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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:14 PM

I'm going to ... retire.....RETROACTIVELY, but do it in the future. How 'bout you?

This is fun. I can actually DO stuff now, but do it in the past. It's like I'm in the Twilight Zone.

When it comes time to retire, I won't retire. I'll keep working, because I can then retire retroactively, later. My SS benefits will be greater because I worked longer, but the SS will owe me a TON of back benefits, since I retired retroactively, five years previously.

So THAT'S how you get rich! I finally get it!

There's probably a lot of things I can do retroactively.

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Reply I'm going to ... retire.....RETROACTIVELY, but do it in the future. How 'bout you? (Original post)
Honeycombe8 Jul 2012 OP
Kalidurga Jul 2012 #1
Betsy Ross Jul 2012 #2
NV Whino Jul 2012 #3
Igel Jul 2012 #4
Honeycombe8 Jul 2012 #5
Gold Metal Flake Jul 2012 #6
Honeycombe8 Jul 2012 #7
Gold Metal Flake Jul 2012 #8
Honeycombe8 Jul 2012 #9
Gold Metal Flake Jul 2012 #10

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:22 PM

1. I sense there are going to be a lot of retroactive break-ups...

Or retroactive job quitters. I can't tell you how many jobs I wish I hadn't gotten hired for. Retroactive drunk drivers, oh see officer I am not drunk I retroactively stopped drinking after the first beer. Mitt might be onto something here.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:39 PM

2. I'm afraid I'm going to have to post-date mine. n/t

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:40 PM

3. In this economy I can't even retroactively retire in the future

Maybe I should consider being retroactively born as Mitt Romney.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:20 PM

4. You can't bind the SSA.

Sorry. Doesn't work that way.

We retired a CEO/director a year after his contract was expired. Even retroactively put him on voluntary leave with full benefits for a while before his contract expired. He got back pay, but no SSA. The Federal government has its only legal reality; private contractors can have a different legal reality; and neither have to be all that incredibly close to what actually happened.

That wouldn't have been easily possible when I worked in a warehouse. Things weren't by contract like that, they were by formula. You fit in a slot or you don't. It's a limited world, but it's handy for most employers and employees. That world can be expanded: If you are the subject of discrimination and fired when you're nearly at retirement, part of the settlement can be retirement and back pay for the time you were "on leave." It's not just for the rich: It's for those who have leverage, legal or financial. It doesn't have to go through a court, either. It just has to be agreed upon by both sides. It helps if there's nothing around to violate the legal fiction: If you find that so-and-so "retired" but was responsible for all kinds of decisions, the fiction's hard to maintain. If he wasn't around, or just sort of was an observer and didn't decide much in his non-job, it's easier to maintain the fiction. Well, I call it "legal fiction," but legally it's fact.

Had a student transfer into my class retroactively having passed all her tests. And a public school allows you to "fix" failed classes by doing additional work, so that you may fail English in March but in May you can have passed English in March. It required a fair amount of effort on the part of the school to make this happen--space, equipment, staff, planning time. But it helped some kids graduate. (Hey, they can even fail a required course, graduate with the 'minimum plan', and then make up course work that they failed and find that really they graduated with the 'recommended' plan, the one colleges like.)

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Response to Igel (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:23 PM

5. Er....you do know my OP was just a joke, right? Showing how silly the retroactive thing is. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:25 PM

6. I'm gonna retroactively baptise a bunch of dead people of various faiths into the Morman church.

Seems appropriate.

Then I gonna retroactively fuck a bunch of republican people's moms.

I'll start with Canter's.

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Response to Gold Metal Flake (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:05 AM

7. I was with you, until the 2nd part. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:10 AM

8. It is the ultimate in safe sex.

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Response to Gold Metal Flake (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:23 PM

9. That's the same thing as joking about killing someone. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:44 PM

10. That's absurd.

But get down with your bad outraged self.

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