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Finally Doing It “retirement”

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Clew, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    After 37 years as engineering manager in a steel mill
    My last official day will be October 15th day before my 61st birthday
    Politics are so bad, use to love my job
    Now I’m going to do what I love
    FISH on my terms
    C Lewis

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  2. Lance.G

    Lance.G Active Member


  3. hambone

    hambone Member

    Does that mean your now full time taxidermy;)
  4. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    Guess you could say full time part time
  5. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! I retired two years ago. Best move I ever made.
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  6. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    Erie, PA
    this February will be 5 years for me. every day is a weekend or Holiday, depending on how you look at it.

    plenty of stuff to do every day.
  7. Triple J Taxidermy

    Triple J Taxidermy Active Member

    After 21 army years I gave the steel industry a go for 10. Good money, but too much stress. Enjoy your retirement.
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  8. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! I can't believe it's been 5 yrs since I retired!!
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  9. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    Best day in my life was Sept. 16, 2016. Now I am a full-time taxidermist on a part-time weekly schedule.
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  10. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    Erie, PA
    left work 2-19-15, had my right hip resurfaced at the Cleveland clinic the next day. used all my sick time and retired may 20, 2015

    the part that really irritated the Warden ( i worked in a prison for 33 years) was that i also switched shifts. i was on first shift with weekends off. i switched shifts to give a younger guy the premium shift and best days off.

    i went to second shift with tuesday, wednesdays off, and a 50 cent an hour shift differential :)

    that should not have been a surprise, everyone knew i was going to retire and not come back....still angry about it today...
  11. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Congratulations Carl wish you the best !
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  12. Congrats! Can't wait for my retirement. I have 5 years left.
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  13. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Congratulations! I retired from my "real job" on May 18, 2005. There hasn't been a spare moment since. You will soon wonder how in the heck you had time to work. Hope you have a long and wonderful retirement!
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  14. Sam 10November1775

    Sam 10November1775 New Member

    Retired a couple months ago myself. No more clocks, can do what I want when I want (for the most part anyways).
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