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Old 10-28-2006, 12:03 AM
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Thumbs up Threw in the towel today.... I RETIRED!!

Today was it, I called the Teamsters and got the paperwork coming for my pension. I worked 29 LONG years at UPS. I have been off since February because my back is a train wreck.
I wonder how much freight and weight I have handled in that time.
I am only 54 and looking forward to some freedom and traveling. Chris

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Old 10-28-2006, 12:13 AM
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Don't know you - think I hate you.

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Old 10-28-2006, 02:13 AM
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Congrats, Motorhead. I'm closing in on 53 myself and hope to be out of my current profession before I'm 56. Fingers crossed....

I know some UPS folks who came out pretty well after the company had its IPO -- hope that's your situation as well. Getting out at a relatively young age, you can eventually take up a pursuit you love without any worry about where the next mortgage payment is coming from. AFTER you've taken a well-deserved break, of course!

I'm looking myself at a plunge into grass-roots politicical activism once I slip the yoke. I aspire to make myself a serious pain in the ass....
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:23 AM
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Must be nice. I want to retire already but I didn't even get out of college yet.
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:40 PM
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Me Retire?

I dont think I will ever retire...so enjoy...
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:50 PM
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Must be nice. I want to retire already but I didn't even get out of college yet.
when do you plan on retiring?

i know no matter how i go im going to invest 10% of my income after bills and taxes... do that for 30 years and retire so i can screw around with mercedes benzs' and vw's....
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Old 10-28-2006, 04:03 PM
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Hell, I was having so much fun running my own business that I didn't retire until I sold it at age 67. You should have seen the fun I had starting Medicare at 65 and having them NOT start paying me Social Security at the same time. (Didn't particularly want the added tax burden.) Their computer couldn"t understand why I didn't want SS as early as possible. When I finally did sign up for SS, there was a decent lump sum waiting for me too.

Enjoy your retirement, Motorhead. I am.

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Old 10-28-2006, 06:30 PM
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Good for you!

Personaly I don't know how I could retire, I think I'd get bored.
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:47 PM
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Today was it, I called the Teamsters and got the paperwork coming for my pension. I worked 29 LONG years at UPS. I have been off since February because my back is a train wreck.
I wonder how much freight and weight I have handled in that time.
I am only 54 and looking forward to some freedom and traveling. Chris
Good for you! Send us pix of you dancing in Bali.
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:49 PM
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Personaly I don't know how I could retire, I think I'd get bored.
It has taken some adjustment!! I am not alone though. Most guys I talked to said it took them 6 to 8 months to "change gears".
I really was kind of forced to retire because my back just wasn't holding up loading UPS trucks every morning. Hell, I was older than most of the PARENTS of the kids that worked with me. I enjoyed working with the guys.
I DIDN'T enjoy the "sisters" that worked there.

I am adjusting to DOMESTIC duties . My wife has gone back to school full time to get her teaching credential so I am Mr. MOM.

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