretty much like urinating into the wind.   Only without the wet shoes.
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Post by: dutchboy on December 12/26/20, 03:24:34 PM
It's the winter months that I think will be the issue. I don't ice fish, ski, snowmobile, hike. Nothing. Just sitting around. Read 17 books since Oct.

Once the snow & ice go away the boat will be out and on Rainy.

The straightening Glenn out sounds like to much work. Heck i'd rather jump out in front of one of these logging trucks then spend a hour a day working on him. Much like the Vikings winning a Super Bowl some things just can't be done.   :sad:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/26/20, 03:34:16 PM
It's the winter months that I think will be the issue. I don't ice fish, ski, snowmobile, hike. Nothing. Just sitting around. Read 17 books since Oct.

Once the snow & ice go away the boat will be out and on Rainy.

The straightening Glenn out sounds like to much work. Heck i'd rather jump out in front of one of these logging trucks then spend a hour a day working on him. Much like the Vikings winning a Super Bowl some things just can't be done.   :sad:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: hey wait........... :confused: :confused: :banghead:

sell yourself on the streets of I Falls!!!!!!! :sleazy: :smoking: :evil: be a wallyworld greeter......... :rolleyes:
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Post by: mike89 on December 12/26/20, 03:46:47 PM
It's the winter months that I think will be the issue. I don't ice fish, ski, snowmobile, hike. Nothing. Just sitting around. Read 17 books since Oct.

Once the snow & ice go away the boat will be out and on Rainy.

The straightening Glenn out sounds like to much work. Heck i'd rather jump out in front of one of these logging trucks then spend a hour a day working on him. Much like the Vikings winning a Super Bowl some things just can't be done.   :sad:

now dats funny!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/26/20, 04:00:17 PM
It's the winter months that I think will be the issue. I don't ice fish, ski, snowmobile, hike. Nothing. Just sitting around. Read 17 books since Oct.

Once the snow & ice go away the boat will be out and on Rainy.

The straightening Glenn out sounds like to much work. Heck i'd rather jump out in front of one of these logging trucks then spend a hour a day working on him. Much like the Vikings winning a Super Bowl some things just can't be done.   :sad:

now dats funny!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:pouty: :mooning: :mooning: :mooning:
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: LPS on December 12/26/20, 04:22:16 PM
Coming here greatly helped me through the real boring/getting used to retirement program.  Probably drove everyone nuts but it was a great resource of friends to talk to so my day had some social interaction.  I missed that the most at first. 
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Post by: deadeye on December 12/28/20, 10:12:14 AM
Here's my short and long term retirement plans.   :rotflmao:
I got this Christmas present from my wife. It fits pretty well this year.

(https://tinypix.top/images/2020/12/28/Z5SoX.md.jpg) (https://tinypix.top/i/Z5SoX)
Title: Re: retiring?????????????????
Post by: Jerkbiat on December 12/28/20, 02:05:34 PM
I need one of those.