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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1000 on: June 30, 2017, 12:53:20 PM »
I've reached the goal!  Yesterday was my final day in the office.  They gave me quite a retirement party (two, actually!).  It almost made me regret leaving - seeing how much they cared for me.  I loved the people but grew tired of the mostly desk job.  But I'm ready for the next chapter.  30 years is long enough.  Many of them told me they were envious, and yet I know they have the years in and are qualified to receive the government pension.  I think they haven't really done the math.  I encouraged them by telling them it's time to stop working for money and start working for freedom.  We'll see how it goes for them.  I look forward to seeing them again at special events. 

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1001 on: June 30, 2017, 02:57:46 PM »
Sooooo...here is the story.

I thought I might FIRE in 2016 (but probably would have OMY’d anyways), but ended up having a medical emergency that ended up with a brain injury. I have recovered remarkably well, but still have some lingering issues with my cognitive skills not 100% for my high-skilled job. I was out of work for 6 months in 2016. So the time off, although for medical reasons, gave me some breathing room. Also, I returned to a friendly work environment, so I wanted to give them 100% (or rather 80% since I am part time) of my effort in gratitude.

Well, as 2016 was ending and a couple of months after returning to work and now into 2017, the shine of optimism and positivity I was feeling started to fade as two d**k managers started to critique my performance, seemingly to me accusing me of not performing to my previous standards on purpose. They gave me a terrible rating which resulted in no annual pay increase, and doubtfully future bonuses. They threatened to demote me two levels (not just one, talk about sticking a knife in the wound).

But I do have a medical disability due to the brain injury. Although not as bad as it could have been, I still think a little slower and have some trouble with memory and multi-tasking. Now, at first I thought “great, this will probably lead to a layoff and a severance package later in the year as I have been yearning for as I am about to launch into FIRE”. But, I just felt this wasn’t right. Although I can take the financial hit of a layoff, I thought about others with disabilities that in this same situation would be in dire straits if d**k managers that didn’t understand disabilities treated them this way.

I knew my mega-corp’s HR department would be appalled at how my d**k managers were treating someone with a cognitive disability and that this problem was localized to my department. All mention of the brain injury fell onto deaf ears with my d**k mangers. So, I decided to take the risk and go talk to HR and tell them what was happening. The HR person was appalled that my d**k managers had told me upon my return that I should avoid taking PTO to “show my dedication”. And that they totally downplayed my lead role on the project I was on right before the injury (even after having a great performance review on it). I was also threatened with a 2-level demotion (just to stick the knife in the wound). I also decided to throw in some other unsavory things going on in my department where people aren’t treated as professionals (grading people from A to F based on how many tests they write).

So HR person ended up talking to my direct manager and I was prepared for the fallout at this week’s “sync up” with the manager. I thought the manager would be upset. Then I thought it would be the perfect fodder to go the HR in a couple of weeks and say “just give me a buyout package because I can’t deal with these managers”. Rather, my manager’s attitude seems to have done a 180 after their “talk” with HR, who probably set them straight on the law. My manager was totally understanding and very nice this time around.

So now I am in a pickle. I decided to stand up for the disabled rights. I could have just taken the punishment, not gone to HR, and ended up getting laid off, but now it seems I have turned things around with my d**k managers (after HR probably scared them) and now I may not have grounds to go to HR and ask for a buyout package. And after managers are now being nice to me, I may feel obligated to continue on for a while.

But I really want to FIRE...and do it with a package. Sigh...the saga continues…

I guess the FU money came in handy and I hope there is more awareness of all types of disabilities throughout my company now. Or at least they are just scared of lawyers getting involved.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 03:03:44 PM by Daisy »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1002 on: June 30, 2017, 03:55:45 PM »
Good for you Daisy!!
having FU money to stand up for whats right is great!
major changes in attitude and a severance package would be awesome!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1003 on: June 30, 2017, 07:31:28 PM »
I guess the FU money came in handy and I hope there is more awareness of all types of disabilities throughout my company now. Or at least they are just scared of lawyers getting involved.

Thank you.   Thank you very much.   

