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    Tom I let it soak in for a few days before I responded, so I could think about what I miss about work now that I have been retired 3 years. And well I can safely say I can not think of anything I did there that could not be replaced with a nice nap in the easy chair. Go at it slow you don't want to burn yourself out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks guys.

    I am working really hard at the moment, and will be for the next 4 weeks, as my redundancy pay will be based on my last 12 weeks salary calculated back from 18th December.

    Every pound I earn between now and then will be multiplied by 6 for my final payment, so you can imagine how much work I'm doing right now.

    I haven't got a spare minute at the moment. It makes looking forward to being retired even sweeter.
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    Curious. Is it British law that requires a 6 month payment following a layoff, er redundancy?

    In the US, it's bye-bye, see ya later...although a lot of companies will voluntarily offer a severance package.
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    There are a lot of regulations surrounding redundancies.

    They have to pay you varying amounts, depending on how long you've worked for the company.

    In my case, that equates to 12 weeks pay.

    Then there is the regulation that says I am entitled to be given 12 weeks notice. They want to make me redundant in 6, so they have to pay me an additional 6 weeks.

    Then there is my accrued annual leave that I haven't taken, which is another 3 weeks, so they have to give me the equivalent in cash.

    In my case, it adds up to 6 months and 1 weeks pay.
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    I see a new motorcycle in your future..
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    ......rollin' like it's stolen......

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkt88 View Post
    I see a new motorcycle in your future..
    If only I didn't love the two I've got to bits
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    Quote Originally Posted by owl View Post
    If only I didn't love the two I've got to bits
    I assume one of them is still the 1290 Superduke?
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    Yeah - I've still got the SDR, Geoff.

    And the 2014 Explorer.

    I might consider getting the lated SDR, or even the GT (but I like the look of the SDR's better).
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    Quote Originally Posted by owl View Post
    Yeah - I've still got the SDR, Geoff.

    And the 2014 Explorer.

    I might consider getting the lated SDR, or even the GT (but I like the look of the SDR's better).
    I toyed with the idea of buying the Superadventure but found the seat just too high. I'm hanging fire for now because there's just not enough in the updated versions to warrant the extra cost. I have to say that the performance still blows my mind!
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    I am so happy with both bikes it is very difficult to see what would be better, or a better combination.

    Sure, I would like to have a KTM Adventure bike in the garage, but would it really be about 6000 better than the Tex? I think not.

    Same with the 2017/18 SuperDuke R - I like the look of the new bike, but I can't say I would pay thousands just for that.

    It's a nice conundrum to find oneself in, but on the other hand, I do like new metal.
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