Getting made redundant

wisemensaysteve

Central Defender
After 31 years, I am getting my redundancy notice next week
They decided that 2 people could do the work of 4, so we were asked to apply for the 2 roles, the one closest to my current role is 6k less, the other one about 2k less, I didn't apply for either, My line manager phoned in a panic to tell me I was missing the application deadline and I told him " I would resent working harder for less money and didn't think that would be fair on the company.
I've about 2 1/2 years until my pension starts, with my redundancy money and savings I will have the same income as now with a bit to spare.then with my private pension I can easily live to my current standard so it wasn't a difficult decision.
I'm looking for something to entertain myself, got grandkids that keep me smiling, a wife (no) to spend a lot more time with, I fish for a hobby.
What did my fellow seniors do when they finished work?
 
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After 31 years, I am getting my redundancy notice next week
They decided that 2 people could do the work of 4, so we were asked to apply for the 2 roles, the one closest to my current role is 6k less, the other one about 2k less, I didn't apply for either, My line manager phoned in a panic to tell me I was missing the application deadline and I told him " I would resent working harder for less money and didn't think that would be fair on the company.
I've about 2 1/2 years until my pension starts, with my redundancy money and savings I will have the same income as now with a bit to spare.then with my private pension I can easily live to my current standard so it wasn't a difficult decision.
I'm looking for something to entertain myself, got grandkids that keep me smiling, a wife (no) to spend a lot more time with, I fish for a hobby.
What did my fellow seniors do when they finished work?
Brilliant stuff. Enjoy it
 

Jon Dough

Full Back
After 31 years, I am getting my redundancy notice next week
They decided that 2 people could do the work of 4, so we were asked to apply for the 2 roles, the one closest to my current role is 6k less, the other one about 2k less, I didn't apply for either, My line manager phoned in a panic to tell me I was missing the application deadline and I told him " I would resent working harder for less money and didn't think that would be fair on the company.
I've about 2 1/2 years until my pension starts, with my redundancy money and savings I will have the same income as now with a bit to spare.then with my private pension I can easily live to my current standard so it wasn't a difficult decision.
I'm looking for something to entertain myself, got grandkids that keep me smiling, a wife (no) to spend a lot more time with, I fish for a hobby.
What did my fellow seniors do when they finished work?
I retired at 50,I fish,travel a lot,it’s easy to fill the vacuum left by work,enjoy.
 

wisemensaysteve

Central Defender
OP has played a blinder.

Everyone should save into their pensions as much as possible, don’t leave it too late for gods sake!
I was lucky, I took out a private pension at 30, 3 years later the FSA reviewed private pensions and decided I should have joined a company scheme, I got awarded almost 100k compensation
I go to Bannatynes, the gym is class but soon as you hit the pool it's like a old peoples social/swingers club. It's how i want to spend mine :eek:
Well you're talking me into it, can't seem Mrs being pleased
oh hang on, best avoided after all :confused:
 
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wisemensaysteve

Central Defender
Sorry to hear that mate.. Been through this twice in 5 years.. Kept my job but lost a good mate both times.. I felt worse keeping my job couldn't sleep for days.. Sort of wished it was me that was made redundant.. I go on a long run as a hobby.. It helps to clear the mind...
I can't believe my luck to be honest, it also meant that someone younger with a family to support kept her job, can't stand her but it would have felt wrong for me to stay.
All the best for a long and happy retirement.

They still show Last of the Summer Wine during the day on Gold, don't they? 😊

I know there's plenty of places up and down Britain that do walking football. It's canny fun. I do that semi-regularly to make sure my worn out hips get some exercise and to ward the arthritis off. My local rugby club does walking rugby, too.
I was a crap footballer when I could run. :eek: walking is something I'm going to make sure I do a lot of
 
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lurker

Striker
I was lucky, I took out a private pension at 30, 3 years later the FSA reviewed private pensions and decided I should have joined a company scheme, I got awarded almost 100k compensation

Well you're talking me into it, can't seem Mrs being pleased
oh hang on, best avoided after all :confused:
I would maybe look at getting a daft little job to keep you ticking over and into a regular routine.
 
Good for you.

I've been made redundant twice. First time as fallout from the financial crash when our venture capitalists went under. That was pretty tough for a few years and exhausted my lifetime savings before getting back on my feet.

Second time I engineered myself along with some luck. Negotiated a small share in a start up I found employment with. Part of the business was sold after a few years, my pay out paid off the mortgage and left me with a few years liveable salary. Wound down my involvement over the next couple of years before taking early retirement when I got the chance.

Not a flash livestyle but I never dreamt how good it would be to live without stress (used to kid myself it was essential) and to appreciate my immediate environment.
 

wisemensaysteve

Central Defender
I would maybe look at getting a daft little job to keep you ticking over and into a regular routine.
I've worked with the public all my life, don't know anything else, I do know I won't work in retail again,
I think stacking shelves overnight in a supermarket would be great but those jobs are as rare as Hens teeth
 

The soap powder

Central Defender
If you have a dog get put for some lush walks, If you don't have one get one great company and good excuse to get out and about in the fresh air.

Well played on the pension though enjoy it pal and take a well deserved holiday. A big motorhome touring route 66 would be my choice

As for pastimes just enjoy life and see what comes your way I'm sure those grandkids will fill the time and obviously you've got SAFC to keep you grounded !!!!
 
After 31 years, I am getting my redundancy notice next week
They decided that 2 people could do the work of 4, so we were asked to apply for the 2 roles, the one closest to my current role is 6k less, the other one about 2k less, I didn't apply for either, My line manager phoned in a panic to tell me I was missing the application deadline and I told him " I would resent working harder for less money and didn't think that would be fair on the company.
I've about 2 1/2 years until my pension starts, with my redundancy money and savings I will have the same income as now with a bit to spare.then with my private pension I can easily live to my current standard so it wasn't a difficult decision.
I'm looking for something to entertain myself, got grandkids that keep me smiling, a wife (no) to spend a lot more time with, I fish for a hobby.
What did my fellow seniors do when they finished work?
Well done marra, fuck them.
I took early retirement, and I have to say it's the best job I've ever had, the money isn't the best, but hey. 😂 😎
I get up when I want, and do what I want.
Jobs around the house, going to the match, and allotment, out on the drink with my mates take up a good bit of my time.
As does cooking the midweek meal now and again and the Sunday dinner - but I enjoy it.
But honestly, as retirement goes - enjoy it marra, and enjoy your family and all that goes with it.
We're only here the once, and I am totally in the retirement zone, and loving it. - By the way, I am 60 next May - so hopefully I shall be here for a good few years yet.
 

palm 1

Winger
I've worked with the public all my life, don't know anything else, I do know I won't work in retail again,
I think stacking shelves overnight in a supermarket would be great but those jobs are as rare as Hens teeth
I’m 51 and have been retired for 6 months now and loved every minute . I go to the gym 4 times a week , have taken two holidays and generally potter about .
I have just started a part time job grocery delivery, which is only about 12 hours a week . I am enjoying it so far but can pack in at any time should it become a bind. By doing a small amount, I have found I appreciate my time off more than just being constantly off if that makes sense .
Anyway good luck and enjoy it.
 

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