Mu work place and work situation has got better of late. It is not what I want, but much better than it has been. I still have good people around me. That always makes me feel good.
I did have a conversation with my boss some time ago. He knows I am close to retire and wanted to know how much longer I plan on working. When the question cam up, I was unprepared to answer. One part of me wanted to say, “How about another month or so.” I knew that would not work. I do know I do not want to work past 62 years of age. So with that, I said “just tow more years at the most”.
So in essence, I gave my two years notice. I don’t know if this is a common thing to do. In two years, or less; I will be quitting this job. I have a deadline. It is something i can live with. Let’s see what happens.
Many people ask me when I am going to retire. I could retire at just about any time now. A few things have changed so work is a little better. It is “just a little” so no big breakthroughs have taken place.
I guess I have figured I am just not ready to quit yet. In fact there was a job notification that came out last week for a production manager at our manufacturing plant across town. I worked there in a similar position about 10 years ago. Looking at the requirements made me think, “Hey, i could do this job.” It would be a lot of work, and I might even be good at it.
Then a colleague came over and asked me a couple goofy questions about some things going on and I thought, “No, I need to just get out of here.” Things are not the same any more. I don’t belong here any longer.
This entry is difficult for me to write (and I have been searching for the words for a long time). I have worked here a long time. I work with many good people and many have become like family. We had fun together.
But too many things have changed. My realization is that I do not belong here anymore. It is evident from my workload and my interactions (or lack of) with colleagues.
To just put this in print, forming these words, is a big step for me. I just need to figure out the when.