I'm hangin it up!
I have filed my Social Security, and my company pension papers, 28 plus years of wrenching, training others and supervising in a truck leasing shop is enough. Adding 11 years of driving them before that is plenty. My wife is slowly slipping away with Lupus and its complications, and myself with four back and neck surgeries, an intestinal disease, four bypass heart surgery, and artritis in all my joints, its gotten so hard to get up & go, I'm quitting the grind some where around Dec 31st. . Todays management is so stupid compared to when it was customer and people oriented, its almost impossible to keep from going as they say "postal" Now its all about numbers, and the more "educated" they are the stupider they are. When you are in a service related business, selling service, you cant cut cost by cutting servive and service personel while adding management personnel, it doesnt take a genious to to figure out that when you cut what you are selling, and what your whole company is based on, you are going in the wrong direction. enough of that.
I have enough in 401 to pay off the house and fix a few things on it and although kinda junky, it should last us on out. All the vehicles are paid for and all have well over 200,000 on them, but so do I. After insurance, I should draw enough to just about equal to what I brought home from work, so maybe, just maybe, it will be enough. But dammit, after working my whole life,(we married when I was 16, she 15) damaging my health, I feel I deserve something! As do lots of other people.
I'm trying to get my Thunderbird together as cheaply as I can to race some when I can and take my wife to the casino some as that is all she can do that she enjoys and cannot be in the sun very long, pysically it takes her about a month to get over the trip and its ony 250 mi round trip. Cost is about the same to go to either place as we dont spend much and if we win, good!
I'll still be here irritating all of you, so dont get all joyful.
Bad Company Till the day I die!
Last edited by bcr466; 07-10-2009 at 11:14 PM.