Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bury Me at the Office

Last Saturday I ran into a friend at a tailgate party before the Carolina/Boston College football game.

He was talking about how he had retired after 30 years of working in the U.S. and France with a large chemical company, consulted for about a year and then went back to work running a manufacturing plant in Michigan.

I asked him why he went back to work.

“Because it’s fun!” He said. “I enjoy working. I like the people I work with. I don’t see a reason to stop right now.”

There’s an old saying, “At the end of life no one puts, ‘I wish I’d spent another day at the office’ on their headstone.”


Well, for some people, the ones who enjoy what they do, that saying doesn’t work. 

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