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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 87Heaven, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. 87Heaven
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 71


    Well the first good news is that this Friday is my last day at work. I officially retire as of the 30th.
    The second good news is for a going away present (retirement is how they put it) they gave me a Thermal Dynamics Plasma system. A Cutmaster 52 to be exact.
    I am in the prosses of building a new shop so as for now I have no power or air to even try it out!
    By the end of April that should all change. I have been a nervous wreck after deciding to pull the plug, 50 years of going to work every day and now not is going to take some getting used too.
    So I thought I would share my good fortune will all of you.
    Thanks for listening
  2. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    Congratulations ,Im 43 and losing faith working for idiots,for about 6 months ............How did you do it......50 years
  3. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    You'll get used to driving around and seeing everyone in a hurry to be somewhere. Day time TV sucks. Most of your friends will be at work. Those are the things my dad hated.

    But he loved being able to do whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. It all works out.

  4. Cowtown Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,182

    Cowtown Speed Shop
    from KC

    Everyone I know that is retired has a job.....My grandfather put in 35 years as a union bus driver, and now delivers paint 3 days a week, that whole sitting on your ass and doing whever you want is not all it is cracked up to be.....

  5. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,222


    F--- work.

    Sorry for the language, but... When you may end up on a deathbed and still be capable of thinking..., will you be thinking that you should have gone for 51 years?

    go play with the plasma and new shop.
  6. 1967gtafb
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 41


    God Bless Patience is Virtue Congrats Dont stop keep going PM me if you are stuck I will help
  7. knotttty
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 422


    congrats to you 87heaven... enjoy your retirement... it sounds like your well on your way already.... good on ya.. I have 97 weeks to

  8. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    Retired 3 years ago, my wife said your "retirement will not keep you a week," the way you spend money, you'll need to find yourself a job!!! Three years later and still looking.
  9. KIRK
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 384


    You will enjoy retirement. Soon you will wonder how you ever had time to work. Have fun.
  10. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,964

    from Michigan

    Retirement and a new shop...perfect. All the best to you.
  11. SoCal Merc
    Joined: Jul 26, 2007
    Posts: 572

    SoCal Merc
    from SoCal

    Congrats. Enjoy your free time!
  12. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,513

    from WA

    Been retired for almost two years....don't know how I ever had time to work (40 years)....absolutely love it!.....hope you do also....all the best!
  13. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    Great.............I can't wait for my turn
    Have fun with your new life
  14. thewildturkey46
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 747

    from Rice, MN

    I retired after 37 years with the same company......12 years ago next month, I have not missed work at all. I spend every day in my shop working on my hotrods. You will have a new shop soon, you should not have any problems adapting! Congrats to you !
  15. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,554


    Enjoy, it looks like with the new shop going up you should be able to stay busy and away from the day time tv.

    I watched my dad retire at 62 with big plans and then sit on his butt and fuss about what he couldn't do because he hadn't planned for retirement. I hope to retire a year from now and may have to take a part time job to get some rest from all the things I have planned.
  16. welcome to the club, every day is Saturday from here on out. Stay busy.
  17. Master of None
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 2,279

    Master of None

    Congrats! And the cutmaster 52 is a great unit. I have one, you'll wonder what you've been doing all this time with out it.
  18. 87Heaven
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 71


    Thanks for all the good wishes guys.

    I dont think I will be watching to much TV (dont watch much now) I have a 40 ford to finish a T-Bucket to Finish and the list goes on.

    I do have offers to work a couple days a week or so later on in the year.
    I think I would look forward to maybe some part time work, hot rod parts being what they are and all :):):)$$$
  19. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    When I worked at Beaudry RV in Tucson here, I met quite a few folks who bought the motorhome of their dreams together, and then became widowed shortly after.

    I'm just saying that sudden downshift in your life isn't always healthy. Stay busy if you can, make a commitment to something whether it be paid or volunteering. Having a place to be is a good thing.
  20. Good health is the key. If you have that the rest will work itself out. I'm disabled, got a project car to play with but don't have the health to work on it and don't have the funds to pay somebody else to work on it so my big enjoyment seems to be watching it rot away in the driveway. If you have the health go play and have fun while you can. I wish you nothing but the best my friend.
  21. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091


    Been retired going on 16 years.. Its six Saturdays and then Sunday. I don't see how I got any thing done while I had a job..
  22. Lucky bastard!..................good for you.
  23. Good for you. I'll raise a toast to you Friday as I chug one down on my Birthday. To bad I won't be old enough to retire though. With the current retirement plan that it's in place I have 17 more years to go. But I know when I get there, they'll tell me to work 10 more years ;).
  24. Congrats my man. That work thing is way over-rated.:D
  25. Offset
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 1,700

    from Canada

    Enjoy your retirement. The time will come when you will wonder when you had time to go to work!! Fifty years with the same company is a rarity these days, sounds like they appreciated your contribution.

    Good luck and and have fun.
  26. midnight auto parts
    Joined: Feb 1, 2007
    Posts: 59

    midnight auto parts
    from tn

    enjoy the retirement, it will last about a week and then you will be busier than ever when the word gets out. i have been retired 9 years come may 1 and love it. between your shop and friends-family you are going to have a blast.
  27. brokenspoke
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 2,909


    I rest on Sundays tho
  28. E HANSEN13
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 500

    E HANSEN13

    Well congrats and enjoy your retirement...
  29. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,102


    Congratulations and prepare to enjoy the next phase of your life.

    I retired at 55, 10 years ago, and was told I wouldn't get used to "doing nothing" for a year or more. Well, I was used to retirement before I even cleared the parking lot on the last day and never looked back. I'm much busier now than I've ever been, wrenching away almost every day.
  30. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


    I never get those who go back to work because they have nothing else to do and get bored... man, I've got 3-5 years left and after that I can't wait until I have the time to spend in my shop really cranking out the projects.. HEAVEN! Congrats to you.. enjoy yourself! That's so awesome. If feel bad for the younger guys that are looking at 20 - 30 years.. Retirement with a pension is going to be a thing of the past.

    Enjoy that cutter and the new shop.. wow.. what a way to start out your retirement!

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