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How to endure until 9/30 with so little motivation?

At first I was happy when I got the date 9/30 but not so anymore. It’s a lot of time to spend here. Certainly this is good because I can approach work in a little more relaxed fashion and have time to prepare for new things in life, however, my motivation has dropped so much that I would prefer to leave tomorrow.

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I had to tune out of 2 division wide Zoom meetings yesterday because of the FAWNING going on. Senior management fawning over their peers who are taking the VBO. I could care less about the people who will earn millions on their VBO packages and the next chapter in their rich lives. They are disconnected on so many front with the average person earning a living. Makes you want to VOMIT!

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Post ID: @Qeky+1arhZzO1

I'm a 9/30 person and everyday feels like a week. Time has slowed down so much. Still doing my job but just going thru the motions, nothing extra-don't care about impressing anybody at this point. Hopefully with things opening up and more stuff to do outside of work time will go a little faster.

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Post ID: @qpxq+1arhZzO1

I received a 12/31 exit date. Nearly impossible to stay motivated for 8 months! No idea what they were thinking. My 9 hours of daily zoom meetings is intolerable. I was all set to retire on 6/30 and then this 12/31 date was in my acceptance agreement. I’m mid–50s and ready to retire or at least not be stuck at my desk in zoom meetings all day.

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Post ID: @5ryx+1arhZzO1

I feel like everything has really crawled to a halt around here. Nothing is going to move forward until after summer. Everyone is just dicking around with stupid initiatives that don't matter to our customers. E.g. how we will be seated post–pandemic. Not only are the folks who took the VBO looking at the calendar, but so is everyone else apparently.

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Post ID: @4eyv+1arhZzO1

Just reading the a–s hurting millennials, I feel like I want to stay in spite and not give up my warm seat. Millennium need to pay their dues in the workplace and life before earning that golden trophy. I will be seeing you in the office while you and your peers are sitting down on the floor college dorm style with your backpack thinking you are still on Daddy payroll.

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Post ID: @2xow+1arhZzO1

6/30 and 9/30 sound like they have a good work ethic, that they will feel guilty for collecting a paycheck and not giving it their all. that's old school.

now, "new school" would be the millennial workforce that the firm is shifting to. no guilt for collecting a paycheck while not giving full effort. for most of them, the workday is an interruption in their 24/7 distractions in their social media consumed lives.

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Post ID: @2xgw+1arhZzO1

My date is 6/30 and I'm right there with you 9/30. I'm struggling with making it to the 6/30 date, I can't imagine 9/30 or further out. It's not that I dislike anyone I work with or the work I do, in fact it's the complete opposite. It's just knowing the end date is true and set and so far out. Like when you give a two week notice, the last few days can be brutal, and this is 2.5 months notice.

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Post ID: @1njr+1arhZzO1

Easy peasy "endure" by using the time to learn assuming you are technical/developer. The VBO paperwork I got Monday confirms my separation date is in 2022. Financially I could retire but mentally I am too young (mid 50's) to do so. I now can use this long time runway to study up and fill in any technical gaps and be way ready for interviewing in 2022. It was a great run at FIDO and this VBO is such perfect timing for me personally. I am excited to see what I end up doing post VBO.

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