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"I’m about 3 weeks out from maybe getting laid off. "
I retired 3 years ago, and was 99% sure that I was going to do it 2 years before that date.
I did not have to "set a date", but I did want to leave on good terms, and not put an unnecessary
burden on my coworker.

About 6 months before my "day" came, the mega-corp canvassed people about their willingness to leave if given a "buyout". I told them I was willing, but did not get my hopes up about getting
this windfall, as they had done this before and never followed thru on it. When my day came, I left.
I had a couple of coworkers in the same position, they wanted and were able to retire, but insisted they would not leave unless they got the buyout. As I was enjoying the best, most carefree, workfree
Summer of my adult life, they stayed working. They both ended up retiring at the end of the year, sans buyout.

If you are financially able to retire, once you get a taste of being laid off, you'll probably
not want to go back to the grind. Life is short, enjoy your days.
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