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A month after I quit (that's how you retire as a worker-bee in the software biz, no retirement benefits, just a goodbye lunch hosted by colleagues, not even by the company)--my smallish company was bought out by a great big company. Since I had moved from CA to SC and was working long-distance, I figure I would've been hot material for layoff after the buyout--with layoff bennies. So too bad I didn't wait! I also would not care about getting fired, not after years of experience and promotions. Working in the software biz, I had seen the illogic of some of those laid off vs kept on, so I wouldn't have taken it as a poor reflection on myself anyhow.1pg, you've been talking about retiring periodically for a few years now IIRC. Unless there's a layoff or buyout coming down the pike, I'd pull the plug if you truly want out. As for those who worry about being bored, I truly do not understand with so much to read, listen to, stream, work on, travel to...
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