I got mine on Jan 27 and not a day goes by that I don't feel freer than the day before .... whattamonkeyIcarriedforsolong !!!!!!!!!! there's good and bad to everything, it's going to be quite for me going forward, but I think that my next venue will be with a lighter heart and I am better postured to do the do than I was a few months ago ...
Garce, could not agree more. My outlook is now 5-10 years max before really retiring. When I realize now I was just hanging on at IBM to try to get to 35 years and how good it feels now to be free to go elsewhere, I shoulda made this decision sooner.
But then again, the severance $$ was nice too, so glad I didn't.
you got layed off. When a person is fired, they don"t get a severance package since they did something wrong to get fired. Its difficult to get "fired" from IBM. I know because I worked for them for 35 years and you'de have to be a criminal to get "fired".