My last and final paycheck that I earned on duty was just deposited in my account

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  1. BL33D 4 M3

    BL33D 4 M3

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    Sometimes life unfolds in ways we didn't anticipate or plan for but you play the hand you're dealt. Trust that it all happens for a reason and keep the faith. Best wishes on your next chapter.
     
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    One of the nice things about CalPERS is if I was in his spot you can pull it in 16 months. They call it "pending" your retirement if it is in the last 2 years.
     

  3. Colt M-4

    Colt M-4 AK-74 Silver Member

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    Dave congrats on the new chapter in Life. it is far much better to read that post here with you telling us that. Instead of somebody saying Dave was 15 days away from retiring. And got shot by a thug and never made it home that night.

    This is a much happier outcome.

    Give that a minute of thought.
    and you will be happy again.
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    congrats, I'm envious as well. I've got at least 10 to go.
     
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    Contemplate another state job, where possibly your time accrued will be transferred over. Any job, I assume. Now as far as being here, if they let me in, you are I will assume let in the front door, where as I sneak in the back door here, shhhhh.
     
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    Thanks for your service brother! I am not far behind you. After 38 years I will be done January 2021.
     
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    Congrats, it is a great feeling to retire, especially while in good health to enjoy retirement.

    I do hope you had a 401 or 457 so you could take the extra pay for annual days you had built up, and put it in your 401 or 457 before taxes.
    Then, in a year or more when you are making less you can withdraw what you need at a lower tax rate.
    If you don't put the extra annual pay in a 401 or 457 the higher taxes for that total paycheck will eat up money you could have saved from the higher tax rate.


    You may go back after you retire an work full time again, but our state did not pay you but one time for days you build up.

    You got out safely, my advice would be to stay out. I worked about 4 more years, like a nut. Working at another state agency after retiring is a better idea.
     
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  8. nitesit(+ an e)

    nitesit(+ an e) Farmer, House Sitter and Cook

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    Thank you all for the support and encouragement. Love you all my Brothers.
     
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    I did the same thing in 2005...I am really glad I am no longer in.
     
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    nitesit(+ an e) Farmer, House Sitter and Cook

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    I feel really great right now! It feels wonderful. Every day has a positive outlook.
     
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    What's next?

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    nitesit(+ an e) Farmer, House Sitter and Cook

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    Well, none of this kinda fun like I sometimes had to deal with...... Except my nearest unit behind me was ten minutes away. Then there were TWO of us. Good times. Yeah. Fun stuff.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thjPLOt2T68
     
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    Wow, that's a good one. Well said.

    https://www.odmp.org/officer/9300-detective-louis-l-miller-jr

    Please take a moment to stop and read the above link. Louie was a giant of a guy, loved by all. He wanted to stay until max age. His final years were spent passing on his knowledge to the kids.

    I have NEVER seen so many tears shed as I did on the day of his death. It was like the JOB just died.

    So yes, GTFO. Live your life in peace.
     
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    Congrats brother, hope I am in your shoes in a few years.