Retirement Venting

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by annie3001, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    So my father just retired after 40 years, at his company, oh yes 40! [​IMG] well his company (coca cola) did nothing for him. nothing. [​IMG]
    so i have planned a little something at a restaunt with his 2 brothers and his mother. (my grama of course)
    its just so upsetting that a company doesnt even care enough. [​IMG]

    the company told him, this is a busy time for us right now, we will call you, to maybe throw a little party for you. [​IMG]
    no phone call happened.
    so a week ago, i called his boss (without my dad even knowing) and asked if they were planning a lil something. he called my father and told him they were.
    nothing again. [​IMG]

    my father has been very loyal. a good employee, never sick, always available. just sucks for him. [​IMG]

    years earlier he divorced my mother (going on about 16 years now) and has never found his soul mate.

    me, my husband and kids, mean the world to him. [​IMG]

    so i hope he has a good time tommorrow night. i picked up 4 large balloons, some gifts (redsox of course themed) (his fav team)

    I just wish things ended differntly there for him. [​IMG]

    today he was watching our kids, looked happy, yet so sad. [​IMG]

    pray that he will find his soul mate soon! that special someone he can share good times with.

    thanks for hearing me out.

    andrea- [​IMG]
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    [​IMG] to you and to him. Maybe they are planning something a bit later--perhaps some of his closer friends are unavailable and they want to wait until they are back? Maybe they have some sort of surprise planned?

    This is the kind of "task" that really does not have an "owner." If you need copying see X; if you need sales reports, see Y; for facilities see Z, for market strategy see A, etc. And unfortunately, it is very easy for an unassigned task to have the ball dropped--everyone thinks someone else is handling it. After 40 years that isn't a very good excuse. Good for you for scheduling a party for your dad! GTell him to sign up on BYC and we'll Party Hearty for him!
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    funny he knows all about byc......
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I hope you are serving Pepsi! [​IMG]

    Tell your dad "Happy Retirement" from Imp

    Imp- wishes he could retire
  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Thanks {Imp} [​IMG]
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    I've been retired for 19 years and absolutely love it. I thought when I retired that I would get bored or miss my job and fellow firemen. However, it was like someone threw a switch and what dominated my life for so many years was gone and I don't miss it. Your father will adjust quickly and being able to do more things with his grandchildren will sustain him. Tell him congratulations from me.
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Wishing your Dad a very Happy Retirement!

    With a family like yours, he is in good hands!

    PS... I am a Pepsi drinker [​IMG]
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Thanks opa!
    i may print this out tommorrow, hes learned so much on this website, about building coops, (*he built mine)
    so he would feel so good knowing all such the nice comments. [​IMG]

    i may not show him the part that i called his boss tho. [​IMG]

    19 years is such a looong time too! thanks for your firefighting services! [​IMG]
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Quote:thanks Camelot Farms! [​IMG]
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Excuse the sarcasm, but this surprises you ?
    Today it's all about the money. They could care less about their employees. It's you against them. They in essence own you until you quit, retire or die. This goes for all companies.
    Hope you dad enjoys his retirement. That's the best revenge he can have.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: