June 22nd, 2008


Posted in The Job - General by 200

I got a pension forecast through this week. It’s a piece of paper which tells me how much my pension will pay me per month & how much I will get if I commute part of it. The trouble is that it is completely bloody useless as it was prepared two months ago, before the regulations were changed so it shows about twenty grand less than I should be getting. I expect I’ll have to email someone & ask them to do it all again, this time correctly.

Mind you, it’s nice to see a figure written down. It reminds me of all the lovely stuff my wife wants to buy when I retire. Like a new kitchen, a new car (for her), a new bathroom, a trip somewhere in an aeroplane, decorating at least 5 rooms et-bloody-cetera. If there’s anything left for me to get a celebratory bubble-gum I’ll be surprised.

With any luck there will be a few quid to get something pierced. I’m starting to feel quite radical as I near retirement. All the things I couldn’t do for the last 30 years are starting to take on a whole new lure for me. I can’t decide what type of tattoo to have, nor where to have it, do I just go for a single pierced ear or both & what about other piercings? I might even grow a pony tail for that ultra sad, middle-aged crisis look.

I can’t wait!

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  1. binky says:

    only 626 weeks(give or take for me!! I think though that the government will have taken my money by then.

    June 23rd, 2008 at 18:44

  2. Reactively Proactive says:

    Take it all whilst you can. I’m sure they will change the pension in a few years and when we complain they will just say that we didn’t kick up a fuss when the final amount was raised and so we should keep quiet about it being distroyed.

    June 24th, 2008 at 19:58

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