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Old 12-12-2016, 06:36 PM   #659
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I was reading some of the recent posts and stumbled across yours. Looks like your retirement ship comes in in a couple of days. Hoping you can get on it.

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I did retire!!! But only for two weeks. The boss lady wants to put in two more years so I accepted a contract gig with Google Fiber until she bails. Didn't want to be too free to be her errand boy. Plus they made me an offer I couldn't refuse and the grand kids are still two little to travel with us. Time is really flying now with the busy work so the second retirement will be here soon. Kind of nice to work but not have to work if that makes sense. Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2017, 05:44 PM   #660
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I'm a commercial interior designer...and until last month I was self-employed. I've always had a work hard/play hard attitude, now, having merged with a larger architectural firm, I'm only working 3 days a week to make time for all my Airstreaming... Been a hectic month getting everything sorted out, but it's all good!
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:02 PM   #661
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:43 PM   #662
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:36 PM   #663
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Computer security “expert”. Yanked out of retirement twice in the past couple years for critical projects. I should advertise my skills a lot less, and keep my resume out of the hands of certain family members that tend to stick it under managers noses. Sigh. I get phone calls...
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:04 PM   #664
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Retired Power Lineman doing contract work surrounded by millennials. Second retirement on the horizon come next June. Seems none of these young folks stay in a job very long before bouncing off somewhere else. They freak when I tell em I spent a full career at one company. Interesting young folks for sure...
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Old 11-06-2017, 10:59 PM   #665
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42 years CEO of high tech communications-electronics-surveillance firm. Actually original founder.

Trying to consider a retirement, and a very supportive VP wife wants to NOW while still healthy and viable. Sensible right?

Sold 50% of firm 3 Yrs ago but remaining portion built itself back up like before. Dang! Momentum happens thus don’t know how to transition to other side ......yet.
For now, taking short weekend or once in awhile week getaways in our fantastic 25ft CCD Intnl.

Over the years prepping our pension/retirement thoughts realizing its all upon ourselves to guard it from Calif. state taxes built on taking to fund others.....and pensions. Ok I’ll stop venting. Be there soon though !
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:54 AM   #666
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My wife and I are both Air Traffic Controllers. She can retire in 4 yrs and I have 6. Can’t wait to hit the road more often.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:16 AM   #667
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:31 AM   #668
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I fly a Gulfstream V for a philanthropist. Will be 30 years here in April 2018 and plan on retiring December 2018. Will certainly miss flying airplanes, I still love it. I WON'T miss the on demand nature of the business. Have had my 2016 25 FC for a year and a half and really looking forward to jumping in anytime I want.
My wife is a registered nurse and retired a little over a year ago. She at least has a pension and medical benefits! Just a 401 k for me.
In any case, looking forward to many adventures ahead while health is good. And I love my Airstream more than my Gulfstream!
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Glad to see this thread come to life again. It's interesting to see the variety of careers.

Many of the posts have mentioned retirement. Whether you're planning for retirement, recently retired or retired for many years you'll find useful discussions on https://www.early-retirement.org/ This is a companion web site to Air Forums - Andy R owns both under the SocialKnowledge Communities of online forums.

If you don't think you'll ever retire because you just can't figure out your "number" be sure to look at https://firecalc.com/ to get a better understanding of how much money you need and how long you're money will last.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:51 AM   #670
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Retired 12-2015 but previously had two careers and a 10 year interim. Out of college I went into retail mortgage lending in Nor Cal (Walnut Creek), burned out and converted a second home on the Sonoma Coast and transitioned into Hospitality then Hospitality dev & const (soon to be sister property to Twin Farms in VT). 911 changed everything, the project was sold before completion. Watching folks peel off the coast for medical reasons (we were 2 ours to Santa Rosa) we moved to Eugene and was hired as a Housing Rehab Specialist/PM (Planning and Community Development) spending our federal tax dollars and walking the 9 blocks to work.

Now it's Happy Trails time!

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Old 11-10-2017, 07:29 AM   #671
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Been looking thru this tread I see a few others coming out of the Avaition Industry,same for me . I’ve flown for a major airline for over 30 years and a small company jet for 10. Johnny Cash has a song that applies” I’ve been everywhere” but haven’t had the time to see much. Now the wife and I are planning to slow down when I hit retirement, she is a full time domestic engineer so no retirement for her. Just kidding. We have always been outdoor people horses camping fishing boating kayaking etc.. My wife doesn’t do tents anymore so our Airstream will serve as our base of operations. We have already done several quick trips meeting up with the kids and grandchildren an looking forward to some longer journeys. We pick up a lot of info from the forums and seem to put some idea to use on every trip so thanks. See you out there
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:39 AM   #672
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Interesting list of occupations..
I am a retired chemist, did 35 yrs with the same company, my wife, Sheryl, is a retired compliance bank exec. and now we're both Airstream managers!.
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