Saying Goodbye

It seems like people are retiring left and right here at Siemens. I went to a party last Friday evening and we had another reception here at work earlier this week. Everyone gathered in the cafeteria to wish Ed the best. It was really nice.

I have only been with Siemens for eight months and I highly doubt I'll be here for 34 years. But here's to you Ed! I hope retirement is good!


Clueless in boston said...

It says a lot about a company if workers stay that long; or it might just say something about the workers:) I don't know what it means but it is generally viewed as a good thing when a company retains workers that long.

Per Stromsjo said...

34 years is a long time. I suppose it's a balance kind of thing. A company needs new ideas and fresh views from new people but there is also definitely a need for continuity, having people around who really know what's going on and why.

Chris said...

I agree with clueless. My husband worked in news over 35 years, and he was at 7 stations. Most news people don't stay in one place too long. He was actually news director way over the average (8+ and 13 years).

Congrats to Ed!!

Halcyon said...

I think it also has something to do with the city in which people live and work. I've noticed that people here in Jackson tend to go to school nearby and then settle down nearby. There aren't a lot of transplants and it sometimes makes it difficult to build friendships.

I don't know if that's a phenomenon of Jackson or if it's the south in general.