When faced with a bit more comfort and money in the pocket, or "the right thing to do"; I hope others follow your example.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1004 on: July 02, 2017, 03:30:47 AM »
Daisy, sorry to hear about your injury, that must have been difficult to deal with the horrible treatment from your managers. You are so strong and amazing to stand up to them like that.  I think you've done a great thing for others who encounter a similar situation.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1005 on: July 02, 2017, 03:34:35 AM »
I've reached the goal!  Yesterday was my final day in the office.  They gave me quite a retirement party (two, actually!).  It almost made me regret leaving - seeing how much they cared for me.  I loved the people but grew tired of the mostly desk job.  But I'm ready for the next chapter.  30 years is long enough.  Many of them told me they were envious, and yet I know they have the years in and are qualified to receive the government pension.  I think they haven't really done the math.  I encouraged them by telling them it's time to stop working for money and start working for freedom.  We'll see how it goes for them.  I look forward to seeing them again at special events.

Congratulations! How does i feel to be finally free?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1006 on: July 02, 2017, 01:40:11 PM »
Congratulations! How does i feel to be finally free?

Thanks!  It feels great knowing I don't have to go into the office tomorrow morning, but other than that, I don't know yet.  I think it'll take some time to adjust to the change. 

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1007 on: July 02, 2017, 10:13:34 PM »
Congratulations! How does i feel to be finally free?

Thanks!  It feels great knowing I don't have to go into the office tomorrow morning, but other than that, I don't know yet.  I think it'll take some time to adjust to the change.

Yes, transitioning takes time.  I am still settling in and I FIREd last October.  I have read it takes 6-12 months but everyone is different.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1008 on: July 03, 2017, 07:12:49 PM »
Romag                    September 1, 2016  Confirmed
Threshkin                October 31, 2016   Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017    Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017  Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017      Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) May 15, 2017       Part time
RedmondStash             May 18, 2017       Leave of absence, confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) June 16, 2017      Leave of absence, confirmed
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
concealed stache (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
UnleashHell      (at 49) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
ks135ks          (at 34) August 3, 2017
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Sep 30, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56)                    Confirmed
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
Cache Stash      (at 54)                    WIGLO*

* When I get laid off

Sorry, I have been too busy vacationing and just enjoying retirement to remember to post.  I FIRED in january and am loving it.

mf3333

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1009 on: July 03, 2017, 07:14:10 PM »
Romag                    September 1, 2016  Confirmed
Threshkin                October 31, 2016   Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017    Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017  Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017      Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) May 15, 2017       Part time
RedmondStash             May 18, 2017       Leave of absence, confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) June 16, 2017      Leave of absence, confirmed
Rahby1us                 June, 2017
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
concealed stache (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
UnleashHell      (at 49) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
ks135ks          (at 34) August 3, 2017
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Sep 30, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
Mf3333           (at 56) Jan 15,2017    Confirmed
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
Cache Stash      (at 54)                    WIGLO*

* When I get laid off

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1010 on: July 03, 2017, 07:48:17 PM »

Romag                    September 1, 2016  Confirmed
Threshkin                October 31, 2016   Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017    Confirmed
Mf3333           (at 56) Jan 15,2017        Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017  Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017      Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) May 15, 2017       Part time
RedmondStash             May 18, 2017       LOA, confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
fidreamer                June 16, 2017
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) June 16, 2017      LOA, confirmed
Rahby1us                 June 16, 2017      Confirmed
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
Charlie Foxtrot  (at 41) July 1, 2017
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
concealed stache (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
UnleashHell      (at 49) August 1, 2017
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
ks135ks          (at 34) August 3, 2017
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Sep 30, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) Dec 1, 2017   
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
Cache Stash      (at 54)                    WIGLO


