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I Quit On April Fool's Day

When I tendered in my resignation yesterday, yes on April's Fool's day, I could feel a heavy load off my shoulders... the moment I signed my own letter, I felt a sigh of relief... well, I guess I must be making a right decision.... hopefully.... 

It has been haunting my mind for the past one year, to go or not to go... I received a lot of feedback, most of them discouraging me from quitting my job.  And I hesitated and put it on hold till lately, I was seriously thinking about resigning again... and this time I made my own decision.

Come to think of it, I have been working for more than 35 years... isn't it time to call it a day?
 

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  1. Oh so you did it finally but yea, what are your plans after this? Travel to different places? haha

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  2. Early retirement???....sigh of relief. Now you can have all the time to do the things you like to do. Any plan after retirement?

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    1. No plans yet, Irene... I just want to be FREE! hahahaa...

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    2. Like a bird free from the cage, hehehe!!!!

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  3. Yaaaaa!!!!! Can come to Sibu now!!!

    Resign or early retirement? You're on KWSP or pension? I stayed on till 55 as I was on the pension scheme, otherwise I would have left long ago - just can't understand how people can stand working till 60...and some hardly get to enjoy their retirement and pension, died soon after!

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    1. Not so fast la, STP! Tendering only.. need some time to process.. you know la.. Yes, like you, 55 is enough... time to relax, no more working stress...

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  4. well, if you already make considerable thoughts about this, then just go ahead following your own will.. so what are you going to do after this?? eat and play and enjoy life?? :)

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    1. Like me? Nice!!!! So much time to do what I want, when I want...so kesian all those working half dead, hardly any life at all. Hehehehehe!!!!!

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    2. I have yet to think what I really want to do.. I am still waiting for the Freedom.. it won't come until many more months... counting the days!! hahaha....
      Hey Arthur.. you should write a post on "Life Of A Pensioner"... I want to know how it feels... :)

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  5. Wah .... early retirement and receive pension. Not bad sis. How about do some part time church work ? I think it's a good idea.

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  6. Indeed a surprise to me. But u need to give a month's notice?

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    1. I give them many months ahead to do the paper work... not one month.. too short a time..

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  7. Whatever you've decide, just to say I'm here to support you, bet you must be thinking over and over again, so all the best to you!!! =]

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  8. 35 years is a looonnnng period!! Time to 'heong fook' now ;)

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    1. Thanks Hayley, I need these kind of words! hahaha...

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  9. Wow. You are now a fulltime blogger! Hehe. All the best in all you do now. It's time to be with the family and enjoy ^_^

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    1. Not now la.. still a couple of months more to work ... counting.. and counting.. .:)

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  10. Congrats! Time to rest a bit after 35 years of working. Still need to work out the notice period?

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    1. Yes, I already given my letter.. now for them to process and it takes few months...

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  11. Such huge news, Claire!!! What will you do about health insurance?

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    1. Health Insurance? Only for those who get admitted... hahaha... no, I do not have that but pension scheme, yes..

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  12. Wow, big news to me wor.. Ok, not big, but surprise lor.. But follow your heart, I'm sure it's telling you the right thing.. So what's after this? "heong zhai lui fook"? Hehehe..

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    1. Been thinking about it a year ago... waiting for the right time only.. so no other day than April Fool.... hahaha...

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  13. Claire, your kids are all grown up. It is time to sit down and relax. Or probably you've something on your mind? a new task? like Merryn said Full Time Blogger.

    Can enjoy your life fully and continue to blog k?

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    1. Yes, I will be blogging full time if permitted.. will start on few blogs too..hahaa..to keep my mind alive, so they say... actually no fixed plans yet.. still a long way to go...

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  14. Wishing you Happy Retirement! Join the club!
    Regards, KG

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    1. Hey KG!! You too??? When? Ok, will join you one day!!

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    2. About a year ago...and I have no regrets! Able to spend more time with the children...before they have their own families!

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    3. Yes, I think like you do... spending more time with our kids before they leave us.. or we leave them.. hahaha...

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  15. Happy Retirement... time to enjoy yourself after 35 years!

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    1. Elaine, actually it is going to be 37 or 38 years.. phewwww....

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  16. That's a good news. Claire,Happy Retirement!

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    1. Counting my days... this is just the first step.. :)

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  17. Really quit? means you have retirement fund planned and enough.
    April fool joke?
    for me, i think i will work till I cannot at all. will feel useless at home goyang kaki.

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    1. Rachel, yes, if your passion is working, do go ahead... cos if no work, one might feel helpless or hopeless at home... I don't know how I will feel later.. but right now, I really want to retire from this service...

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  18. I know it is hard decision but after working all these years, it is time to enjoy life and do the things that you put on hold. Goodluck to your future undertaking, my dear.

    Happy retiring. ;)

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  19. Big decision.. but happy for you since you find it a good move!! Enjoy the time, and have fun!

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    1. Yeah.. I can still enjoy few more months of working! hahaha..

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  20. Are you serious or is it a APRIL FOOL.....

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  21. For 35 years? Wow.. you look young.
    It's ok, lets not worry too much about tomorrow..cheers.

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  22. Are you serious or is it an April Fool's joke?

    Anyway, it's good to quit and enjoy life, I feel that is important too! All the best to you Reana!

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    1. Yes, I submitted my resignation.. now waiting for the day to come...

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  23. You have gone through so much to bring up your lovely kids! Your job is done and you have fought a good race! I salute you and I am happy for you though I wish I don't have to retire. Well each one has their own goals and I have no kids, that makes us different.

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