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2006/12/18 Accelerated early retirement

We can’t say that it was totally unexpected, with the way that year-end headcounts are done, but the early retirement of my (ex-)manager Greg happened quite rapidly. Less than a week after an e-mail announcement from Rick came out — surely buried in the mass of end-of-year rush — a group of colleagues convened at Viva City to wish Greg well.

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Greg was relating to Rehka about waking up on his first official day of retirement. He started the coffee as usual, sat down at his laptop … and found that he didn’t have any priority e-mails to handle.

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Rick hosted the event, with Simon, David and Krysanne enjoying some appetizers.

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Hmmm … not too many sports fans at this event!

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Undoubtedly, more work-related discussions, even if Greg has officially retired!

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Jacek related his stories of spending the past 6 months in China (near Macao), six weeks at a time.

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Since the team works on consulting gigs mostly at client sites, getting everyone together in one place is a rare event. (Most didn’t realize that I had also moved on to a new job … unofficially since July, with the paperwork completed in October!)

Greg is officially retired after almost 30 years in many roles with a single company — but more accurately is now launched on a new career. To fill in on the extra time, now that he has less e-mail, I’m encouraging him to take up blogging!

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