I retired yesterday!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Rain Shield, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Rain Shield

    Rain Shield Member

    Well guys, Rainshield has called it a day. I drove out of the parking lot for the last time last night.

    26 years ago I was a young dumb college kid who did not have any idea what UPS was about other than they paid $8.00 per hour and I would have weekends off.

    I am one of those part-timers who just couldn't give it up while being an entrepreneur. The insurance was the main reason for staying after college. Back then I worked at an Airport facility that did not offer full-time jobs, so I hung around for the insurance.

    Later, I was able to follow some work to a near by hub. By that time my business was doing well, so I decided to see if I could stay long enough for 25 and out.

    Got married about 9 years ago to a wonderful woman with a wonderful career. Heck, she makes more than I would be making if I was a driver.

    With my business doing well, and her career doing well, believe me, these last 9 years have been tough to stay on board, but I knew I could make it, and now starting 10/1/15 I will be getting my pension check at the age 46 every month.

    People have told me I was crazy for staying on when the income was not a necessity, but I knew this day would come.

    Was it worth it? I say yes.
     
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  2. OLDMAN3

    OLDMAN3 Guest

    You fought the good fight, and finished the race. Well done sir. Congratulations!
     
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  3. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    Cool story, congrats!!
     
  4. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Always nice to leave on your own timeframe!
     
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  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Welcome to the club----enjoy
     
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Officially I will be joining you soon , once my disability checks end .
     
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    All the best in retirement. Enjoy!
     
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  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Just imagine if those monthly checks were bigger, like those on welfare.
     
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  9. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    I love these stories...gives hope to us all. Enjoy your UPS retirement!
     
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  10. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Every upsers dream. Good for you. Sleep in a couple days. Well deserved
     
  11. I'm jealous!

    Congratulations.
     
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  12. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    What region are you from?
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What difference does that make?

    To the OP---enjoy your retirement.
     
  14. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Welcome to the Retirement club. Enjoy.
     
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  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Makes a lot of difference. Not an unusual question at all. A region is a large area.
     
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  16. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Congratulations. Enjoy every minute of it. Your time and efforts are now paying off. You earned it.
     
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Are you getting soft in your old age?-------you forgot to give him your standard speech about not being welcome on Brown Cafe anymore and how you are going to disappear when you retire. Don't forget to mention you were hired off the street and how good you are at your job.....................
     
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  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Was curious about the region he was from. No harm in asking. Didn't ask where he lives. Nice to hear someone from the pt ranks really got the opportunity to retire. It is a rare feat. I 've only had 2 or 3 at most retire in my building. With a pension. Most last 5-10 yrs tops. Good morning to you to -- Dave. :-)
     
  19. Rain Shield

    Rain Shield Member

    Southern region. Been doing Real Estate for the last 9 years. Survived the recession with out digging into UPS money.

    Probably a great thing I was not in Real Estate 15 years ago or I might have been tempted like most Realtors back then to over spend.

    Live in a modest home for a Realtor and it will be paid off at age 50. Not moving until my wife can retire and we will pay cash for the next one 11 years from now somewhere in the South Eastern Mountains.
     
  20. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny


    Congrats again. Maybe some day we will meet. That's the area. we were thinking of going when I Finish my tour of duty. But, I may need upstates. Permission first. Dave???