Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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 Post subject: It's official
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:17 am 
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I will be retiring on 27 July after 32.5 years. I started at 38, so I reckon it's a good long run. I'll be on a casual contract because they still haven't put out requests for applications for a couple of jobs that they really need me for (ageing fish). At least I'll be getting a higher rate of pay for the casual work.

There has been the occasional comment about future depredations on the Nelson trout population but that is just unfounded speculation.

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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:25 am 
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Congrats on staying on top until the bell rang! You are going to love retirement.

Brad


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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:42 am 
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Congrats,there is no down side to "not working"and getting paid for it.At least thats been my experience.


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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:02 am 
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The only downside, other than less income, is having too much to do and not enough time to do it all.
That is the kind of pressure anyone can live with ;) No reports to send in...no projects to scout...no one looking over your shoulder...all the good guys will stay in touch and you can ignore all the dorks.
Don't set any targets and don't let anyone set any that involve you. You now have the helm, so steer in any direction you choose. Smooth seas and a gentle tailwinds from here on out.
Welcome aboard your own ship. Bux


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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:09 am 
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Congratulations, Mike!

I'm about a year out, and it'll be a nudge over 36 years when I do it.

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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:37 pm 
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Congratulations Michael!

Good for you!


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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:41 pm 
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You're gonna like it....providing you take Bux's advice.


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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:30 pm 
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Good on ya Michael. I hope you enjoy the heck out of it.

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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:28 am 
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You still have the ability to spend all your new free time on a trout stream. Sure wish I did!

If it is raining, though, here is a good place to waste all of your free time.
http://www.247freepoker.com/

Enjoy

Brad


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 Post subject: Re: It's official
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:39 am 
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Congratulations!!
If I'm doing my math correctly, you be 70.5 years old, is that correct? If so, wow!!! I almost feel guilty setting up to retire in February at 61 years old.

Since my wife has a few more years to go, I'm going to find a part time job doing something I want to do. Drive a bus, a dump truck or something to keep me busy a few days a week until my bride joins me.


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