Funny about that – I had blogged about a near train mishap I saw recently. The next day there was news feature that the government recommended reviewing all railroad crossings for timing issues. The warning lights and gates are activated by signals which can lose a second here and there, accumulating over time. I never thought my blogging would be in sync with the gov! Scary….
Bittersweet – A long time work friend will retire April 1st. She will move back home which is two hours away. Over the years we helped each other get through the rough spots, both personal and business. She is retiring to a full agenda of raising grandkids and resettling. All the best to her. (Oh yes, the bitter is for me and the sweet is for her!)
HR credentials – I’ve been out of the human resources world for four years but occasionally I get a request for an opinion. (I’m full of opinions! Ask me about anything!) This past week I got two but missed both calls. Some things are static but laws are ever-changing. Eventually my expertise will be more about the touchy-feely part and less about the regulations.
Retirement – The last two shorts take me back to the days when I was a young whippersnapper in the work place. One company had an overabundance of old men on the brink of retirement which at the time was no later than 65. That was very old (or so I thought). I remember thinking how out of touch they were. Makes me wonder if people think the same of me.
A confession – One thing I miss about working is the wardrobe. I loved (and love) clothes. There is no reason for me to have “that” kind of wardrobe now. Back in the day we had to wear business clothes (no, not business casual but suits, pantyhose and heels). Loved every minute of it. Now I wear jeans and stretchy yoga clothes (without the yoga part). I’m comfortable but miss playing dress up.
So how was your week? What do you miss?