LOA: Leave of Absence
WIGLO: When I get laid off
« Last Edit: July 04, 2017, 11:45:13 AM by Freedom17 »

mf3333

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1011 on: July 04, 2017, 05:37:56 AM »
We have flipped three houses, two since I retired in january.  Currently looking for rental property but this is my new hobby.  Just trying to learn real estate investing to teach my sons.  My father-in-law is my mentor.  He has flipped 40 houses and has rental property.  I do the demolition and my wife is the designer.  The rest is performed by the professionals.
We have taken multiple vacations, we take care of our parents and are living off our investments.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1012 on: July 04, 2017, 06:21:47 PM »
Fidreamer and Charlie Foxtrot how is it going? Did you FIRE? How did it all go?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1013 on: July 04, 2017, 07:58:50 PM »
Are your retirement and post - FIRE plans going well? I'm so glad I took the plunge.  I often felt I was taking a huge risk, that I'd miss work and my profession, that I'd be bored and lonely but at this stage, still loving every day I don't have to go to work. So far, no boredom or loneliness. Some weird feelings, I think relating to de-stressing after working in a high stress job, including unusual dreams. I'm taking the first six months (at least) as a transition phase to de-stress and get healthy, so far, so good.

My partner, retiring next month at 54, is getting a lot of questions from his colleagues who didn't think it possible to retire before superannuation preservation age (in Australia the age that you can access your superannuation, 58 for my partner, I'm younger so 60 for me).  There are almost daily stories of conversations about mortgages, spending patterns, and "what will you do all day" questions.  I'm very pleased as his workplace is not pleasant so many people are only staying because they think they can't afford to leave. He's referring people to the MMM site, of coarse!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1014 on: July 05, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
i'm giving 4 weeks notice.

on wednesday!!!!

only need 2 but there are some things that need transitioning and i'll do that because of the people i work with. if it was just about the company then it'd be 2 weeks...

Sweet! Wednesday is my plan too.

Did either of you give notice today?? I really wish I could do it today and have it over with...just one more week (and then two more weeks).

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1015 on: July 05, 2017, 02:09:02 PM »
We're starting to get more questions from friends and family whom we've told about "taking a break from work to take care of the baby" and "living off our savings." Now that the baby is almost a year old, they're beginning to question exactly *how much savings* we have to still not be working.

We've absolutely loved being able to spend every day with our little baboo, seeing all the milestones and spending lots of family time together doing picnics and playing. This week is a sad week because a family member is in the hospital close to the end. The good side is that since neither one of us has a job, we can drive the 8 hours to go see them before they pass and spend time supporting the rest of the family.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1016 on: July 05, 2017, 05:11:37 PM »
i'm giving 4 weeks notice.

on wednesday!!!!

only need 2 but there are some things that need transitioning and i'll do that because of the people i work with. if it was just about the company then it'd be 2 weeks...

Sweet! Wednesday is my plan too.

Did either of you give notice today?? I really wish I could do it today and have it over with...just one more week (and then two more weeks).

I did it! My supervisor seemed genuinely happy for me. And they were okay with two weeks. I told a few other people. I was expecting people to be coming into my office but I guess either they don't know yet or maybe don't care. Anyway I'm done in a couple of weeks! It helps to have a transition plan ready to discuss.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1017 on: July 05, 2017, 05:55:51 PM »
Congrats!


Romag                    September 1, 2016  Confirmed
Threshkin                October 31, 2016   Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017    Confirmed
Mf3333           (at 56) Jan 15,2017        Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017  Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017      Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) May 15, 2017       Part time
RedmondStash             May 18, 2017       LOA, confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) June 16, 2017      LOA, confirmed
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Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
ks135ks          (at 34) August 3, 2017
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Sep 30, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
fidreamer                                   MIA
Charlie Foxtrot                             MIA
Cache Stash      (at 54)                    WIGLO


LOA: Leave of Absence
WIGLO: When I get laid off

« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 11:23:35 AM by Freedom17 »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1018 on: July 05, 2017, 09:39:32 PM »
Thanks Freedom17!  I'm so so so happy!!! My husband noticed a distinct change in my demeanor today. I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my chest. I got the feeling that my manager wants to quit too. And it sounds like she might be able to, maybe I will inspire her. Over the past week I've been running through all sorts of scenarios in my head about what I would say of they said _____. I would wake up at 2 in the morning and not be able to get back to sleep until 4. I'd spend the time reading articles on the internet about how to resign and reading this forum. My hair has been falling out a rapid rate because of the stress. I feel so relieved now from having just ripped off the bandaid and gone through with it. I think I'm gonna sleep good tonight.

