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BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner

GUEST,Stuck in Mud 14 Mar 08 - 08:41 AM
Rapparee 14 Mar 08 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,PMB 14 Mar 08 - 09:03 AM
Sorcha 14 Mar 08 - 09:11 AM
Mr Red 14 Mar 08 - 09:36 AM
Georgiansilver 14 Mar 08 - 10:35 AM
Bert 14 Mar 08 - 10:46 PM
EBarnacle 14 Mar 08 - 11:24 PM
M.Ted 15 Mar 08 - 12:22 AM
mg 15 Mar 08 - 02:25 AM
GUEST,Stuck in Mud 15 Mar 08 - 12:23 PM
Flash Company 16 Mar 08 - 12:20 PM

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Subject: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: GUEST,Stuck in Mud
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 08:41 AM

Help me please. I have been asked to make a speech at the retirement dinner for my old boss. I myself retired a few years back and most feel I knew her best as the staff there are all new and a lot younger than us !

Wiity remarks flow daily here, please aim my direction.

Here is all the bits, please help if you can.

Female, age 60. Healthcare Professional.

No hobbies, married, ex smoker. Worked in care of elderly within a hospital.

Kisses for help.

June


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 08:49 AM

Children? Travel? Plans for retirement? Husband retired?


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 09:03 AM

A decade ago I couldn't spell "pensioner" and now I is one!


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 09:11 AM

Short and sweet. I can't abide long smarmy speeches.


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: Mr Red
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 09:36 AM

something soon to be seeing about elder healthcare from the other side? or hoping not to. Can't think of a witty way to say it.

No Hobbies? Advise her to get some. Keeps people young. Physical and mental stimulation improves longevity, so say all the research I have read about.


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 10:35 AM

Retirement jokes site for you to try. Hope this helps.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: Bert
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 10:46 PM

"Bugger off you old fart!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: EBarnacle
Date: 14 Mar 08 - 11:24 PM

At a friend's retirement from our union cadre, I told a story which embodied her humor and her characteristics of leadership and how she once used them off the job to gently get a kid to achieve what he wanted.

After my little story, several people came up to me to ask me to tell the same sort of story about them. My response was that I had to see them do something in front of me which would make a good story. I believe that's the sort of thing to look for.

Keep it under 5 minutes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: M.Ted
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 12:22 AM

Make a lot of jokes about the routine things, particularly the common annoyances--Also, mention the long hours--you could say something about the fact that health care professionals(whatever her specialty is) don't need hobbies, five hours of sleep is enough--You could say that after she'd been there twenty five years (or however long she's been there) of running through the lobby or waiting room or whatever, she sat down one day, and decided that she liked it--you could say that she's leaving because she wanted to find out what her house looked like in daylight--

Tell a few stories about how she did things, share some memories of difficult situations that she had to deal with-- sacrifices that she made--little things that she did for people that people may not have been aware of--

Finish up with something about her having been an excellent whatever she was, but most of all, she was a great friend--

Wish her the best, welcome her to the world of retirement, and tell here that she'll be so busy she'll wonder how she ever managed to find time to work.

Keep it short, throw in a few jokes, and everyone will love it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: mg
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 02:25 AM

I agree. Short and sweet..highlight a few accomplishments or her sticktoititiviitness, wish her well and maybe a toast and then exist stage left. mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: GUEST,Stuck in Mud
Date: 15 Mar 08 - 12:23 PM

A big big thank you for all your help.

She has two kids, both flew the nest some years ago. No hobbies. Husband (accountant)has retired. No known plans to travel.

Again thanks you lot, your great.


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Subject: RE: BS: Speech for Retirement Dinner
From: Flash Company
Date: 16 Mar 08 - 12:20 PM

No hobbies may be no worry, when a (very active) retired friend of ours asked S what she intended to do when she retired, she said ' Well actually, I like sitting!'

FC


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