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  • #46
    Timex is so passe. Now it's a Swatch!

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    • #47
      Swatch!? On my predicted pension, I can but dream of a Swatch! A stick in the mud, working as a sundial will be more realistic in the aspirational stakes.

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      • #48
        And on it goes. Now my stinking boss may change his mind and stay on another year. Reason? He says he is lazy and doesn't want to go through the job hunt process. So he'll put it off a year for a few extra bucks and that will help??

        ​He is lobbying me hard to stay on as well, which is self serving despite his assertions to the contrary. I haven't been treated fairly and I don't intend to stay.

        ​Deadline for final decision is this Friday.

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        • #49
          Presumably the boss is a bit younger and has longer to work until retirement. I agree with his self-assessment - sounds like his will to humiliate himself in the round of interviews and rejections is not as strong as it could be and it is much easier to stick with the Devil you know.

          In the end, you have to do what is best for you, You don't have to feel responsible for your boss's selfish attitude.

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          • #50
            Tomorrow is the deadline and today I told him no, final answer. He is 37 BTW. I don't care if he stays or not, makes no difference to me. He still thinks they will come crying to us once they realize they are up the creek so to speak. I don't think so, frankly. Anyway, unless the make a serious 6 figure offer on top of what the current contract states, I'm done. My new job is pretty good. Pay is a little less but not much and the non-working conditions are great! USA health care is big issue, even Medicare.

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            • #51
              Boss is in HQ for a week of meetings. Since we are all leaving the purpose of that escapes me, but much does. Boss is the only man to go forth unto Pharaoh and say "Let My People Stay."

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              • #52
                Perhaps he is preaching "let my salary stay", rather than "let my people stay"....................

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                • #53
                  He's back. They have two people in HQ who are supposed to take over his doodies, but they have no plan for my stuff. Maybe they will ask me to stay on as a contractor or come up with a better offer. More likely they simply consider me a potted plant who doesn't do anything. It aint over til it's over and sometimes not even then!

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                  • #54
                    I'm rapidly concluding, thanks to Kickstarter, I can't afford to retire!

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Rodentman View Post
                      He's back. They have two people in HQ who are supposed to take over his doodies, but they have no plan for my stuff. Maybe they will ask me to stay on as a contractor or come up with a better offer. More likely they simply consider me a potted plant who doesn't do anything. It aint over til it's over and sometimes not even then!
                      Would you stay on as a contractor? Or have you decided that it would just be nice to retire?

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                      • #56
                        Depends on the terms. Contractors in my field can get over $200/hr. Many factors in play, time frame, doodies, org chart, etc. I'd prefer to do a few days a week only, and for a short time frame. I have NO IDEA what the company has in mind. Unless they approach me I am out 1 Sept.

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                        • #57
                          What are you plans for retirement? Any trips you have planned? More time shooting?

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                          • #58
                            Yes, I am a dedicated target shooter. I don't shoot competitively as I am not that good but I do have a lot invested, $$ and emotionally in the hobby. I also reload 27 calibers. I hope I am not breaking the rules, but here are photos of my workshop:









                            I am not sure how many firearms I have, over 50 I daresay. I will be taking inventory when I retire, making a spreadsheet of serial #'s, dates of purchase etc. Will do the same for the watches as well.

                            I belong to 3 ranges, 2 outdoor which is the most fun really. Indoors is good for the MN wintertime.

                            And, we just got a couple of emails indicating that our 1 Sept departure is a virtual certainty as they are seeking outside contractors (they want US to interview them!)

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                            • #59
                              I always love seeing those pictures, sadly in this country only the criminals have guns! I used to shoot shotguns and .22 rifles (not to be confused with airguns) that is pretty much the limit in this sad country!
                              Enjoy your guns, I am jealous!

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by simon_e View Post
                                Enjoy your guns, I am jealous!
                                Me too!

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