mandyM and unleashhell, I'd love to hear your stories if you've taken the plunge!! If not, don't be afraid, just do it! And be free.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1019 on: July 06, 2017, 12:17:42 AM »
Life is so good I'm thinking about giving notice AGAIN

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1020 on: July 06, 2017, 06:24:22 AM »
Thanks Freedom17!  I'm so so so happy!!! My husband noticed a distinct change in my demeanor today. I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my chest. I got the feeling that my manager wants to quit too. And it sounds like she might be able to, maybe I will inspire her. Over the past week I've been running through all sorts of scenarios in my head about what I would say of they said _____. I would wake up at 2 in the morning and not be able to get back to sleep until 4. I'd spend the time reading articles on the internet about how to resign and reading this forum. My hair has been falling out a rapid rate because of the stress. I feel so relieved now from having just ripped off the bandaid and gone through with it. I think I'm gonna sleep good tonight.

mandyM and unleashhell, I'd love to hear your stories if you've taken the plunge!! If not, don't be afraid, just do it! And be free.

Congrats!!! I was planning to talk to my boss next Thurs (the 13th), but I saw on his calendar that he goes on vacation the next day. Made me realize that there is no good time to do this, so I may as well bump it up. He's out of the office most of today, I'm hoping he will be back tomorrow and I will do it then. !!!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1021 on: July 06, 2017, 07:56:38 AM »
i'm giving 4 weeks notice.

on wednesday!!!!

only need 2 but there are some things that need transitioning and i'll do that because of the people i work with. if it was just about the company then it'd be 2 weeks...

Sweet! Wednesday is my plan too.

Did either of you give notice today?? I really wish I could do it today and have it over with...just one more week (and then two more weeks).

nope. i only need to give 2 weeks so i can wait. Changed my mind to leave it until Monday - i'm fully vested in the pension plan then.

after i made that decision my boss announced he's off to visit a sick family member on another continent - starting monday!!

so i may have to do it today - or wait until he gets back on the exact day i have 2 weeks left..
sigh.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1022 on: July 06, 2017, 10:08:39 AM »
Thanks Freedom17!  I'm so so so happy!!! My husband noticed a distinct change in my demeanor today. I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my chest. I got the feeling that my manager wants to quit too. And it sounds like she might be able to, maybe I will inspire her. Over the past week I've been running through all sorts of scenarios in my head about what I would say of they said _____. I would wake up at 2 in the morning and not be able to get back to sleep until 4. I'd spend the time reading articles on the internet about how to resign and reading this forum. My hair has been falling out a rapid rate because of the stress. I feel so relieved now from having just ripped off the bandaid and gone through with it. I think I'm gonna sleep good tonight.

mandyM and unleashhell, I'd love to hear your stories if you've taken the plunge!! If not, don't be afraid, just do it! And be free.

Congratulations, Sacha!  I'm happy for you!  I tried to inspire my 63-year old manager to retire too, but he says he's going to work five more years.  I don't get it, but I hope he's happy with his decision. 

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1023 on: July 06, 2017, 12:24:51 PM »
Done. Verbally.
In writing will be next week when I confirm that the vesting in complete.
August 1st baby!
(and now the market goes down!! FREAK OUT!!!)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1024 on: July 06, 2017, 12:38:10 PM »
Done. Verbally.
In writing will be next week when I confirm that the vesting in complete.
August 1st baby!
(and now the market goes down!! FREAK OUT!!!)
Got a theme song for you...

Aaahh freak out!
Le freak, see'est Chic..... http://www.metrolyrics.com/le-freak-lyrics-chic.html

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1025 on: July 06, 2017, 12:46:41 PM »
Congrats! It's so great to see so many of our cohort graduating! I can't wait to join you!


