Did you hear? The company is planning to downsize another ten percent? They're going to drop health benefits from the retirement plan! Our department is being moved to another state!
We've all heard similar, disconcerting rumors. But when you're offered an early-retirement package and two weeks to decide, what do you do next? With over thirty years working for the same company, Jerry was facing yet another winter of icy, frigid commutes to his office in the Big Apple. Suddenly, with a small window of opportunity, he was offered a sweetened opportunity to retire. And so it was, the day before Thanksgiving, Jerry bade his colleagues a final good-bye. But what comes next? What will he do? Will he find the passion he tucked away in a desk drawer when he first started? Will he pursue another white collar and tie career? Will he resign himself to a life of leisure? And most importantly, regardless of the choice - will there be donuts?
You will find yourself laughing out loud as Jerry searches, stumbles, and starts again in his search for a new career - one without ties.
©2012 Gerald F. Della Rocca (P)2013 Gerald F. Della Rocca
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