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I'm nearly there. Have a week off this week due to the building work starting on my land. Next week, 4 days a week til end of August,then by the month dropping to3,2,then 1. Retire in November,aged 55. Not sure how i,m gonna take to it, as i have worked since the day i left school, tho have never wanted to work til just before i literally die. Time will tell.Glad i have always thought of the future even as a youngster, and am able to be in this position financially tho.

Would like to rent a motorhome, spend a month or so touring Scotland, then if  I/we(MrsSA) enjoy it, maybe buy our own, and have the freedom to tour where and when we like,there's a lot of Europe i havent seen.

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I will technically.retire.in 2027 ages 46 but.ill get a job. I've just extended by 5 years which will give me a lovely pay off and a nice.monthly pension. I wont retire though, I'll just get.a shitty job, well that depends what type of house the missus wants, she eventually wants to live.in the countryside in a small holding. I'd povemit, bit its going to be expensive. 

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21 minutes ago, boro_boy said:

I will technically.retire.in 2027 ages 46 but.ill get a job. I've just extended by 5 years which will give me a lovely pay off and a nice.monthly pension. I wont retire though, I'll just get.a shitty job, well that depends what type of house the missus wants, she eventually wants to live.in the countryside in a small holding. I'd povemit, bit its going to be expensive. 

I am sort of semi retired. I work three shifts a week. I could finish in three years, but think I will go on until I am 60.

Four days off a week plus a week off on every 6th week gives me more than enough leisure time.

The wife and I plan to ride our motorbikes from the top of Scotland to the tip of Cornwall one day. You see so much more on a motorbike.

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5 minutes ago, boro_boy said:

I will technically.retire.in 2027 ages 46 but.ill get a job. I've just extended by 5 years which will give me a lovely pay off and a nice.monthly pension. I wont retire though, I'll just get.a shitty job, well that depends what type of house the missus wants, she eventually wants to live.in the countryside in a small holding. I'd povemit , bit its going to be expensive. 

An advantage of being in the forces is the pension.I got properly out of the city last year moving properly into the countryside, i feckin love it fella.Quality of life is so much better, and all those nice country pubs i used to drive miles to, to get a proper chef cooked meal, rather than a chain pub surround me now. Farm shop food tastes so much better than Asda etc type stuff, eggs still warm covered in shit and feathers.People so much nicer, no crime. Tho not really lived in Birmingham for many a year, lived on the outskirts, so called posher parts, get in the car drive a mile down the road, and it's a shithole. When i go into Brum now, i find it really horrible. You would feel the same in a very short time.

9 minutes ago, The Guv'nor said:

You see so much more on a motorbike.

Totally disagree there, not only with the helmet etc, but driving/riding any vehicle you don't get to see much, due to your attention being on the road. Being a passenger or on public transport, coach/train is when you can really look around and see things you would never see when in control of a vehicle of any sort.

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10 hours ago, The Realist said:

I'm nearly there. Have a week off this week due to the building work starting on my land. Next week, 4 days a week til end of August,then by the month dropping to3,2,then 1. Retire in November,aged 55. Not sure how i,m gonna take to it, as i have worked since the day i left school, tho have never wanted to work til just before i literally die. Time will tell.Glad i have always thought of the future even as a youngster, and am able to be in this position financially tho.

Would like to rent a motorhome, spend a month or so touring Scotland, then if  I/we(MrsSA) enjoy it, maybe buy our own, and have the freedom to tour where and when we like,there's a lot of Europe i havent seen.

Excellent news. You'll enjoy it as you have the time to do what you want when you want. If a person can financially afford to do then they should, in order to have a better quality of life in their later years rather than fuck themselves having to get up every day.

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On 13/06/2019 at 08:13, Harold said:

Excellent news. You'll enjoy it as you have the time to do what you want when you want. If a person can financially afford to do then they should, in order to have a better quality of life in their later years rather than fuck themselves having to get up every day.

It's not really going to plan fella. I have had an offer from JLR, to work in a consultancy role which is just to good to turn down. I would be working on a self employed basis, which equates to silly money. tho i am only gonna be working 1 day a week in my current roll in a phased retirement i feel this offer is just too good to turn down, and it's not gonna be a regular 9-5 roll either, more a case of reading over lots of proposed ideas, turning up at meeting's giving my opinion and alternatives on proposed ideas, costing ETC. Minimum of £2k per day, tho it would only be a max of 3 days per week, It's a 3 year deal.

