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Old 01-23-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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How lovely for you to have such a heart-warming send off! Now you have all your exciting new plans involving your move to look forward to. Best of luck in the future and please keep us updated on your new adventure!
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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Where I work, you get a handshake on your way out. We had a guy retire after 54 years, not so much as a card.....as a matter of fact, other than his immediate coworkers, nothing.....administrators didn't even visit. Love where I work
I didn't want them to do anything but my supervisor insisted. Remember, we are a place of psychiatric treatment, not a normal corporate business environment... Still, as I said, I was overwhelmed by the attention. I do think 54 years ought to be worth a lunch out or something. Geez.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Almost over. Four more mights and on Sunday morning, I give over my keys and badge and I'm history.

You're not history. The paid job part of your life is history.


You're really beginning (again).
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:36 AM
 
Location: USA
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I too held my breath when reading you fell down the stairs. So glad you weren't hurt.


The breakfast sounds wonderful.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:45 AM
 
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You're not history. The paid job part of your life is history.
You're really beginning (again).
Yes, you're right. And people at M___ Hospital can tell their Ilene stories to newbies. The stories seem to go along the lines of times I helped them out or said something that everyone was thinking but wouldn't say or how I always come to work covered in dog hair. It's the only job I've had where I wasn't overly considered eccentric or downright unacceptable. Of course, being there third shift helps a lot- it's so informal, plus they're just glad you show up and keep the place and people safe.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:03 AM
 
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So happy for you, with this wonderful send off to remember and get you off to a great start.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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have we ever seen pictures of your dogs?

any chance of seeing them, either here or the dog forum?
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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The donation to animal charities was a nice gesture! A few months ago I got about the same amount of money in a card with a note to treat myself to dinner - now you have me thinking I should donate it to a similar charity in the name of my work unit. My boss was a real dog lover - cats for me.

Of course I also got a plaque and an American flag that was flown over all our government facilities and lots of congratulations from co-workers and managers. We are lucky to have both worked with generous and caring employers - that is not always the norm. My government office had the reputation of being one big family from when I started working there in 1985.

Congratulations and I look forward to reading about your future experiences and adventures!
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Welcome to the retirement club!

Believe me, you will be missed at your "old" job. But that is "their problem", not yours.

Enjoy yourself, when do you move into your new home? So excited for you.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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Glad you received a very special morning. Too often nothing is done for those leaving.
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