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MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017    Confirmed
Mf3333           (at 56) Jan 15,2017        Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
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Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) May 15, 2017       Part time
RedmondStash             May 18, 2017       LOA, confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) June 16, 2017      LOA, confirmed
Rahby1us                 June 16, 2017      Confirmed
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) July 21, 2017      Confirmed
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
concealed stache (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
UnleashHell      (at 49) August 1, 2017     Confirmed
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
ks135ks          (at 34) August 3, 2017
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Sep 30, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
fidreamer                                   MIA
Charlie Foxtrot                             MIA
Cache Stash      (at 54)                    WIGLO


LOA: Leave of Absence
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« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 01:01:28 PM by Freedom17 »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1026 on: July 06, 2017, 03:49:06 PM »
I'm still loving retirement, 6.5 weeks in.  No regrets at all, and vast amounts of relief.  I'm getting more exercise and more sleep, and those two things alone make a world of difference in my mental state.






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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1027 on: July 06, 2017, 05:44:23 PM »
Done. Verbally.
In writing will be next week when I confirm that the vesting in complete.
August 1st baby!
(and now the market goes down!! FREAK OUT!!!)

Woohoo!!!!! Awwww yeah!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1028 on: July 07, 2017, 05:44:22 AM »
ITS DONE. I'm so glad that conversation is over, although it went really well. My boss has always been supportive and today was no different.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1029 on: July 07, 2017, 05:56:55 AM »
ITS DONE. I'm so glad that conversation is over, although it went really well. My boss has always been supportive and today was no different.

welcome to the club!!!
i'm feeling nervous and relaxed at the same time right now. not sure when this will ease off

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1030 on: July 07, 2017, 07:49:32 AM »
I'm still loving retirement, 6.5 weeks in.  No regrets at all, and vast amounts of relief.  I'm getting more exercise and more sleep, and those two things alone make a world of difference in my mental state.

It's been only a week for me, and I too am getting more sleep and exercise. I'm watching my eating better too.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1031 on: July 07, 2017, 08:13:32 AM »
ITS DONE. I'm so glad that conversation is over, although it went really well. My boss has always been supportive and today was no different.

Awesome! I'm happy it went so smoothly for you :-) Now we just have to get through the next couple weeks and we're free from the chains of corporate wage slavery!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1032 on: July 07, 2017, 03:09:19 PM »
Just pop in to say today's my last day of employment, for real! No more part-time, leave of absence, whatever strings attached! I'll catch up with y'all after taking my dog to the vet for a post-surgery (!) check-up and turning in my badge this afternoon. Yipee!!!


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Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
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Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
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Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
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freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
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FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
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BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) May 15, 2017       Part time
RedmondStash             May 18, 2017       LOA, confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
Rahby1us                 June 16, 2017      Confirmed
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) July 7, 2017       Confirmed
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) July 21, 2017      Confirmed
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
concealed stache (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
UnleashHell      (at 49) August 1, 2017     Confirmed
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
ks135ks          (at 34) August 3, 2017
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Sep 30, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
fidreamer                                   MIA
Charlie Foxtrot                             MIA
Cache Stash      (at 54)                    WIGLO


LOA: Leave of Absence
WIGLO: When I get laid off

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1033 on: July 07, 2017, 03:38:35 PM »
30 more workdays to go! woo!

I had a thought of just not giving any notice and not showing up and seeing what happened. :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1034 on: July 07, 2017, 05:15:55 PM »
ITS DONE. I'm so glad that conversation is over, although it went really well. My boss has always been supportive and today was no different.

Congrats Mandy!

When is your FIRE date?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1035 on: July 07, 2017, 09:03:42 PM »
ITS DONE. I'm so glad that conversation is over, although it went really well. My boss has always been supportive and today was no different.

Congrats Mandy!

When is your FIRE date?

Thank you!