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17 hours ago, The Realist said:

It's not really going to plan fella. I have had an offer from JLR, to work in a consultancy role which is just to good to turn down. I would be working on a self employed basis, which equates to silly money. tho i am only gonna be working 1 day a week in my current roll in a phased retirement i feel this offer is just too good to turn down, and it's not gonna be a regular 9-5 roll either, more a case of reading over lots of proposed ideas, turning up at meeting's giving my opinion and alternatives on proposed ideas, costing ETC. Minimum of £2k per day, tho it would only be a max of 3 days per week, It's a 3 year deal.

If you feel it's going to benefit you and you're willing to undertake it, especially with the remuneration you mention, then go for it as long as your family are backing you.

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So i retired from my job on Friday, only to start work again on Monday. Back with JLR, tho not directly, It's also gonna be a 2 year max position. so maybe in 2 years i will be re posting about retirement.In all honesty tho, i started to find the phased retirement a bit of a boring grind. I'm just so used to working.

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Hopefully you'll be posting about retirement in 2 years. This job at JLR sounds very good, especially the.money you mentioned before, you'd be daft not to take it. And two years is fuck all. 

I was supposed to leave the navy on 2022 but extended by 5 years. I would have had a £800 pension a month but with the extra 5 years that's will increase. As I don't pay anything towards the pension I think that's a very good deal. 

I will probably extend again after.my.5 years. Well actually it all depends.ejat the.missus is doing. She's 10 years.my.younger so she can spoil me until I drop dead. 

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32 minutes ago, boro_boy said:

Hopefully you'll be posting about retirement in 2 years. This job at JLR sounds very good, especially the.money you mentioned before, you'd be daft not to take it. And two years is fuck all. 

I was supposed to leave the navy on 2022 but extended by 5 years. I would have had a £800 pension a month but with the extra 5 years that's will increase. As I don't pay anything towards the pension I think that's a very good deal. 

I will probably extend again after.my.5 years. Well actually it all depends.ejat the.missus is doing. She's 10 years.my.younger so she can spoil me until I drop dead. 

Tho you have on kids, my ambition was always to live long enough to become a burden to my kids. Hopefully yeah 2 years, the roll is supposed to be 3 years, tho there is no way the project will possibly take that long, 2 years max. Will i retire then or find something else of interest? Thankfully i am in i am a position to pick and choose. It's not always about money to me, in reality i never needed this roll, It's the challenge that attracts me.  I'm just the type of guy who loves a challenge and never shirk's away from one. It's kind of like a buzz. Cocaine free one too.

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10 hours ago, The Realist said:

Tho you have on kids, my ambition was always to live long enough to become a burden to my kids. Hopefully yeah 2 years, the roll is supposed to be 3 years, tho there is no way the project will possibly take that long, 2 years max. Will i retire then or find something else of interest? Thankfully i am in i am a position to pick and choose. It's not always about money to me, in reality i never needed this roll, It's the challenge that attracts me.  I'm just the type of guy who loves a challenge and never shirk's away from one. It's kind of like a buzz. Cocaine free one too.

What kind of role is it?

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On 10/11/2019 at 22:23, Hairy Scot said:

Which means you get to wear a jacket and get lots of cash for imparting common sense to a variety of fuckwits.
In fact you normally get paid twice because you have to go back an fix their next stuffup.

Never has that been more true than the last 2 days @Hairy Scot. So were mostly working on the draught at the minute,(which is pretty much set) I'm more on material flow and planning, the 24 year old with the degree presents in his eyes a great fool proof plan to improve efficiency of goods in,( He really doesn't like me, i think he was going for the one up man ship) iIstudied it for maybe 30 seconds, threw the paperwork down and said it would be really difficult to make that idea work, facing a few disapproving looks, and tuts, and accusations of being negative i was asked why. Well that was my moment. firstly it would involve reversing the traffic flow of HGV's, a further 40 ft of yard space, moving the gas filling station for forklifts, the water tanks for the sprinkler systems,losing 6 bays inside, increase trailer loading time, approx 9 mins per trailer, and best of all, removing 2 bays of racking along approx 50 metres- and 2 pillars that hold the fecking roof up. The smartarse degree guy was shrinking down in his chair, like a dying fly walking around in ever decreasing circles trying to disappear up his own arse.

No substitute for experience eh?

I never had the heart to tell him, i also have a degree, plus the experience to go along with it.

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