Finally Retired (after a couple of failed attempts)

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  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well after two failed attempts, I have finally pulled the plug on the work scene for the last time I hope.[​IMG]

    Even this on had some drama. I gave the company my letter in July and they almost begged me to stay until 9/30 so I did. In August I sold 236% of quota for the quarter which qualified me for a nice bonus. Company policy is you must be employed to get paid so my boss had me sit home for the month of October and "consult". They still did not get the bonus paid so they were going to have me "consult" for another month but I think someone finally did the math and realized it was costing them about $6500 a month for me to stay home so they caved and are going to pay me the bonus on the 10th of Nov and let me retire as of yesterday. [​IMG]

    My wonderful wife woke me up this morning and made me go take a picture of the sunrise ( supposedly some tradition for retirement ) so I made myself a bloody beer saluted the sunrise and went back to bed  [​IMG]

    Looking forward to doing nothing for a few days then starting on building an outdoor kitchen.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome Gary!

    Relax, you've earned it!
     
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats! The sunrise pic is a wonderful idea. Can't wait to see pics of the kitchen build.
     
  4. kingkoch42

    kingkoch42 Smoke Blower

    gone
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  5. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Good thing you got a hobby.[​IMG]
     
  6. Congrats Gary. Now you just need a hobby. [​IMG]
     
  7. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Gary,

    That is some AWESOME news!!!! Now you have more time to smoke nuts!!!! I just picked up the package today and had to put them in my safe as to keep them away from the family!!! Those smoked nuts are AWESOME!!!

    Enjoy and Thanks, John
     
  8. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    I laughed out loud when I read that. Good one Alelover
     
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats Gary.

    Cal is right.  You will be so busy you will wonder how you ever had time to go to work?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats Gary pack up the motorhome and go somewhere and enjoy it
     
  11. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  12. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome Gary. Im glad they finally did the right thing and let you retire.
     
  13. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Congratulations! Enjoy it! It sounds like you've earned it!

    Bigfish
     
  14. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Time to grab a pole and drown a worm! Enjoy!

    Mike
     
  15. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats, my friend!  Sounds well-deserved! 
     
  16. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wish we lived closer we could have a lot of fun with a food truck. I did try for the Walmart job but they said I had too many teeth to be a greeter   
     
  17. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Congratulations Gary, enjoy it!
     
  18. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Congrats Gary hope you enjoy it. I been doing it for 21 years..I pulled the trigger when I was 48 yo....
     
  19. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Grats Gary! Now go bug the hell out of the wife till she gets tired of you and makes you go do something productive! [​IMG]
     
  20. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lucky you... Relax and enjoy it.. take a little time and do as this song suggest (the first verse at least)
    :icon_arrow:

    sorry, couldn't find a way to just put the video in the thread
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011

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