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Your Two Cents On Retirement Decision

Please help others through their retirement decision --

How did you decide to retire? what factored into that decision? Was it voluntary or involuntary? Was it financial? Were you simply tired and ready? Did you have a new adventure to jump into or a new job? -- or -- was it simply the right time? What made you retire?

Now, answer this so when visitors read how you retired they can see how like themselves you are (or not):

  • How long were you employed at the job you left?
  • What was your occupation?
  • How did you walk out that workplace door for the last time (left work early, just walked out with everyone as usual, left after the good-bye party)?
  • What did you do the day after you retired?

How and Why did you Retire?

Please share WHY you retired... voluntary or involuntary, what went into that retirement decision?

Also, HOW did you walk out that workplace door the last time? Did you leave early? walk out with everyone like any day? leave after a party?

Do you have any input on HOW to make that decision and HOW to walk out that door for the last time? I'd appreciate your input in this area! thanks!

Check out what previous visitors have submitted:

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

It has finally happened... Retirement!  
I am in my second week of retirement. I'm packing up to move so very busy but can certainly see how depression can set in when you all of a sudden …

Retirement: Shaking in my Boots! 
I have had big plans to tell my boss that I am retiring in June. I was actually advised to tell him while I am on holidays for 5 weeks meaning that he …

Contemplating retirement last fall...I have since decided to retire in June - yikes! 
Thirty four years is a long time. A long time to be doing the same thing - teaching. Wasn’t it just last week that I finished my student teaching and …

Retired so long ago can't remember when. 
I was on a trip when i decided it was time to sell my business. My wife had retired a year before so i thought we could travel and have some fun. But God …

Retiring and Scared 
Hello... just found this site... I am retiring from the post office in 5 more days and I am scared to death. Thank god I am 63... can get social …

Retired School Bus Driver 
For the best part of 25+ years I was a school bus driver. I took my training in Ontario, then drove there, in Nova Scotia, and worked at in Alberta, until …

Forced retirement 
I am a 55 yr old Female I have worked for this community college for 37yrs. I am at the top of the Payscale. Recently i was told that they wanted me …

Retirement Decision: Always interesting! 
Retirement decisions are never easy... and when I read this retirement interview online, I just had to comment on a few parts. Mind you, this is not a …

Retirement our best decision 
When I turned 67 my husband and I decided to retire and go on the pension. Though I was a little apprehensive wondering what I would do with all the …

Retirement: Have accumulated enough money 
Leaving stressful Wall Street environment behind after 33 years business was no longer fun and rewarding disfunctional work place including management …

Education after Retirement?  
Downsized: Afraid to leave - but didn't want to stay - what now? I worked for a shipping co. for nearly 21 yrs. Finally the day came when in order …

Why I retired? 
The last five years of my career I had a manager I found difficult and the procedures for doing my job were becoming more stupid and time consuming every …

Year of Indecision --
Retire or not?
 
Can't decide what to do about retirement. The economy is so iffy I am frozen about doing anything. I Will be 65 this year. Have worked at the same place …

Keep working in retirement 
When I decided to “retire”, I was sixty-two years old, ten years ago. At the time, I had been laid off from a full-time job as the front desk clerk in …

Retirement Hobby: Ebay Selling! 
A few years ago, after I retired from my job, I started to sell off some of the items collected over the years on Ebay. There were the video games …

Disability: Sleep Apnea 
i was an over the road truck driver until 3 years ago... to drive a truck you have to do a dot physical. i had always passed my yearly physical until that …

Saved for Retirement my Whole Life 
Money is not a tremendous issue for me in retirement. Having worked hard all my life but always living below my means meant that I saved a lot of money. …

Retirement Income: My Life Adjustments with Retirement 
The struggle to work as a home based social worker with a modest income became even more stressful when I began to consider the changes I I made close …

MISTAKE TO RETIRE 
I THINK IT IS A MISTAKE TO RETIRE IF YOU ARE DIVORCED OR WIDOWED ! YOU TAKE YOURSELF INTO ISOLATION, FEEL USELESS, LONELY, INVISIBLE AND DOWN RIGHT …

Retirement -Time For Everything 
After five years of retirement, I'm still lovin' it. Although I must say I'm getting slightly bored now that my family are out and about. I don't do …

RETIRED to Back Surgeries 
I RETIRED BECAUSE OF BACK AND HAVE KYPHOSIS HAVE HAD 8 BACK SURGERYS... STILL KEEP GOING THO!!!! I have been disabled since 1993. Fell off a horse …

Retirement was voluntary, I was Ready. 
I decided to retire because I had enough credits and wanted to try some other things. It was voluntary and I thought the retirement benefit would …

Retirement Planning: Sound preparations helped... 
In the few years before retirement, I made many adjustments both financially and emotionally to prepare for this new stage in my life. These are some of …

Retired College Professor  
I was a college professor at a major university for 39 years. I decided to retire because further time working would not enhance my pension (I was …

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Here in India in Government jobs 58 years of age is fixed 
I retired as a Principal of a Govt. college and many students meet me and honour as well as help when ever required. For last thirteen years working …

Retirement is good.  
I really believed that I wanted to retire from the time I was in my middle 30s. Oh, boy, I thought. Only 30 more years until I can retire! Those …

Years Flew By, and I soon Found Myself at Retirement 
Everybody knows that retirement is far from easy. When I was twenty years ago, I did not know where I would be when I entered my sixtieth decade here …

Retired teacher's story 
It was very recent that I had retired. All my life I have been working as a school teacher. I really loved my job. I loved teaching children, watching …

My Pre-Retirement Years Amidst USA's Deepest Recession 
I am currently living the few years that I expect to be the ones that are immediately prior to my retirement. My pre-retirement years happen to …

Retired after increasing stress... 
Hello my name is John K. from Syracuse, NY. I would like to tell you how and why I retired from the workforce. I had been working as a baker for …

"Retired" at 39,
Now I do Online Trading...
Use your imagination and don't sell yourself short.
 
According to some definitions, I've been retired for over 10 years, and I'm only 49 at the time of this writing. How did I do it, and why do I say that …

Retired at 65 
My retirement came when I was 65 years old, and I retired mainly because my husband thought I should. I really would liked to have worked until I was …

Retirement, it was time... 
After 37 years working for the same job, I had many wonderful and yet difficult experiences. This was a very stressful job dealing with the public. …

Wrestling with the decision.... To Retire or Not To Retire? 
I'm torn between loosing the salary and gaining the stress-free life I feel I've earned after 22 years of teaching. I'll be 67 in April and would like …

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