Well I've gone and done it!

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  1. Clive

    Clive Funster Life Member

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    a redundancy scheme came up at work and I applied. I was turned down as being a too valuable resource to the company. Unfortunately for them I really looked at early retirement and realised I was working for £50 a week, clearing mortgage etc with lump sum. So I have now handed in my notice and will retire on 31st March 2016. My son finishes his degree in May and has decided to do his teacher training locally, house sitter sorted.
    Now apart from August when I am stewarding a THS at Sea Palling I can make all those rallies which I missed through being too far or lack of holiday.

    Bring it on
     
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    Well done you - you won't regret it.

    I applied for voluntary redundancy and was turned down only to be made compulsorily redundant 4 weeks later, not sure how that works! I was then able to get some medical stuff done that I'd been refused sick leave for because it was "elective" and I decided I didn't want to go back to work for anyone else.

    Now I am so busy I have to keep a diary - love being able to do what I want when I want.
     
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  3. Southdowners

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    Lucky you!! Very exciting :)
     
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    That's brilliant-well done you! Bet you can't wait to get on the road:)
     
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  5. DuxDeluxe

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    Negotiating an exit from my previous employers was the best career move ever made! Don't miss it or them at all. The banter has largely been replaced by here........

    Have a great time Clive and there is always a beer or three waiting in our van for you (y)
     
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  6. Clive

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    I can't, trouble is so many places to go (y)
     
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    You will be busier than ever !!!! :party3::party3:
     
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    Nice one Clive. My early retirement/voluntary redundancy came through in April 2006 and I've never looked back :)

    Pity we did Norfolk this year or we could have come and plagued seen you at Sea Palling :D
     
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    You'll wonder how you ever had the time to go to work!
    Roll on March....
     
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    What a great Christmas Present to yourself, with the Motorhome their is no end of permutations your retirement can bring, enjoy the planning and new found freedom when it arrives, we will be having the Easter Rally at Chester Food Festival, could be on your agenda. :Smile:
     
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    (y)(y)(y)
     
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    Great news Clive, hope to see you on a rally soon. Would have met at the solo meet in April but unfortunately you couldn't make it,
    Enjoy your travels.
     
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    Well done you! Wish it was me.:) Now you can find the time to join in all the meets you missed.
     
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    Brilliant :clap:, enjoy all your free time.
    Wish we could afford to do it.
     
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    Well done you!
     
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    Great News ,Enjoy your freedom :rock:
     
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    Well done Clive! :cheers:
     
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    Well done you enjoy your travels :)
     
  19. Clive

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    (y):giggle:I will. This year is all UK, hopefully join the snowbirds from October
     
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    I can't believe I now have only 18 days until I finish work. The planning is basically over, even had to do a year planner to sort out where I'm going to be. The van is almost sorted, just waiting on a new hinge and the cruise control to be fitted, being done on the way to Chester. I've now ended up stewarding 3 THS's, one in Devon, one in Norfolk, the final one in Cornwell, which finishes on a Saturday, on the Sunday there's a ferry to Spain I'm planning to be on. No more winter for me. Let the adventures begin
     
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