The big day has arrived! Hit the jump to find out the details.
Well, everyone it is now official. Over 31.5 years ago I completed my higher education and went to work for a company that thought my background and skillsets would be an asset to their business model. Quickly learned that those academic years were simply a strong foundation on which everything you need to be successfully in the corporate world is built upon. From the first several months in the company’s orientation and training program to the last day in the office it was a whirlwind of exciting engagements on the forefront of technology to deliver competitive advantage to a worldwide fortune 50 company. Incredibly talented colleagues and true friendships fostered locally and across the globe from a small city in the heart of the Midwest. More importantly, they introduced me to my lovely wife who I met the first minute of my employment – she was in the same training class – kudos to their recruiters back in the day! Linda retired last year with 30.5 years of dedicated service.
Yesterday I said goodbye to the only employer I’ve had since college. Turned in my badge, parking stickers and the tool of my trade, the computer and walked out the door for the final time as an official employee. No regrets as I put everything I had into my career, but I will miss the day to day interactions with my distant friends – hoping I can stay in touch with many of them which should be even easier now that society as a whole is finally embracing how the tech industry has been engaging for years.
Can’t wait to see what this new stage in life brings. Will definitely enjoy having more time to spend with Linda (dual high end careers can definitely have an impact on your couple time). Explorations are surely on the agenda and hopefully even more time for sharing here at Intrigued. From this day forth my new employment status is RETIRED.