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Thread #165940   Message #3985747
Posted By: Helen
03-Apr-19 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Oh happy day! Retirement
Subject: RE: BS: Oh happy day! Retirement
Stilly River Sage, did you work at the same place as me, or is this a universal managerial disease?

"the place went from a well-oiled machine to a rudderless sinking ship over the course of five years with new management and a toxic 'reorganization'"

This is where Dilbert steps in as an antidote.

I used to enjoy my job. It was a specific type of office based processing requiring accuracy and attention to detail and some people thought it was the pits, but it suited me down to the ground. But then the managerial disease started ramping up and it was more and more difficult to just go to work and enjoy the work, and when I reached an age and a financial base where retirement was an option, I took it.

Also, I can always find something more interesting to do rather than housework or organising junk, so if I don't make a list it still won't be done 10 years from now. I'm a lounge lizard by nature. I plan - whether I stick to this plan or not, who knows? - to motivate myself with various "carrots on sticks" if I achieve specific, easily achievable goals.

I know there will be some work related issues to recover from, but the joy of not having to deal with the managerial disease every day will probably lead to a swift recovery.