No more long weekends

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 19:45
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Just read the post regarding long weekends.
I am about to go out the door to do a nightshift.
THIS IS MY LAST SHIFT.
I am on holidays and after 30+yrs as a professional firey I am not going back.
Just think,camping, fishing, diving,4wding. But wait,no more paydays.Oh well I suppose I can't have it all.Yes I can,I allready do.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:01

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:01
Ray,

I bet this is going to be a long night for you.

Tomorrow will be the first day of the extra long weekend, enjoy.

I bet you will find so much to do that you will wounder how you got all done before and had a job as well.

Wayne
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:05

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:05
Ray, it's great at first. Then you realize that the bills are the only thing in your mailbox :(( After a few years there are some mornings when you really have to find a reason to get up ! Then there are the flashbacks to work situations that happened a long time ago.
But mate, enjoy your freedom. It sure beats the heck out of being a wage slave :)
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:20

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:20
Congratulations Ray . It's a wonderful feeling on Sunday night knowing that you don't have to get up and go to work on Monday .

I guess the perfect world would be where you could work for two or three days a week and take holidays for as long and as often as you want .

Then you would still value your spare time . I find myself often falling into the " I'll do it tomorrow " syndrome - that is a big problem for me .

Have a great long weakend ,

Willie .
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Reply By: parthy - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:47

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:47
Enjoy ............... I got 6 years to go unless i will tatslotto
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:53

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:53
congrats Ray & half your your luck. I tried to get away with it last year, i am only 56 but family had to come first .oh well enjoy it all & the best in health. bob.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:10

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:10
Good on you Ray

Going to be the best time of your life.

While I like to get up before sunrise every day I don't mind those little afternoon siestas...lol
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Reply By: Nav 8 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:19

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:19
Congrats Ray, Welcome to retirement,, best job I ever had.. Nav..
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Reply By: Member - toohey - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:36

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:36
i'm turn'n bloody green with envy.not that far off though.
enjoy mate might see you along the track one day.
cheers toohey

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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:58

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 21:58
Good on you Ray. I must say that I am a little jealous - have to go back tomorrow for my first shift after holidays!

Enjoy yourself and make sure you keep healthy.

Andrew
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Reply By: Graeme - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 13:29

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 13:29
Good onya Ray,
I am fortunate at 57 to have a job which takes me away for up to six week and have then the same amount of time off and being paid a basic retainer. I am currently freezing my nuts off in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia (-25C plus windchill). When I come back home we are packing the Patrol up and driving to Sydney and then on the ferry to Devonport for a well deserved break in beautiful Tassie. This is for us semi retirement.
Cheers, Graeme
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