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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

    York, SC
    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

  2. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member


  3. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

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

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    Guess you could say full time part time
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  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

    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. 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

    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. 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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  15. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    Hey George ....here's another one for our club.
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  16. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
  17. 15pt

    15pt Member

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  18. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Congrats Carl. I'm not retiring as I've been full time in taxidermy for 35 years, but am going to start collecting my SS at 62, and use it to build a pole building for the fish farm. Time to get the fish tanks out of the basement!

    Will have to reduce the amount of fish taxidermy I do but that's fine with me.
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  19. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    Thanks Cecil
    Want to make it in your area on day soon
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  20. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    Here it is my last full week of employment
    Agreed to work two days a week till year end to bring new guy up to speed
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