Thursday, March 20, 2008

Life is strange!

Tonight is the "big roll out" of the attrition program for us. We got a packet of papers earlier in the week to look through; there were some things in it I hadn't expected.

I've been there almost 30 years, they've never had a problem paying me, or granting benefits to my wife.

Yet among the retirement requirements are certified copies of my birth certificate and our marriage certificate!

I didn't have one of the former, so FedEx woke me up with it earlier. We have one original copy of the 2nd, but if they plan on keeping it they're not getting that one, so I may be ordering another!

After almost a year of working 10 hour days and a lot of 6 day weeks, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is nice. Hopefully it's not a train, like so many other times throughout my life!

Still fighting the head cold that is thinking of settling into my chest, but looking very much forward to this holiday weekend!

May it be kind to each of you...

alan

11 comments:

www.kimmy.cc said...

I must have missed something ... are you retiring? Or is this a union thing? One of my new coworkers told me this week I would be a good union boss .... Not sure how to take that LOL

Thanks for your words ... I appreciate them. I love the boat story :)

KellyNerd said...

making you jump through hoops eh? Love the light at the end of the tunnel analogy ...

hugs from Vancouver (a very rainy city at the moment!)

CrackerLilo said...

Wow, how scary and how exciting for you.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

Ange (formerly Writer Mom) said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

*Checking the fire box for irreplaceable documents. Geesh. I'm not even sure I can order another marriage license.

robin andrea said...

It sounds like GM is combing all of their records just to see to whom they might be able to deny benefits. It's a good thing there are records.

Retirement is a very good thing. It's amazing what relaxation really feels like. You're going to love it. Just think of all the little projects around the house you'll be able to give your full attention to.

fineartist said...

Keep fighting that bug Alan, don't give in to the beastly thing. Um, vitamin c, lots of liquids and Zyrtec, or get some of that fizzy tablet stuff that you drop into a little glass of water, air born is it's name, it was made by a teacher and that stuff really makes you feel better fast.

Happy easter!
love ya, mean it
Lori

kath said...

ahhhh but at the end of the day, it will be worth it... freedom, free time, and bliss!

The bliss is partly up to you, though...
hugs

Heidi said...

Happy Easter Alan..Just stopping by to give u a hug {{{ Alan}}} xo

sttropezbutler said...

Been a while Alan!

Hope this is all for the best!

You'll make it happen, I know you will!

STB

CrackerLilo said...

Hi, sweetie. I know you're probably busy as all hell, but I'm checking to see how you're doing. Well, I hope! Please keep us updated! *hug*

Chandira said...

Hey, hope you're feeling better! REST!! I hope you got some rest this weekend.

:-)