February 9th, 2009

No Interest

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

I had a little leaving do, nothing major, just a few friends & colleagues out for the night. A few beers & a nice meal.

I don’t do alcohol very well these days. Gone are the times when I used to neck it down like there was no tomorrow. I leave that to the youngsters now. To my credit I didn’t get (too) drunk. I had a nice little gift from the team which I shall put on display in a cabinet at home – thanks very much!

I won’t see any of them again until I go back to work in a while. Most of them are quite a bit younger than me so I don’t really fit that well into their social scene; I don’t expect the phone to go very often, if at all.

I must have spent half the evening discussing how I was going to spend my commutation with all kinds of helpful suggestions on what I should start with. I don’t have too many plans, probably not a lot more than the standard new car, house improvements & maybe pay off all or some of the mortgage.

In a week or so’s time I’m going to have a little over a hundred grand paid into the bank account. So it’s really nice that the interest rate has just dropped to 1%. By the time I get my hands on it I’ll be paying the bloody bank to look after it.

I expect there are ex-coppers baulking at the thought of that figure; it’s significantly higher than what anyone who retired a little over year or more ago got, the result of about the only good thing Jacqui Spliff has done in her tenure as Home Secretary.

Thirty years of paying my pension and it’s about to pay off.

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  1. Sage says:

    Congratulations on making it to retirement, even if you are planning to carry on working part-time. Hope you have a great time, enjoy the pension and have a long and happy retirement.


    February 9th, 2009 at 12:42

  2. 200 says:

    Thanks Sage, actually, I’m returning full-time (mug)

    February 9th, 2009 at 12:52

  3. Annette says:

    I hope you have a lovely retirement.
    Please keep the blog going, ’cause we all look forward to it.

    February 9th, 2009 at 13:52

  4. stressedoutcop says:

    Good luck mate – been nights so catching up

    Hope you keep blogging from the other side


    February 9th, 2009 at 14:00

  5. Emma says:

    Yes please keep blogging and try and enjoy at least some of your retirement, it’s made very good reading for the last 200 weeks, here’s to the next 200..xx

    February 9th, 2009 at 14:07

  6. Fee says:

    Enjoy your time off – and your freedom, when you return as a civilian, to have an opinion which doesn’t agree with management. Remember to join the union!

    *raises glass*

    Cheers – and please keep the blog going.

    February 9th, 2009 at 15:33

  7. A special in Notts says:

    Congratulations mate, I will raise one to you next time I am in the pub. Though I fear I would probably be one of the younger ones in your shift:-p

    February 9th, 2009 at 19:46

  8. eric roberts says:

    Pay off the mortgage, buy a 4 wheel drive car, then sit back and gloat.

    February 9th, 2009 at 19:56

  9. officer dibble says:

    I have been away for a break and didnt realise the finishing line was so close!…all the best and keep the posts coming…

    February 11th, 2009 at 04:20

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