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Terry StrongPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
10:41 PM ET (US)
Boys...boys ...boys postal craft work is the cat's meow!
No special skills needed and work ethic is optional.
What is not to like??
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939Person was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
10:14 PM ET (US)
If they were a carrier I can really see why. I am a clerk and suffered severe osteo-arthritis. I have been a ptf clerk for the last 24 years because of a transfer. I have worked hard. Just standing 8 hrs a day is hard. The last 5 years with amazon coming in on pallets and working it by myself was enough to kill me. Just had hand surgery. I made it 37 yrs with no on the job injuries. Just using my sick leave now until my bday 55.
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Boss BasherPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
09:48 PM ET (US)
Not everyone is Blessed with a constitution like yours, Terry. I myself can clearly see someone suffering Terminal Burnout at the P.O. with 33+ years....even if they ARE a Clerk. BTW: He didn't say he was a Clerk. For all we know, he's a Carrier on a Long Stinker of a walking route. That's why I so adamantly oppose any raise in our Retirement age (MRA). Most of us would never make it.
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Terry StrongPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
09:32 PM ET (US)
What ?? you work as a clerk or mail handler and your body is toast with 30 years service at age 55!!
Sort of like a rock mover on the construction of the Pyramids had it easier!!
This has to be a joke!!
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R.C. #1Person was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
08:58 PM ET (US)
That's the problem with being in the FERS retirement system. Cant really leave early, even with thirty+ years in. Even with early out you have to wait until 56/57 to collect supplement. Dont want to touch TSP too early either, or risk outliving your nest egg.

2-3 years flies by. Waiting until MRA is well worth it.
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939Person was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
07:33 PM ET (US)
I know how you feel. Your only hope would be early out for immediate FERS pension and then wait till you hit 56 to collect your special supplement. They had early out for clerks and mailhandlers in 2018, which I almost took. So glad I waited. I have a friend who did a postponed retirement with 30yrs at 54 because he could not take it anymore. Everyone's situation is different. I would call OPM to make sure. I didn't think I could make it 18 months but I did. I just made sure I took time off when needed.
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So over itPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
03:45 PM ET (US)
I am 54 and i will have 33 year 6/5 i want out like yesterday do i have any options ?
Have you heard of a VERA coming?
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jelloPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
08:31 AM ET (US)
He said he talked with someone at social security and filed the paperwork and documentation from his back and ankle problems. I had no idea this was possible. Might be worth to some to investigate. I've been pretty fortunate, no injuries.
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939Person was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
01:32 AM ET (US)
Never heard of that. Maybe social security disability.
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Hannah BlectorPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
12:34 AM ET (US)
/m57934 Can you clarify that? Does anyone else know about such a thing? Just curious.
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jelloPerson was signed in when posted
05-16-2019
12:13 AM ET (US)
One of my friends who retired 2 years ago got a bump in his social security by referring his on the job injuries. He didn't have an owcp claim but he used Dr. notes of his aquired on the job injuries.
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939Person was signed in when posted
05-15-2019
11:56 PM ET (US)
After all the years of work our joints wear out. Schedule them before retirement.
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82% RetiredPerson was signed in when posted
05-15-2019
08:37 PM ET (US)
jello, very good idea. I got tuned up before I left with 2100 hours of SL. I got a nice check for my 520 hours of AL.
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BAWhahahahahahahahahaPerson was signed in when posted
05-15-2019
08:22 PM ET (US)
I retired with 0 annual and 4 hour sick leave and was damn proud.
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jelloPerson was signed in when posted
05-15-2019
08:02 PM ET (US)
My plan is saving my annual also. I've got some surgeries I need to get done , hopefully during the winter
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939Person was signed in when posted
05-15-2019
11:53 AM ET (US)
Jello I hate to say this, but it did not fly by for me. The last 6 months is the best part because you can request your blue retirement book. I saved 400 hours of vacation time and plan on cashing out on that.
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