No. of Recommendations: 1
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.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.