Just retired

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dfigtree, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Dfigtree

    Dfigtree New Member

    Okay. I just retired. So how am I going to feel Monday morning?
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    ....like you just got out of prison.
  3. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    .....like you just lost your yoke.
  4. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    like you have to be some place by 10:30 or your gonna be in trouble :w00t:
    enjoy it you earned it!:thumbup1::thumbup1:
  5. Fredly000

    Fredly000 Just Another in Brown

    You'll sit there, and say... right now I'd be "here" on my route.

    then 10 minutes later you'll say now I'd be "here" on my route..

    then at 10pm you'll instinctively yell "honey I'm home"
  6. stepitup

    stepitup Member

    ......better than me!
  7. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    .......every time you drive by the center you will laugh hysterically.
  8. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    Turn on the morning traffic report on your way to coffee and start laughing.
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    dfigtreee....you'll feel like the rest of us....messed up because of the time change and loss of one hour of sleep.:wink:

    Seriously, congrats! Retirement is great and never enough time to get things done. You'll wonder how you ever found time for work.:)
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Rub it in, rub it in..........Congradulations!:wink:
  11. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    If you just retired you must be at least 80, so oil up the wheel chair or put some new tennis balls on your walker and enjoy the rest of your life.:thumbup1:
  12. happyboy

    happyboy Member

    wow good for you, now what are ya going to do
  13. retiredone

    retiredone New Member

    I retired in early 2004. At first you sleep late and take a very relaxed view of life. After awhile, I got bored and felt the need to have responsibilities. This might sound strange, but to a degree, I miss work. I guess this is a case of the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I'm financially secure and we have traveled a bit, but travel is expensive and there are limits. We are building a home in another state and this has consumed a lot of time. However, a lot of the time is simply waiting for someone to do some work on the new house. Dont get me wrong. Retirement is great. But you have to plan activities to stay busy.
  14. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Come on down and spend a week with me. Im having a blast being retired. Still putting in the 12 hour days, but it is because I want to.

    A whole different outlook on life for sure.

  15. roach

    roach WGASA(Google It):>)

    Just remember:

    When you go out and pick up the newspaper, if it's really thick, then it's Sunday.

  16. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    congrats on retiring. not every one makes it. you may feel lost for a few days but, the weather is turning nice and you will only miss the good friends you worked with. we have a breakfast club here we meet once a month at a local denny's usually we get any where from 20 to 35 retires. it si fun to see the guys nad gals. if you do not have such a thing where you are you may want to get one started.

    enjoy your day
  17. Well Dfig...except for the fishing, golf, hiking, travel, and time for your family and friends...you are really going to miss UPS. Congratulations...

    Go UPS!
  18. 25yrvet

    25yrvet New Member

    This is what gives me & 1000's of other drivers incentive to keep going--seein' people walk out the door for the last time with a big smile on their face! I'm to the point now where I still enjoy the work, just not 9-10 hours a day. So my days (daze?) at ups could be numbered --even if I am a central states schmuck. Plan for YOUR future.

  19. formerbrown

    formerbrown New Member

    Congrats - Retired in 2005 - took a while to shake the stress - Only daily beating I get now is from the stock market! Now I am enjoying life after Brown. Still get up early, but now it's like being on vacation every week. Found a nice 8 hour job with no nights, no weekends and no overtime! Hardest part was getting used to being married. We didn't see much of each other thanks to my dawn to dusk hours. Now we spend a lot of time together - getting used to it. Didn't realize what I was missing.

    Cheers to you my friend - enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!!!
  20. upsdawg

    upsdawg UPSDAWG

    Retired in 2005 -----Congrats--it appears that there are a lot of people who are jealous of you......me being one of them!! You have paid your dues--so now it is time to do what it is you enjoy----spend time with your family-----fish----------maybe volunteer some of your great skills that UPS has taught you-------open a Driving School......A Good Kid Likes Milk??

    I am right behind you---June 2006----looking forward to spending time with the grandkids----go to their ball games--maybe umpire or coach a team---fish----fish and fish some more------there is river fishing---lake fishing---ocean fishing........so many fishing spots--so little time!!