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#21 OFFLINE   Dan Quinn

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:19 PM

(no comment from you Chopper, otherwise this will get deleted)



come on now im just trying to keep (open forum) a family area just in case the some of the other half shows up and reads it... :D
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:35 PM

if this was the rv.net this topic would be deleted or moved because it has nothing to do with TC's. i once posted a question about Quartzsite and it was deleted for that reason.

just another reason why i do not mess with the rv.net anymore. :ph43r:
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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:39 PM

I guess the big question is...do you enjoy what you're doing??
It doesn't seem like a "job" then. (no comment from you Chopper, otherwise this will get deleted):lol:
Me, I was getting to the point of really not enjoying my last couple of years at work (the first 20 or so years were great). I guess all you retired people on the caravan were a bad influence on me. :ph43r:

The responses have all been very interesting...thanks. :)

Chopper,
Ouch, that sucks about the pension. At least here in Canada, pensions are all very strictly monitored and cannot be touched by the employeer, only by the employee and within certain guidelines.


Dear Snowy,
Are you sure about the laws in Canada protecting employee's pensions? This could change my whole retirement strategie.


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:50 PM

Dear Snowy,
Are you sure about the laws in Canada protecting employee's pensions? This could change my whole retirement strategie.
Bob
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Geez, you have a pension plan for your employees? And I thought they stayed there because they love their boss.
I hope they aren't reading this or you could end up like that Mafia guy with cement shoes having the Okopogo chewing on you. :ph43r:


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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:40 AM

WAY TO GO Joanne!!! Now you have no excuse not to come and visit us here in beautiful Nova Scotia. You just beat us to it. Paula & I are both planning on doing the same thing in '06. Been at it since '73 and it's soon time to chase our dreams.
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I think we should take JerBear up on his offer to visit. Want to head East in Sept? Maybe we can pick up some more Black Sheep!
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:16 PM

I think we should take JerBear up on his offer to visit. Want to head East in Sept? Maybe we can pick up some more Black Sheep!
Mikell


I have always wanted to do exactly that...now I'm salivatating.
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I will have to see how Dougs vacation schedule is going to work out.
Can you imagine the fall colors on the east coast?? Woww.
Got me really dreaming now. :lol:


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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:50 PM

I think we should take JerBear up on his offer to visit. Want to head East in Sept? Maybe we can pick up some more Black Sheep!
Mikell


Big driveway.....cheap sites...great people :lol: :lol: :D ....come on down as we will be retired by then and looking for camping buds!
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:28 PM

I decided to retire 3 1/2 years ago and have not looked back. As soon as I realized my wife had saved enough for us to live on along with those pension funds, I got out and it has been great. Now I just have to keep that beautiful lady happy now and always. :lol:
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:39 PM

Well when Terry retires, we intend on bumming off you Jerbear. Never been to the east coast. Do you have to take language lessons? Anyone I've heard from there is barely understandable.

As far as pensions are concerned, I believe they have better protections & controls on them than those in the States, but they can still get into problems. Even in my company, Telus, there are allegations of billions going missing in Alberta where the company controlled the pension. The BC one was controlled by the union, when the 2 companies merged there were lots of problems, which was part of the reason for the recent 5 month strike. Thank god I retired before that.

Like WRV, I retired 2 years ago, best thing I ever did. My wife has 3.5 years to go. I can't wait. I dont' know how I found time to work. Mind you this organization is turning into a full time (unpaid) job. I'm sure glad I had the foresight to put money into RRSP's (401k's). That money is going to be play money. Among other things, it will finance a new camper (money in Bob M's pocket).

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:42 AM

While I say that I am retired what I actually did was QUIT work. I was 53.

A few years back my husband, John, was in an automobile accident and broke his neck. After wearing a "halo" for 6 months he made a complete recovery. That close call made me think...... I deciced that I didn't want to continue working. John had retired a few years previously and I decided to join him. It was a good decision! The only down side is the medical insurance costs are killing us!

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 08:57 AM

That is the one thing that would scare me about being a retired American. Contrary to common belief, medical is not entirely free in Canada (I think it is in some provinces, but not BC), My wife & I will have to pay about $100 a month for the 2 of us, once her employer stops anteing up. I notice you live in San Diego. Is it cheaper to go into Mexico for Medical & Dental? I stayed at a nice municipal campground in El Cajon a couple of sumemrs ago.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 09:56 AM

Paul, "That is the one thing that would scare me about being a retired American". Let's not start a debate between capitalism and socialism. From what I have read and heard from my visits to Canada, that "free" medical benefits package is breaking your backs, tax-wise. Plus, folks are going to the USA to get medical care because they fear they might die prior to their name coming up on the list. We have way to many people in both countries that figure that the government owes them free this or that. The Canadian system as well as dear Mrs. Clinton's concept of health care are too great a burden on the majority of tax payers, IMHO.



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Posted 08 December 2005 - 06:21 PM

I dont' want to turn this into a debate on medicare. When it comes to the US & Canada, you are largely comparing apples & oranges. There are many different factors at play in the 2 countries. The litigation factor in the US is a big thing, for example. That alone, could make it too expensive a proposition in the US. You also have a huge number of illegal immigrants in the SW who would drain the system. The system up here is far from perfect & there are certainly waiting lists for non emergency proceedures, but my personal experience with 2 family members is that you get it done quickly in an emergency. Something needs to be done about people nickle & diming the system by running to a doctor at the first sign of a common cold & that sort of thing. There probably needs to be some modest user fees introduced to discourage that sort of thing. The system has big inefficiencies that really need to be addressed. This has been in evidence especially over the last 10 years. For the most part, most Canadians seem fairly happy with it, but we were a lot happier with the way it was run 20 years ago, mind you. There are public systems in Europe, notably France, that are being run much more efficiently. I don't think many of us here consider it socialism, it's kinda looked upon in the same light as public education or policing, a basic right. That is why no government on the left or the right has dared dismantle it. It's looked upon as a sacred cow here, even with its problems. Interestingly enough, it was actually brought in nationwide by the Conservative government of John Diefenbaker, although the original idea came from the left wing CCF in Manitoba & Tommy Douglas (Keifer Sutherlands grandfather).

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:52 AM

[quote name='Admin-Beddows' date='Dec 7 2005, 10:39 PM' post='2859407'] Well when Terry retires, we intend on bumming off you Jerbear. Never been to the east coast. Do you have to take language lessons? Anyone I've heard from there is barely understandable.

That gives me a couple of years to leave town Paul! Seriously I think you would enjoy our great province. You can use us as a language translator. Lord knows I have trouble understanding some of the locals at times.
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