We didn't set a date yet. Between a conference next week and my boss on vacation the following week, it will just depend on when I can transition everything. I would like to be done on the 21st, but I foresee working at least a few hours the following week when my boss is back.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1036 on: July 11, 2017, 07:32:07 AM »
Almost six weeks in, and I've been busy!  We moved to Orlando on 6/15, our Richmond condo went on the market 6/22 and went under contract three days later, closing in August and adding to the stash!  Mr. Mandalay has a couple of job interviews lined up and I've been doing a little freelance writing.  We walk for three-plus miles every day and we've been eating very healthy--I've lost ten pounds so far.  Right now I'm surfing the net, enjoying my tea, listening to The Lord of the Rings soundtrack and watching the cat play on the lanai.  FIRE life is pretty damn good!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1037 on: July 11, 2017, 08:16:43 AM »
Hat is over the fence - I haven't set my date officially, but I'm leaving the country with DW and five family members on 12/18, and I will not be back for almost a month. I can't take enough leave to cover it, so I'm committed. I have, as they say, burned my ships. I came pretty close to OMY, but knowing I'd have to tell this group helped keep me from doing it.

So, I'm gonna make the next five months count - I do love my team and I want to be proud of the work I've done - and it will be easier with a firm endpoint.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1038 on: July 11, 2017, 09:04:53 AM »
Hat is over the fence - I haven't set my date officially, but I'm leaving the country with DW and five family members on 12/18, and I will not be back for almost a month. I can't take enough leave to cover it, so I'm committed. I have, as they say, burned my ships. I came pretty close to OMY, but knowing I'd have to tell this group helped keep me from doing it.

So, I'm gonna make the next five months count - I do love my team and I want to be proud of the work I've done - and it will be easier with a firm endpoint.

Haha. I did a similar thing. First I did OLY because I could financially. Then I booked a bunch of trips (all on points that were virtually free of course) for right after my planned date of Aug. 18th. I have two cruises right after that back to back, then several other trips this year.

So... even if I wanted to chicken out at the last minute it would be tough. Hat is over the wall!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1039 on: July 11, 2017, 09:39:56 AM »
one way street here too.
just emailed the boss, grandboss and hr to confirm 1st august....


i'm off to hide in the corner so nobody questions me...

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1040 on: July 11, 2017, 09:41:49 AM »
Coworker asked me, "Did you win the lottery?" I replied, "I won the lottery a long time ago; I only recently realized it."

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1041 on: July 11, 2017, 11:11:57 AM »
one way street here too.
just emailed the boss, grandboss and hr to confirm 1st august....


i'm off to hide in the corner so nobody questions me...

nice work! also I love that term "grandboss" haha.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1042 on: July 11, 2017, 11:27:45 PM »
These last two weeks are going extremely slow.  I wish I was done already.  Upper managmeet is trying to negotiate with me to stay but I'm sick at the thought of it. Some co workers are more than pissed off. I will probably spend the last two weeks locked in my office hiding.  Some people are really nice and supportive though. I try to think about those folks and forget about the haters. I'm just counting down the days hours minutes seconds until my exit interview....

It's nice reading about folks who are enjoying FIRE already. It helps me chill and not be so stressed out.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1043 on: July 12, 2017, 05:58:59 AM »
These last two weeks are going extremely slow.  I wish I was done already.  Upper managmeet is trying to negotiate with me to stay but I'm sick at the thought of it. Some co workers are more than pissed off. I will probably spend the last two weeks locked in my office hiding.  Some people are really nice and supportive though. I try to think about those folks and forget about the haters. I'm just counting down the days hours minutes seconds until my exit interview....

It's nice reading about folks who are enjoying FIRE already. It helps me chill and not be so stressed out.

Why are they pissed? Jealousy? They feel betrayed? Too much work? I'm always amazed by people who focus so much on other people's lives and not their own.

Some of my peers are upset because they will have more work now. Some in management are upset because schedules will slip. I think some people are jealous too. They don't want to be stuck there but they are.  I've been in their position before. People have left and I've had to step up and take over responsibilities  that I really didn't want to do. But I did them and just saved more, waiting until the day I can be free.  Now I'm free and I'm not going to let them convince me to stay in captivity.

I bet in a few months they'll forget all about me and move on with their lives.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1044 on: July 12, 2017, 10:01:43 AM »
Last day is likely July 25, still two weeks away, although I'm already down to 3-4 days per week so it should go quickly. I just got done with a four day conference and we were only telling select people prior to that. My coworkers and clients all know now, thank goodness. It should be fairly smooth sailing from here out.


