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Old 08-18-2017, 07:10 AM   #101
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:23 AM   #102
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A) Wife of 37 years - I have learned so much from her.
B) Putting all 3 of my kids through college - they all make 6 figure now. I did not attend college and my kids were the first of my large 6 generation Texas family to have done so.
C) 3 awesome grandsons that are 5 years old now.
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:25 PM   #103
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Telling the company owner I couldn't work with his attitude and I was finished!
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:41 PM   #104
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The day I looked at our income from SS and pensions after retirement, and realized it was more than my take home when I was w*rking
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:04 PM   #105
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:06 PM   #106
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To be able to retire at age 50 when offered an early retirement package to spend time with my then one and three year old sons. Priceless!
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Old 08-20-2017, 08:35 AM   #107
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:38 PM   #108
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I'm still waiting for that 8' bronze of me to be erected in front of my old Megagcorp. I think I'll have a long wait..
Yep. The megacorp i worked for thought I would be a great manager. I didn't, but they insisted and put me in charge of a small department of 5 young attorneys.

Their mistake - but I warned them.

Rather than feed these eager beavers the corporate bulls**t, I taught them things like:

-- Go home at a reasonable hour. The work will still be here tomorrow.

-- Don't bring your laptop with on vacation. If megacorp can't survive a week without you, you're not getting paid enough.

-- No one ever died wishing they'd spent more time in the office.
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