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Countdown: How many more shifts left, Cranky?

Old 09-14-12, 07:46 PM
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Countdown: How many more shifts left, Cranky?

Cranky posted this today: "Twenty-one more shifts untill it's all over."

Keep us all updated as you get closer to the Great Day of No More Forced Productivity.
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Old 09-14-12, 11:54 PM
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Or in other words when you join "The everyday is Saturday" club.
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21 is a special number so time to celebrate.
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Old 09-15-12, 03:14 PM
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Twenty shifts to go.......
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I thought he was referring to a failing bike transmission ...
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Old 09-16-12, 04:59 PM
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19 more shifts until it's all over!
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I thought you would know the hours, minutes, and seconds

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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
I thought you would know the hours, minutes, and seconds

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I could calculate all that.....but I'm in retirement training. Gotta learn how to gear down a bit and relax.
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haha.

Congrats!

Or is it still too soon?
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I can remember the days when I was counting the days till retirement. Good luck and enjoy.
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Getting closer!
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Ride a single speed, then you don't have to shift at all.
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Are you getting antsy yet, Cranky?
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Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
Are you getting antsy yet, Cranky?
Yeah, kinda.

I won't list the reasons here, but it's really a scary time for us right now and I want it behind us ASAP!!

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I think all of us who have be in your spot waiting to retired were just a little scared and worried. It was a big step into the unknown for all of us. I,for one, don't regret taking the step but it was scary. Hang in, it does get better.
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JanMM , Cranky old dude ,

congratulations on your up coming retirement . I am going to join the retirement club at the end of Nov /2012 . I have decided to accept the early exit package from my company . I talked over with the Ms.Mapei and she is ok with it .
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Gotta get up at 03:30 a.m. tomorrow and go to work , and then only eight more mornings over the next few weeks.

And......Mamma'a only gotta spend ten more nights home alone while I'm away at work. (Hey, she says she's alone and that's good enough for me!! )

And then.......
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Got about 6,400 days into retirement already.
Yup, still like after only 17 years!
Enjoy!
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18 more shifts to go!!

Dry, peacefully quiet, dark, a bit breezy.....I'm almost gonna miss these early morning commutes.
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Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
18 more shifts to go!!

Dry, peacefully quiet, dark, a bit breezy.....I'm almost gonna miss these early morning commutes.
No need to stop them--Go into work and tell all the workers going in that you don't have to work any longer.



Just make certain you have a fast bike for the getaway.
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Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
18 more shifts to go!!

Dry, peacefully quiet, dark, a bit breezy.....I'm almost gonna miss these early morning commutes.
18!
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17 more shifts to go.....

Rode the Trek this morning due to anticipated rain. Wet roads but I managed to ride to work between showers.
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Hope you will keep us updated on how many more times you can put a spanner in the works.

With my old company- as soon as someone handed in the notice- or they were given notice--They were out the door before they caused problems that only came to light weeks or months later. Just remind the boss that if your attention is not fully on the job- mistakes could occur.
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Hope you will keep us updated on how many more times you can put a spanner in the works.

With my old company- as soon as someone handed in the notice- or they were given notice--They were out the door before they caused problems that only came to light weeks or months later. Just remind the boss that if your attention is not fully on the job- mistakes could occur.
Ha ha! All great fun for Sit-Coms and T.V. !!

Of course the reality is that here in the refinery, we can never let our guard down. The air and water we would pollute is the same air and water we breathe and drink.

Some contend that management put a spanner in the works long ago and that's why we're all bailing out!! I don't know.

I am starting to search for a new job though, one with health insurance benefits as we're most certainly going to lose our retiree health assistance very soon. The only frightening thing about this whole retirement scenerio is the dark cloud cast by the health ins. mess. The bride's maintenance meds retail for over $4,000 per month! Individual Health Ins. for the two of us costs $1475.00 per month. Of course we can't afford either, hence the concern over Insurance. She'll be on Medicare in six more years, so a low paying job, with benefits, to suppliment my annuity will tide us over until then. Just gotta find me a job.

I was going job hunting in the Spring of 2013 anyway, then this buy-out sprang up. The timing is a bit off and it's kinda scary not knowing when or if I'll find work with benefits, but a man's got to take chances when it feels right....and this had that old feeling about it. I had this feeling twice before. The first time was a transfer that I applied for and got back in 1995. It turned out to have been a very good move for me. The second time was in 2000 when I transfered to this job I'm retiring from. That too turned out to be a good move. So like I said, though it sounds to be potentially disasterous due to Health Ins. issues....that old feeling was there and I jumped.

I'll let you know in 2019 if I done good!!
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