Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Future Looks Bright
I was planning to retire this summer, but my employer made me a very good offer if I would stay on part time. It was a sensible thing to do, and I would be starting in March instead of waiting until summer. That was the biggest draw. I was excited.
Well, we go so incredibly busy at work that that plan was put on the back burner. I have been working full time all along. Since we were so busy, I think that made them re-evaluate things—plus there are other things involved—and they changed their mind. They decided to hire a replacement. Since the replacement is someone they laid off a couple months ago from a different department, I am thrilled for him. He needs a full-time job much more than I need a part-time job.
Also, once the weather started getting nice, I started to question my decision about going part time. In my head it was for 3 years, then it went to 2 years. I was down to one year when they told me they changed their mind. The last week or so, when it looked like they would make me work full time up until my retirement date, I was wondering if I made a mistake. When they told me what their new plan, I was smiling
I will be full-time until July--then freedom!