Free at Last, Free at Last

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by vantexan, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I got married 2 weeks ago to a wonderful lady I dated in college 31 years ago. She found me on Facebook in April and it's been a whirlwind romance. We decided to end our "careers" and see where the day takes us in Mexico. Today, the 6th of September, 2013, was my last day. Tying up some loose ends then heading south. The only thing I want to think about with FedEx in the future is whether my pension check has been deposited. It's very much like being a kid in a home with a bully father, and finally able to leave home for good. I once told a new manager she'd have to make moral compromises as a mgr for FedEx. I've often wondered in the 5 years since if she's ever thought about that. But I digress. Good luck everyone, I may read this forum from time to time, but I'm not going to linger. Best wishes!
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    LOL. Good luck, van. Somehow I can't help think there's a song to go with this twist of fate. Bon Jovi comes to mind. "You Give Love a Bad Name"? "Livin' on a Prayer"? "Social Disease"? "Without Love"? The whole damn album? Again, good luck and stay in touch.
  3. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    OMG....I am so happy for you....See you in Mexico in 2016....We will also be heading that way....Godspeed to you and your new Bride.....How romantic.....And best of all, no peak 2013!!!!
  4. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    Best of luck to you Van, ....good on ya!
  5. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Good luck Van.
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Good Luck and you won't regret leaving FedEx.

    Send Fred a "nice" email while you're at it.
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Bravo Zulu!!
  8. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    Congrats, kids and family hold me from ever considering this kind of drop out. How much does it take to make such a move comfortably..low to mid 6 figures?
  9. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    That's great news, wishing you happiness in all you do!
  10. 55+

    55+ Member

    Congratulations on both your new relationship and your new life ..I can tell you from experience having been retired now for almost 3 months that you won't miss fedex one dam bit ..
  11. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Wonderful news Van. Congratulations on your new bride and congrats on a new life in a new country. When I read your news I thought of the ending scene in Shawshank Redemption, don't know why. So I bid you farewell and leave you with a quote from that movie. "You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That's where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.”
    Buena suerte! Be always easy bro
  12. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Hey a positive post! Congrats Van, great news!
  13. NonyaBiznes

    NonyaBiznes Yanked Out My Purple-Blood I.V. In 2000!

    Mexico? Is the Mrs. Mexican? Do you have the proper paperwork? Wouldn't want you to be an "illegal American."
    Anywhooo ... anyone that leaves FedEx, I wish them the best. Hopefully she will make you smile more. Good luck.
  14. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I just hope the Mrs. is conservative like van. Don't want to be arguing politics with the missus, right? On paper, FedEx is saying "Good, we are rid of another long-term employee", but in reality it will take 2 or 3 new people to replace van. If you've been reading his posts long enough, his work ethic is very evident. Even though he despised what FedEx was doing to employees, he always gave 110%. New people aren't going to do that...they will walk. I know he's already about 100 times happier, and to reconnect with an old flame makes it even sweeter. Adios, amigo.
  15. Rhoderunner

    Rhoderunner Active Member

    Can't help but have a big smile on my face while reading this. Great news. Best wishes to you all around Van. Time to enjoy life !!!
  16. Goldilocks

    Goldilocks Well-Known Member

    AHHH, nice to see your soft side. Even Democrats have a soft side for their fellow Republicans....
  17. fedupped

    fedupped Member

    Cmon already!!! Free yourself.
  18. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Retirement can be boring. You guys never are!
  19. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    I for one appreciate your honesty in sharing life's tribulations.
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