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01:17 PM ET (US)
My last day is Thursday after 27.5 years. I will turn 50 two days later. Taking incentative because I am a widow with8 year old and not mobile. Had panic attacks all last week and scared to death.,,post office is all I have ever known. Any others feel that way
Deleted by author 09-19-2014 07:16 AM
eeo rep
08:04 PM ET (US)

Anybody have info on Anthony Hernandez-Postmaster Pomona PO in CA being indicted on federal charges? Hernandez abused hundreds of employees with false charges. Good to him paying the price. Any info please post.
12:30 PM ET (US)
I definitely feel like I'm being kicked out. Taking incentive on Oct.1st but could wait until Jan.9th. Wanted a few more years but will figure it out. Liked to have gotten the 1.1 Fers annuity multiplication that kicks in at age 62. Maybe I can get reemployed by fed Gov't somewhere. It's all good
retired level 13 PM
10:19 PM ET (US)
It depends how many are retiring when you retire. I heard horror stories of not getting the correct annuity payment for almost a year. I was told by retired postmasters to expect to wait up to 5 or 6 months. Well, I got my first payment the next month. It said it was estimated but the very next month I got the correct annuity amount. So, it was quite quick and efficient for me.
09:23 PM ET (US)
How long does it take to get first retirement ck.
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
07:51 PM ET (US)
I left in Feb. Would have liked to go in Nov (avoid another Christmas!) but ended up being Feb.
As far as feeling like being kicked out: I kind of felt that way every once in a while. It sure wasn't in my plan to go now. Wanted to go in 2017. But fortunately had the age/years of service (27) to be able to go at any time. So whenever I started getting that kicked-out feeling, I told myself I needed to get into a positive mood, and figure out what action I could take, instead of waiting around to see what the USPS would do. Still got a bad feeling once in a while - still do- but where I am now was MY decision. The 18's that were open, and the 17 Supervisors, didn't really make sense for me, in terms of travel time, workload, and pay. Then my son & daughter-in-law had a baby, so to save them a little money, I am going to keep the baby :) So luckily, for me, it has all worked out.

Still sucks for those in their 40's-50's that still need to get some years in on their career & hard to change horses at this point.

My arthritis is getting a little worse, but I guess that is as much age as anything.

Obviously I am having a bit of a hard time letting go, or I wouldn't still be hanging around here. :)
Edited 09-14-2014 07:54 PM
retired level 13 PM
07:37 PM ET (US)
Yes, I'm sure we all feel that way. I left in May not waiting until the end times. I wanted to enjoy this summer. I had mixed feelings. After 34 years of the post office being my life, it was hard to imagine leaving and I probably would have stayed another year until they announced this postplan thing. I will tell you, two weeks out of there, the arthritis in my knees and hands felt so much better and so great to have less stress. I don't miss it at all!!

BTW I hear from PM friends there and one thing that bothered us, and I wonder if anyone else experiences this--the POOM sends emails and to make her point, uses a lot of capitalization--like she's yelling. Do other POOMs do this? So wrong.
07:17 PM ET (US)
Is any one else retiring besides me? 27.5 years and I feel I am being kicked out
10:02 AM ET (US)
The PFP site says that if you are on the rolls on Sept 30, you will get the lump sum in Jan.
It still doesn't have details on how the payout is determined.
RIKSNYPerson was signed in when posted
08:20 PM ET (US)
You usually get your PFP as a pay raise during the next year. You won't be getting paid during the next year, so no PFP.
07:46 PM ET (US)
shouldn't we get something since we have worked until the end of the Postal Year and made are objectives
07:34 AM ET (US)
I would guess it's gone. Doesn't have anything to do with you any more if you've left.
11:57 PM ET (US)
What happens to our PFP after we take vera at end of year
Deleted by author 09-11-2014 11:48 PM
02:33 PM ET (US)
The problem is they only look for check marks, not the content of what's entered.
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