Dec 10, 2012

Retired Guy and I mean it this time...mostly

I took this picture of a Bald Eagle on a raft trip we took in Juneau in September.


As the title to this post suggests my days at Ace Hardware are behind me.  Effective just prior to Thanksgiving, I left.   Mostly, I left because I'm too damn old to stand all day, but also because, after federal, state and social security taxes, I was left with next to nothing pay-wise.

My leaving was not without a bit of drama.  The management presented a couple of scenarios that would keep me working, I made a counteroffer, but in the end, nothing worked out.  Now, I wonder how I was able to bear it for almost five years.

Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky


The Bug said...

They didn't deserve you - so good riddance to them I say!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

congrats!! and as bug said they didn't deserve you!

how lovely to see merle sneed's name pop up on a comment on the mouse!

welcome back - be both have been on a hiatus from blogging, although i did beat you back by a week or so, but hey no competition!

enjoy retirement II!

Megan Cahalan said...

Stick to it this time!

Steve Reed said...

Glad to see you back in blogland, Merle! Too bad about Ace, but as you said, you tolerated their shenanigans a long time.