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    Thinking of Retiring

    Due to health and age, I am thinking of retiring. Does this mean I can not be a part of HVAC-Talk? I realize that this web site is for the professionals and trade.
    Doug

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    Nope you're done , kicked out , branded !

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    However, how does retirement have anything to do with loss of your credentials ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger View Post
    Due to health and age, I am thinking of retiring. Does this mean I can not be a part of HVAC-Talk? I realize that this web site is for the professionals and trade.
    You will still be good to participate on a regular basis. Once you are in, you are in. There are many retired guys still on this site.

    Many retired guys do slowly drift away from participation, as other things in life become more important.

    Your future questions, comments, considerations or complaints will always be welcomed.

    Congrats on the next chapter in your life - retirement.
    Instead of learning the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger View Post
    Due to health and age, I am thinking of retiring. Does this mean I can not be a part of HVAC-Talk? I realize that this web site is for the professionals and trade.
    Semi-retired 2 years ago and haven't looked back. Your knowledge is still needed in the industry, look into consulting, teaching.

    We know how to fish and drink, just can't do it 24/7

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Semi-retired 2 years ago and haven't looked back. Your knowledge is still needed in the industry, look into consulting, teaching.

    We know how to fish and drink, just can't do it 24/7
    Why?


    I mean if you want to....
    Life is too short, Behappy!
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    Oh, there are plenty of reasons to cancel your pro status, but retirement isn't one of them.

    I have been retired for a long time. I was tired yesterday and tired again to day so I must be retired, right?

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    I sincerely hope you are happy with whatever tires you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger View Post
    Due to health and age, I am thinking of retiring. Does this mean I can not be a part of HVAC-Talk? I realize that this web site is for the professionals and trade.
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of Thinking

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    You guys are hilarious.
    Congratulations Gunslinger.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.

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    Retirement is a good thing when the time comes but I don’t think you can just let go of your experience….a lot of folks that I see actually do miss the feeling of having something to do and socialize….it keeps you sharp on many levels….

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    I'm retired and old but enjoy this site. My skills and knowledge haven't kept up with the times and as a result my participation has decreased. There are a lot of sharp techs here.
    No man can be both ignorant and free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAYNE3298 View Post
    I'm retired and old but enjoy this site. My skills and knowledge haven't kept up with the times and as a result my participation has decreased. There are a lot of sharp techs here.

    Stop it Wayne......

    Your knowledge and skills are head and shoulders above the vast majority of those others of us participating here.

    Retired and old........poppycock!

    I myself am what I consider to be semi-retired, and I will continue to teach my trade until my wheels fall off, I'm obsolete, or they simply can't stand for me to be around anymore.

    Retirement and old are not options to even consider.

    You are too valuable.

    As are you gunslinger.

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