Gave my 2 1/2 week notice.
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34
Like Tree70Likes

Thread: Gave my 2 1/2 week notice.

  1. #1
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    3317
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Katy, Tx.
    Posts
    10,377
    Liked
    17307 times

    Gave my 2 1/2 week notice.

    I let everyone at work know that as of Jan. 17th, I will be retired.

    The person that schedules work orders looked at me and teared up. She's already 10 days behind on scheduling work due to lack of techs. I,ve already been approached by upper management about doing part time work. I told them it depends on my wife's upcoming surgeries or if she'll even need them, and how long it will take for her to drive me insa, er I mean how long her honey do list is.
    Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.


    When Democracy turns to Tyranny

    I still plan to vote.






  2. #2
    Super Moderator

    Member #
    5628
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    32,639
    Liked
    41832 times
    I want to say congratulations on the life change decision, but it sounds as if it's not completely voluntary due to the possibility of having to make yourself available for care for your bride. I hope that turns out to be not necessary and that she is back in total health soon.

    Regarding future work for them, maybe consider negotiating a consulting position? It could afford more flexibility and probably tax breaks writing off home office space and vehicle expense. Check with an accountant on that possibility.
    CJS3 likes this.
    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Member #
    30297
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wake County, NC
    Posts
    2,990
    Liked
    5607 times
    Congratulations! You made it.

    They call it re-tiring because you supposedly put on new tires. Doing something
    else with your life.

    All the Best,
    D. White
    DeltaBravoKS and CJS3 like this.
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual
    rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TaurusArmed.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member
    Member #
    50321
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    107
    Liked
    135 times
    Happy retirement, I retired in July and love it, almost 40 years service I'm 63 be 64 April, January 6 signing up for social security investments did well enough that I don't have to work anymore, and yes they have been after me to work 2, 3 days a week, I don't think so, I've worked enough.

    Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
    CJS3 likes this.

  6. #5
    Supporting Member

    Member #
    73271
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Kansas, U.S.A.
    Posts
    2,711
    Liked
    3217 times
    Wow, congratulations. Unfortunately, I don't seem myself ever retiring so it is great to hear of someone who is able to pull it off.

    I'd certainly negotiate from strength if you decide to do part-time work for them. They'll be saving a ton by not having you as a full time employee, so work that in to your negotiations. I'd start out at least double what you're making now (calculated per hour) and make sure you have a minimum charge regardless as to how many hours you put in. Start high (so they know how serious you are) and make them work up to their threshold (so you know how serious they are).

    Of course, now that you're retired, we'll expect more postings on TA.net!
    CJS3 likes this.

  7. #6
    Moderator

    Member #
    38167
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    North Central New Mexico
    Posts
    20,611
    Liked
    33014 times
    Congratulations, and all the best to your wife!

    It's a big adjustment, in a lot of ways. For what little my opinion on the matter is worth, I think tapering off makes a lot of sense. Keep working at some level for a while.
    CJS3 likes this.
    "It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at." Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Theodore Roosevelt, 1888

  8. #7
    Senior Member
    Member #
    50321
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    107
    Liked
    135 times
    Well after 40 years gone my two sister's have moved back to where we grew up, they built a new house on 40 + acres, so I will have enough to do between keeping up with my residence, mowing the lawns in the summer and plowing snow in the winter, we do live in the Pennsylvania snow belt but have been pretty lucky so far.

    Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
    CJS3 likes this.

  9. #8
    Senior Member
    Member #
    35583
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Hampton, GA
    Posts
    132
    Liked
    195 times
    Quote Originally Posted by CJS3 View Post
    I let everyone at work know that as of Jan. 17th, I will be retired.
    I,ve already been approached by upper management about doing part time work. ney do list is.
    That's what I did for 2 years before I completely retired. My company asked if I would oversee the remodeling of a jail in Augusta, GA for them which required me being on site 3 days a week. It took a year and a half to complete that job and for another 6 months I hung around 3 days a week doing misc. troubleshooting on some government buildings in Augusta. The day I retired for good they asked If I would be interested in taking a job in West Virginia 3 days a week which should take about another year and I told them thanks but no thanks, this time I'm throwing the towel in for good and that was back in 2014.
    CJS3 and Czechbikr like this.

  10. #9
    Senior Member
    Member #
    42538
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    4,549
    Liked
    4954 times
    Congratulations on your upcoming retirement CJS3. I'll pray for your wifes good health.

    Good Techs are rare as your schedualing coworked indicated. If you find retirement to boring, you may want to consider going back to work for a day or two every week. Think of all the firearms you can buy with the extra money!
    Czechbikr and CJS3 like this.

  11. #10
    Senior Member
    Member #
    63257
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Plano, TX
    Posts
    3,652
    Liked
    5678 times
    Congratulations! Now is the time enjoy your well deserved golden years. I do like Czech's suggestion about possibly doing consulting if they need it. You don't have to work full time and it keeps you active with a little extra income. My intention is to do that when I retire in a few years - maybe some cooking demo's, teaching, etc.. Get my own show on FoodTV (ok maybe not that..)
    Best of Luck to you and your wife!!
    Czechbikr and CJS3 like this.
    Taurus PT111G2 - Ruger LCPII - Charter U'cover .38 Spc - M'berg Mav88 Pistol - M'berg 715T - Charles Daly Superior 12g O/U Trap - Rem 870 Exp 12g - Heritage RR .22LR/WMR - Henry Classic Lever .22LR - Marlin 336W .30-30 Lever - Phx HP22LR - NAA .22WMR Mini-Revolver w/ Pocket Clip - GSG 1911-22 - Hi-Point 995TS - H&R Young American .32 Safety Hammer NF (circa 1890)

    USCG '77-'83 Semper Paratus - CGC Point Evans WPB82376 - MSO LA/LB SaR & Drug Interdiction Response Team

    NRA / Tx LTC

 

 
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •