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Last day at work

Today was my official last day at work. I am starting into semi-retirement. Plans are to take the summer off. Time to play and have fun. I've been working non-stop since 1980. I have a little help since officially I have been laid off. :) Severance is helping me to turn summer into a sabbatical. It will take a couple of days - hell a couple of weeks for me to lose the passion for my work and not think about helping people or customers. For a while that is.

20 years! My goodness where did it go. It seems just like yesterday that I was interviewing with the owners. Yesterday, it was a handshake and thanks for a job well done. Tears were spent tonight and lots of wine. But it is time to move on.

Comments (6)

It must be strange for it to end. I am so looking forward to the day I can retire (although I will still have to work somewhere).

Wonderful choices of music. I have always loved Bette, the Talking Heads bring back some interesting memories, and Sting...what can you say about him? He has got to have one of the sexiest voices. I could listen to him all night long. I don't think I have heard the song he sings on the YouTube clip before. Nice song.


It's a new beginning, Marta. You'll recharge your batteries during the summer and begin a new chapter in your life. Best of luck and have a fun summer!


A new beginning -- how exciting and scary and sad!! When I quit journalism after 20 years, I felt so stunned. I had never imagined a different kind of career. The change turned out to be easier than I expected, but still a big shock. Tears and wine are a great way to cope!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, after 20 years in the workforce, you deserve a break. I wish you the best in your next endeavor.

Enjoy your summer.

Marta [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Thanks everyone. Now if the weather will just cooperate - it will be a great summer.

Marta, May I recommend a post retirement non-job?

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