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Posted: 12/19/2005 4:45:00 PM EDT
But it did...
I retired today from the Los Alamos (New Mexico) Fire Department...
No more top secret "Q" clearance...
No more endless refresher classes..
No more drug tests ...
No more Department of Energy regulations...
No more University of California regulations...
But alas, and sadly; no more working with the greatest bunch of folks that I have spent one third of my life with..
From now on, it's just working with the new volunteer department in Oklahoma, and getting those nice retirement checks every month, and fishing every chance I get...
It hasn't really sunk in yet...
Wish me luck!!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:46:31 PM EDT
Now you get to fire up that doobie you have been waiting an entire career for.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:46:59 PM EDT
Congrats, good luck and thanks for your service!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:47:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LadyLiberty:
Congrats, good luck and thanks for your service!



+1
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:52:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:56:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 4:57:40 PM EDT by Backstop]
Man, you've been too busy working to post, haven't you? 2001 and 894 posts.

Enjoy your retirement - you've earned it.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:31:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:32:44 PM EDT
Well done!

Do you glow in the dark?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:34:42 PM EDT
Congratulations! Thanks for your service and give those Oklahoma bass hell.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:35:11 PM EDT
Congratulations!
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:35:15 PM EDT
Your gonna miss your clearance...

Specially when all the guys stop talking when you walk in the room. Thats the worst.


Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:35:15 PM EDT
Where's your complimentary DOE 9mm ?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:31:11 PM EDT
Which department and where at?
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:33:05 PM EDT
Congratulations, but why are you leaving northern New Mexico? I really liked that area, would love to live there if I had a good job or had independent means.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:35:30 PM EDT
congrats!!!! now tell us does the gov really have ufos in las alamos?? or am i thinking of somewhere else??
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:29:34 AM EDT
Welcome to Okla!!!!! I hope you are in teh eastern part of the state cause it is a lot greener and a lot more lakes and ponds to fish.... Oh by the way those big gree things are called trees..just in case you have never seen one
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:37:54 AM EDT
Congratulations brother.........three years to go here and its off to Kentucky for me. It'll be 25 yrs with a municipal department outside of Boston.

Best of Luck in your retirement and enjoy every day of it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:39:02 AM EDT
Outstanding now go enjoy your rest. You have earned it. Hopefully I'll get to join you in about seven years.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:39:44 AM EDT
live long, healthy and enjoy it...
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:50:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By andrew:
But it did...
I retired today from the Los Alamos (New Mexico) Fire Department...
No more top secret "Q" clearance...
No more endless refresher classes..
No more drug tests ...
No more Department of Energy regulations...
No more University of California regulations...
But alas, and sadly; no more working with the greatest bunch of folks that I have spent one third of my life with..
From now on, it's just working with the new volunteer department in Oklahoma, and getting those nice retirement checks every month, and fishing every chance I get...
It hasn't really sunk in yet...
Wish me luck!!



Umm, so you moved to Oklahoma? Nothing personal but i used to live in that state and would rather kill my first born child then go back. May OK burn in Hell!!! sorry rant off.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:46:27 AM EDT
Now... go build your own private range and shoot loaves of bread.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:50:10 AM EDT
Congratulations. Both my parents have retired and both ended up going back to work. Take it easy.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:52:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
Now you get to fire up that doobie you have been waiting an entire career for.



+1


* 10





Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:55:28 AM EDT
What's the color of the firehouse at Los Alamos?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:55:34 AM EDT
Congrats!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:57:20 AM EDT
Welcome to Oklahoma!!! You must become a Sooner fan now, it's the law!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:03:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By andrew:
But it did...
I retired today from the Los Alamos (New Mexico) Fire Department...
No more top secret "Q" clearance...
No more endless refresher classes..
No more drug tests ...
No more Department of Energy regulations...
No more University of California regulations...
But alas, and sadly; no more working with the greatest bunch of folks that I have spent one third of my life with..
From now on, it's just working with the new volunteer department in Oklahoma, and getting those nice retirement checks every month, and fishing every chance I get...
It hasn't really sunk in yet...
Wish me luck!!



Hey, when are you leaving town? What's the connection between this and the title?


Can't actually believe that something like this really happened in America!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:30:29 AM EDT
I went out on disability in 1999, and frankly I am bored half to death. Retirement is fun for about 3 years, then it gets old. A VFD may be just the ticket for you.

Thank you for your service, and enjoy!

Ops
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:35:01 AM EDT
Congratulations! Its time to get active on the hobbies! Maybe build another retirement check.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:42:59 AM EDT
The connection to the title is just to get some one to read the thread! And because years ago it seemed like such a long time till retirement..
The color of the fire station in Los Alamos is "Tech Area16 concrete, 1952 shade"
Nope, I'm an OSU fan... thats where I went to school...
Going to be living outside of Morrison, out in the country
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:48:26 AM EDT
I realy love to here about someone who "made it" to retirement...gives me hope...congratulations, may the good Lord bless yer days & years!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:38:59 AM EDT
Also a "retirement" these days is an accomplishment. Corporate America doesn't want or need an employee to stick around long enough to retire anymore. They would rather hire temps that can be laid off when things get slow and they don't have to pay them those pesky health and retirement benefits. Must keep the return on investment to the stockholders at 25% you know.

I just hope when I get to go, if I do, they will let me keep what I've earned.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:40:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By redpine:
I realy love to here about someone who "made it" to retirement...gives me hope...congratulations, may the good Lord bless yer days & years!



lol, no kidding.. 17 years to go
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:46:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By andrew: The color of the fire station in Los Alamos is "Tech Area16 concrete, 1952 shade"
Ah, the classical period.
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