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Author: 1HappyFool Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 771298  
Subject: Re: Retirement transition article Date: 5/9/2001 8:11 AM
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My old boss at the University of Tennessee compared working for the University to being in a womb. A nice warm soft place that people are forced screaming from. At his retirement party he actually cried, no lie.

When I worked at an oil refinery, a 72 year old crew chief was hit by mandatory retirement. They had a luncheon for him inside the refinery and he blubbered quite a bit. Then he wouldn't leave. His oldest friends had to surround him and herd him into a car to escort him out the gate. He reportedly owned $multi-millions in beachfront SoCal real-estate from purchases throughout his 42 year career. The rumors said that he needed to be "in charge" of people at work because his wife was the boss at home. I think he was just addicted to the fumes from producing the gasoline for the SUVs.

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