Originally Posted by Anonymous
I am over 55. Manager all of a sudden decided to PIP me at 54. Retired at 55 after friends and doctors told me not to go back to work and prove something. Life has been good. Money will never be a problem. Enjoying church, family, life, cooking, learning silly new skills, reading and anything but Merck.
I'm 56 and have the same story. I'm lucky I didn't go f-ing berserk before retiring. Now I just have to be told that I'm too young to be retired and I just say no, not too young, just lucky. I can make a little money on the side while also volunteering and feeling 1000 percent more productive than I've felt in my last 20 at Merck. Pharma sales became such a pathetic existence for a buck.