So it has happened folks on All Hallow’s Eve – hence the video below – I entered the world of the retired. Still not sure what’s really going on frankly. I signed all the various clauses in the 20 page legal mumbo jumbo that means I can’t tell you, my wife, my dead budgie or even probably myself what the terms of the deal were. Really at £215 an hour for the lawyer charges most of the payment could have been lost anyway in him reading out incomprehensible sentences which he then tried to explain in common parlance. I think I’m quite intelligent but this stuff was just mind bogglingly obfuscated!
I’ve not yet taken the pension – the one from my last employer isn’t fantastic – it actually is a good pension (despite the days of industrial action we had earlier in the year complaining about the changes) it’s just having only worked there 7 years and most of that part time the amount I get is only enough for us to keep the wolf from the door for about 3 months of a year. Anyway I have some young sharp suited guy looking at my options for me. Come 2019 I will have to start drawing some pension of find alternative work which will be a challenge.
On my last day – remember I’ve only been in the office on 4 days since the beginning of this year and signed off sick completely since June – I wondered about sending a farewell message. In the end I sent it to a selected bunch of folks who I’ve worked with closely over the years. I half expected them to wonder who the hell I was after all this time. I was more than a little startled, shocked and very pleasantly surprised to get back some nice replies here are just two that particularly touched me.
may I thank you for all the hard work and devotion you have put in
It has been an absolute pleasure and an honour to have worked with you the last few years
Those were from a couple of my major customers so I can say that I did provide some value in the role I did.
Give the song a listen – my favourite halloween song from one of my favourite bands and from a shed – I mean what’s not to love!