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Do you ever pop back?

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baldrick
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I left 8 years ago, after 32 years service, and was glad to get out. I don't wish to ever set foot in there again. I wouldn't be allowed in anyway.
I might have a look at the new luxury housing that is supposed to be built on former parking areas if I am ever in the area.
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I packed it in 4 years ago, when I was 54, just had enough!! We'd saved up enough and worked out we could live on savings until we both hit 60, had 30 years service.
Never regretted it :Very Happy , my other half was waiting on surgery, so she stayed until she received it, and stayed a little longer to save some money for a deposit for our lad when he buys somewhere.

Went back to pick my missus up when she still worked there but she packed it in a year ago. Otherwise no, still see a few people from work as we go motorcycling together.

I was a rep as well, and TBH I really don't miss anyone from work. I even cross the road when I see some of them :Very Happy

I like how life has slowed down, I expect I was the same as most people, wanted everything yesterday :wink: Now I think I must do something and it can be weeks until I get around to it :chuckle
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Straight4ward
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If I was still in the UK I probably would but that's not an option for me now.
I don't bear any animosity towards the job and I enjoyed my years as a postie. Less enamoured with the last D.O. management I worked under but I believe that they have moved on anyway.
By and large, the posties at Dorking (I can now reveal where I worked without any repercussions) were a decent crowd. Best wishes to them.
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S4W how are ya?
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Straight4ward
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Hi POSTMAN,
I am in Thailand these days. It was always my intention to retire out here but my plans were delayed by a couple of years. I was diagnosed with bladder cancer after quitting the job but thanks to the brilliant Urology department at Epsom Hospital it all got sorted out eventually and here I am. :nana

I've swapped life as a postie for life as a farmer. :crazy: It's been a sharp learning curve and the work's a lot harder and the hours are a lot longer :roll:
I no longer have dog bites to fear but snakes instead. Oh, and I still have to get up early in the morning. :chuckle
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Wouldn’t dream of it. I personally avoid the place, and if I’m driving about in the area - I’ll go the long way… passed the place once in 5 years says it all.

Did 35 years. Been gone 5 years. Left at 54 with evr. Took pension at 55. No intention of working again. Missus retired too. Keep in contact with a couple of lads through my motorbikes. I live in a remote rural area so never see anyone. Would always let on if I bumped into an ex colleague. 5% I’d cross the road. 90% of managers I’d definitely cross the road. Tip our postie a tenner every Xmas though.

One or two older lads used to visit our (now closed MC) in the past. Personally I think once you are gone, you’ve gone. That’s it. The place will carry on without you..
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Wouldn't go back to the place. I left two years ago after 16 years to return to the automotive industry. Have a boss now who treats people with respect, such a refreshing change to most of the eejits who were managers at RM. There were a couple of decent ones, but you could see them being ground down over a period of time
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