Those last days at the office

As the count down (15,14,13,12,11,10………….days left) marches relentlessly forward and  only a few days of work are left, worry about using the time effectively strikes.   People provide advice to take long lunches, to enjoy the last meetings, to arrive late and to leave early.  I find myself ignoring all of the advice and proceeding through my days at […]

Surviving the Retirement 'Event'

Recently a colleague confided that she was looking forward to many aspects of retirement but was dreading the sendoff — the ‘event’ where she would be recognized and feted.  This sentiment was echoed in speaking with another friend who told me that he had been adamant about not wanting any dinner or reception or other […]