Happy retirement

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Browntide, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Browntide

    Browntide New Member

    From hell to heaven, UPS colored roses
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Uhh..... welcome to Brown Cafe, Browntide!

    Indeed, happy retirement!
  3. MissedBusiness

    MissedBusiness NotReallyAMember

    in my mind im already there
  4. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    I'll see you all in 30 years or so; I'm six months in.

    *begin laughter*
  5. brownedout

    brownedout New Member

    (Dead) Roses????? Happy retirement Bt!
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hate to burst your bubble but, depending on your age, you may have to work more than 30 years to receive a normal pension.
  7. curiousbrain

    curiousbrain Well-Known Member

    Quite alright, you're not bursting my bubble.

    I'm hoping to be successful enough that I can retire well before 30 years - what young person doesn't have that hope? If not, then it is what it is and I will work until I drop.
  8. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Happy RT, brown. You ain't gonna regret it one iota! (Well, unless you do stooopid things like me that hamper your mobility)
  9. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    It will go faster than you think. Everytime I discuss with someone how long I've been selling my time to the company for, I get a smile. September will be 1/3rd of the way for me.
  10. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    one year to go
  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Perfect. Enjoy the good times ahead.
  13. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Assuming that I continue to "hold over" two weeks of vacation, and without factoring in any accumulated sick days or optional holidays that I may have...I can retire on a full PEER 80 pension in 5 years, 11 months and 28 days.

    I could technically hit PEER 80 sooner than that, but I would be leaving 7 weeks of vacation pay on the table by leaving any earlier in the year.

    Will I retire on that day? Probably not...but the knowledge that I could will dramatically change my perspective about the daily frustrations of the job.
  14. tarbar66

    tarbar66 Active Member


    I was in the same situation as you were when I retired. After I hit that magic day everything else was easy. What use to frustrate me no longer did. The best part was finally being out of the tunnel and in to the light, not chasing it.
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    That is a blissful state.
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Yes it does Sober ... I enjoy my time spent at UPS more since I turned 55 than I ever did before. I still work as hard as before but nothing frustrates me and the pressure is greatly reduced.
  17. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I sure hope you enjoy it.
  18. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    There is Life after Brown and thankfully you a left in fairly good shape to enjoy it..Jan 1st was my 3rd anniversary retired...Life is good as long as you live long enough to enjoy the benefits you earned busting your tail at UPS...I left at 55 so if I live to 80 then I would of worked 25 and got a ride for 25 into the sunset:happy-very:
  19. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    May your casket be made from the wood of a 100 year old oak tree, that is planted tomorrow.
  20. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    Congratulations . . . . see you in 10 yrs. 13 days.