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Retiring, but still working!

Postby Barnyard » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:09 am

As many of you know, I reached retirement age back in November and have been thinking about hanging it up and enjoying life. Friday I finally told my boss that May 4th will be my last day of work as a building maintenance consultant at the IRS building in Covington.

However, in addition to collecting my retirement pay, I have accepted a temporary, full time job with a company that that is contracted by the US Government to help rebuild Iraq. I will be working with them as a consultant to design, build and maintain many new buildings that will replace the ones destroyed there during the last ten years. This job is expected to last about a year to eighteen months, so I will still be young enough to enjoy my retirement.

The pay is almost four times what I was making here so as far as earnings it would almost be as if I remained at my present job for four or five more years. The only drawback is I will need to spend the next six to eight months in Iraq to help assess the damages done and how best to begin the rebuilding. After that I will have to return every other month to evaluate the ongoing work.

I’m looking forward to this new “chapter” in my life. By the way Rosie is a bit hesitant, but she agrees it is a good way to end my working career with a little extra spending money. I will be leaving July 9th after a two week orientation to the company at their Gainesville Georgia office. Wish me luck, maybe we can have a party before I leave.
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby Joe Malinowski » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:16 am

Good luck Bill, of course posting this on April 1st tends to make me think???????
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby RUSSALL » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:18 am

Hey Bill congratulations on your retirement. Good luck with this next endeavor. :D

Hey , do I see a trend that more of our Cubbers are working overseas? :lol:



Good luck in all you do. Keep safe.
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby Jeff Silvey » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:26 am

I think someone is playing a April Fools joke. :lol:
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:30 am

A guy with a brand new air compressor ain't goin anywhere.
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby dakcub » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:32 pm

Jeff Silvey wrote:I think someone is playing a April Fools joke. :lol:


Jeff is on to something here LOL
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby v w » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:45 pm

Gary Dotson wrote:A guy with a brand new air compressor ain't goin anywhere.

A guy with a new air compressor might need 4 times his current salary.
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby randallc » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:58 pm

Been working since November- not going to retire and sure ain't leaven those cubs, or I mean Rosie and the cubs and the dogs, and the new son-in-law, and the Barnyard Bash. So happy Aprils fools back atcha.
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby John(videodoc) » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:14 pm

if it is true congrats. but i am with the rest of em. april fools is about. dont think he would agree to missing cub tug...
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby Rick Prentice » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:49 am

I really want to take this serious Bill and welcome you the best, but this vision is forever burned into my memory :lol:
























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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby beaconlight » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:16 am

LOts of luck but I wonder about April 1st too/
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby Barnyard » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:12 am

Well okay, I am not retiring in May (but I could) and I am not taking a job with a government vender in Iraq. Yes it was all a mean and despicable April Fools joke. But there is a bit of truth in it. I really do work as a building maintenance consultant for the government (I’m on break right now. :lol: )

One of the companies that contracted with us does a lot of overseas maintenance work for the federal government. In talking to our current contractor I was told I could easily get a job in Iraq with them at a pay rate much greater than my current salary if I wanted (I don’t ever expect that to happen.) Their office is actually in southern Florida, not really in Gainesville. However, I am not allowed to work for any vendor for two years after I retire if I oversaw any work performed by that vendor as a federal employee. So, the company is real and is not one of those internet fraud outfits.

My daughter was in on the joke, but I sure did get a lot of calls from family and local friends. My niece, my daughter’s Maid of Honor in her upcoming wedding, was the most concerned. She believes just about everything I say (silly girl). Melissa finally let her in on it when she began to worry about me missing the wedding.

Maybe next year I will try something a bit more believable. I spent a whole five minutes on this story just to see it blow out of the water so quickly. :lol:
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:25 am

But we know you, Bill! How can we believe half of what you say? Ed
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby Barnyard » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:47 am

ScottyD'sdad wrote:But we know you, Bill! How can we believe half of what you say? Ed

You're right Ed! you must be refering to this statement:
Barnyard wrote:I really do work as a building maintenance consultant for the government (I’m on break right now. )
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Re: Retiring, but still working!

Postby Denny Clayton » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:08 pm

:weaping:

ScottyD'sdad wrote:But we know you, Bill! How can we believe half of what you say? Ed



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