Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Browntide, Apr 2, 2011.
From hell to heaven, UPS colored roses
Uhh..... welcome to Brown Cafe, Browntide!
Indeed, happy retirement!
in my mind im already there
I'll see you all in 30 years or so; I'm six months in.
(Dead) Roses????? Happy retirement Bt!
Hate to burst your bubble but, depending on your age, you may have to work more than 30 years to receive a normal pension.
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.
Happy RT, brown. You ain't gonna regret it one iota! (Well, unless you do stooopid things like me that hamper your mobility)
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.
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!!
one year to go
Perfect. Enjoy the good times ahead.
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.
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.
That is a blissful state.
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.
I sure hope you enjoy it.
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
May your casket be made from the wood of a 100 year old oak tree, that is planted tomorrow.
Congratulations . . . . see you in 10 yrs. 13 days.
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