GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK

Letting seniors go a few years before retirement is more common than you may know. In some cases, it is just an easy way to “help” the budget.

SERENDIPITY

Thanks for your service, Rich Paschall

He had been in the business for almost 40 years.  The last twenty-seven of those with the same company.  He liked his job and thought he was good at it.  In just a few more years he would retire.  Everything seemed to be on track.

When Carl started in his career, orders were processed with typewriters.  Carbon paper was used when multiple copies were required.  Details of international orders were sent overseas by telex machine.  Everything was done manually and file cabinets were stuffed with files of all the orders and shipments.

Carl made it through all the changes.  At first he thought an electronic typewriter with memory was just about the coolest thing.  Fax machines took the place of telex machines and world-wide communication was getting easier.  As the decades went on, technology and communications advanced faster and faster, but Carl kept right…

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2 thoughts on “GOODBYE AND GOOD LUCK

  1. I remember this one. It has a painfully familiar ring in a very personal way. This really IS the way it plays out. Frequently. In this country. It’s illegal, but they get away with it because they’ve got money and lawyers and we don’t.

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    • Someone who hired me decades ago was recently released two years before retirement. I know a sales executive who had one year to go and I am told he is retrieving carts at a super market parking lot. I know people scared of this happening to them. Without a contract or strong union, we are powerless against this.

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