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Thursday ... 1st day of Autumn here

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Today I signed and submitted the letter to formally accept my voluntary separation from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus. emoticon

The whole process is with mixed feelings. I am happy for me, but sad to leave my work colleagues, my friends. Thirteen and a half years I have worked with these people and they are like family to me. I will miss them so much.

Those applying for their jobs will know around Wednesday of next week, I finish up on Friday the 9th.

So what does that mean for me? I hand in my keys on Friday 9th Feb and leave the building, so to speak. We then take a weeks holiday and on 16th March I receive my payout. They have been extremely generous - paying us out after the scheduled 2% pay rise. So a bit more in my pocket.

Then... I have a bit over a week, then we leave for South Australia, Barmera the first night, then Murray Bridge to board our houseboat for the next 7 days. emoticon

DH has booked us into a motel in Broken Hill for 3 days ... nice gesture and I should enjoy it ... except it may not be accessible due to upcoming floods! emoticon

And here at the moment ... no problems so far ... but my daughter is not coming with the children because of all the flooding, some surrounding towns have been cut off. We are high, so there won't be a problem. emoticon
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  • v SHERYLDS
    Hey Sandy
    More time to enjoy Real Life...and taking care of you
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    1578 days ago
  • v CANDOK1260
    enjoy your retirement at least you getting a good paYOFF
    1578 days ago
  • v KANOE10
    I am sorry to hear about the flooding in your area. Your travels sound fun. I am sure you are going to enjoy retirement!

    Have a great day.
    1578 days ago
  • v FLEUR_DE_LUNE
    Hi, Sandy,

    Because your decision to retire was made in difficult circumstances, there are bound to be mixed feelings. Even if there were not difficult circumstances, you would probably have felt a little regret when leaving colleagues and friends you were close to for years.

    But retiring is a joyful event. I am sure you will be creative and find ways to make it among the most satisfying times of your life. Already, you have a good deal of traveling planned for the near future. May you savour this wonderful time of your life.

    Sorry to hear about more flooding in your area. I had not heard about it in the news. May you all be well.

    Johanne
    1578 days ago
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