No not my retirement!
I’m sure you’re all very aware of all the cutbacks in both finances and resources within many councils around the country. Well, as both hubby and me work in the same IT department of the same local council it was obviously concerning when cutback were announced.
To facilitate some of the cuts, a restructure of our department was announced a few months ago, and this highlighted that both our jobs may be in danger.
To cut a long story short, as hubby’s post was no longer even going to exist and him and the two others in their position would potentially have to compete for the one job, we investigated the options for him to take voluntary severance/early retirement. The outcome of this was that he applied for voluntary severance/early retirement, and just a few days ago this was approved!
So in a few months time, I’ll be the only working person in my household! That’s going to be a bit odd, but I guess it’s for the best as at least going now when hubby’s is still well enough to get some enjoyment from retirement is better than what may have happened at a later time when potentially his health could be much worse.
I still find it quite odd to think that hubby is going to be “retired”…but then he is a few years older than me! LOL
Before any of you ask….yes we have already started compiling a list of “things to do around the house” for hubby when he’s got lots of free-time on his hands! Although I’m sure if he got any better offers, they may be considered