Romag                    September 1, 2016  Confirmed
Threshkin                October 31, 2016   Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017    Confirmed
Mf3333           (at 56) Jan 15,2017        Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017  Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017      Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) May 15, 2017       Part time
RedmondStash             May 18, 2017       LOA, confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
Rahby1us                 June 16, 2017      Confirmed
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) July 7, 2017       Confirmed
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) July 21, 2017      Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) July 25, 2017      Confirmed
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
concealed stache (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
UnleashHell      (at 49) August 1, 2017     Confirmed
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
ks135ks          (at 34) August 3, 2017
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Sep 30, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
fidreamer                                   MIA
Charlie Foxtrot                             MIA
Cache Stash      (at 54)                    WIGLO


LOA: Leave of Absence
WIGLO: When I get laid off


zephyr911

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1045 on: July 12, 2017, 10:17:14 AM »
Coworker asked me, "Did you win the lottery?" I replied, "I won the lottery a long time ago; I only recently realized it."
By being born in a place and time where it's possible to do this? Yeah...

zephyr911

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1046 on: July 12, 2017, 02:39:31 PM »
Edited for my final date. Feelsgoodman \m/


Romag                    September 1, 2016  Confirmed
Threshkin                October 31, 2016   Confirmed
Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017    Confirmed
Mf3333           (at 56) Jan 15,2017        Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017  Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017      Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) May 15, 2017       Part time
RedmondStash             May 18, 2017       LOA, confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
Rahby1us                 June 16, 2017      Confirmed
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) July 7, 2017       Confirmed
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) July 17, 2017
SachaFiscal      (at 41) July 21, 2017      Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) July 25, 2017      Confirmed
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017
concealed stache (at 35) July 31, 2017
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017
UnleashHell      (at 49) August 1, 2017     Confirmed
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017
ks135ks          (at 34) August 3, 2017
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017
FIREy                    November 1, 2017     
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) Fall 2017
Zephyr911        (at 39) Dec 15, 2017       Confirmed
Jim2001                  Dec 31, 2017
Easypeasy        (at 35) Late 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
fidreamer                                   MIA
Charlie Foxtrot                             MIA
Cache Stash      (at 54)                    WIGLO


LOA: Leave of Absence
WIGLO: When I get laid off
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 02:50:35 PM by zephyr911 »

Freedom17

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1047 on: July 12, 2017, 04:56:03 PM »
Hat is over the fence - I haven't set my date officially, but I'm leaving the country with DW and five family members on 12/18, and I will not be back for almost a month. I can't take enough leave to cover it, so I'm committed. I have, as they say, burned my ships. I came pretty close to OMY, but knowing I'd have to tell this group helped keep me from doing it.

So, I'm gonna make the next five months count - I do love my team and I want to be proud of the work I've done - and it will be easier with a firm endpoint.

You sure your boss won't offer you a leave of absence so you can take your vacation without pay? It's surprising how flexible everyone suddenly gets when you tell them you're leaving.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 04:58:22 PM by Freedom17 »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1048 on: July 13, 2017, 01:54:33 PM »
Woo. Just got my first non-recurring meeting booked for after my FIRE date (Aug 18th). It felt SO good to look at in my inbox.

38 days to gooooooooooo

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1049 on: July 14, 2017, 06:26:10 PM »
I'm sorry cookie78; it looks like I have to abandon the August 3 date and push it a few weeks out.... but it's for a good reason.  Hubby and I are buying a house near my hometown to be closer to my parents and family in general.  As of this week, we have our current house under contract and the conditional approval for our new mortgage all signed and sent.  Everything is now on track for a late August, early September separation from the daily grind.  DH has an end date of Aug 18th and has already let his employer know that he'll be moving.  I'll wait until mortgage closes to announce separation.  Once we move, DH will probably look to find a job so that we have insurance coverage.  Aside from that, it's "fun" jobs for us from then on if and when we feel like we want (or need) them.... :-)

Can't wait to read how everything continues to go for everyone!

Congratulations to all!