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Officially retired_guy now...
I closed my businesses and retired a number of years ago, but still continued to personally service machines for a few customers. I began the process of sending people to someone else for their needs about a year ago.

So I've been down to only two customers for awhile. Two older men that I have had a great deal of respect and admiration for all these years. One happened to have substantial assets, the other one not so much. It didn't matter. Whenever I made a service call I would simply say, no charge this time, I'll overcharge you next time. I think working for them was more of a pleasure for me than a chore.

They both passed this week. I will miss them.

So now, I really am Retired_guy. Yes, I still have too many irons in the fire, but a 50 year career is now officially in the books forever. I'm good with that.
10-28-2014 01:24 PM
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RE: Officially retired_guy now...
I on the other hand, after 12+ years working for the same family was fired for too many health issues, and three years later finally got on disability. Was not my plan, or choice, and the huge drop in income combined with losing healthcare (after CORBRA ran out) really whacked us.

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10-28-2014 01:51 PM
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RE: Officially retired_guy now...
(10-28-2014 01:24 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  I closed my businesses and retired a number of years ago, but still continued to personally service machines for a few customers. I began the process of sending people to someone else for their needs about a year ago.

So I've been down to only two customers for awhile. Two older men that I have had a great deal of respect and admiration for all these years. One happened to have substantial assets, the other one not so much. It didn't matter. Whenever I made a service call I would simply say, no charge this time, I'll overcharge you next time. I think working for them was more of a pleasure for me than a chore.

They both passed this week. I will miss them.

So now, I really am Retired_guy. Yes, I still have too many irons in the fire, but a 50 year career is now officially in the books forever. I'm good with that.

that is ironic that both of them went at almost the same time. sorry for the loss of your good customers. maybe that is an indication that it is time for you to enjoy life. as we can see, life is too short. lost several family members at very young ages....2 below 50 and one below 40 among others.

ENJOY BEING COMPLETELY RETIRED.....YOU DESERVE IT

AND, WE ENJOY YOUR ANTICS AND ADVICE HERE lol
10-28-2014 02:45 PM
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R_G: Sorry about their passing. One of my friends from high school passed away October 4th. And, Sunday was the 28th anniversary of my dad's passing. I miss them. Mongo

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10-28-2014 03:05 PM
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Hi retired_guy,
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your customers, )friends.)
It's good to hear that you are keeping those irons in the fire in spite of your retirement. So many people just sit down after they retire but you are staying active, and that is a GREAT thing.
CONGRATULATIONS on your retirement, retired_guy.

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10-28-2014 03:31 PM
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RE: Officially retired_guy now...
RG, sincerest sympathies for the loss of your friends (and customers.)

I hope that you and YOUR family are as well as you can be.

Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
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10-28-2014 10:28 PM
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RE: Officially retired_guy now...
Sad to hear this, R_G... helping others is one of the pure pleasures of life. Give and it shall be given unto you. I'm certain that you're happier and a better person for helping those folks regardless of pay.

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10-29-2014 08:37 AM
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My condolences on the loss of your friends/customers. Once a long time ago I read the following:

Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same....by Flavia
10-29-2014 10:16 AM
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My condolences too, R_G. I can appreciate your connection to these people. Makes them like family. We have had a number of people close to our family who have passed on and it is like its one of the family.

Best Regards,

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10-29-2014 10:45 AM
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R_G,

Memory Eternal for your friends/customers. It is hard to lose those we care about.

Glad for you to be fully retired! Hope I will be 7/8 retired by next September/October time frame (I will be 62 in September, SSecurity Retirement starts the payments in the month after turning 62, I think).

All others: Memory Eternal for your friends and family. It sure feels weird being the "older" generation now.

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10-29-2014 01:52 PM
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