Friday 28th June, 2013
Today is the day Tony retires......or is it? His boss at work doesn't want to lose him, but for him to receive his redundancy payment he has to leave. The past few weeks they have been trying to work out how he can stay for the short term. The only way he can stay is to be hired by a third party.
The guy who was to take over from Tony is going on holidays, plus he hasn't shown any real interest in the building. Each time Tony has arranged to meet with him the guy has found some other job or meeting to attend to.
Tony's boss suggested Tony be recruited by a hiring agency. During this past week he was signed by a hiring company and will still get to stay with the building for at least the next two to three months.
Seeing the building is only 'part time', Tony will now work part time which is ideal for him. He will work for just over 4 hours a day from Monday which I s'pose can be called semi retired.
After the three months who knows what may happen. Tony may finally get to fully retire!
Last night Tony met up with his fellow co-workers and some from his previous employment for a dinner in his honour. One of them was a previous boss and while talking to Tony he has offered him some work if he wants it. He said it was great to catch up with the guys, a couple of them he has not seen in years.
I think we may have to remove any ideas of retirement in the foreseeable future. It's a nice feeling knowing that Tony is held in such high regard and regardless of his age he can still be of use to the work force.