Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Good Morning

Technically I’m on vacation through the end of the month, but for all intents and purposes, I’m retired from Miami-Dade County Public Schools as of yesterday afternoon.

It was a normal day at the office.  I got in at my usual time, caught up on a few e-mails, did some budget transfers and uploads of new entries, and sat with one of my co-workers who will be picking up my programs.  At noon we had a little pizza party in the conference room as one last excuse to party due to my departure.

But in a fitting bit of what goes around comes around, I spent part of yesterday afternoon searching our old FileMaker Pro database for information on a program that we had not had since 2003.  As it happens, my computer was the only one in the office with the old system still installed.  So I spent the last hour writing up the procedure for accessing a database system that had not been used since 2010.

I drove home — I’d driven the Pontiac because I had boxes to take away and I thought it would be a fitting closing of the circle to drive the same car I’d driven to my first day on the job — and put the boxes in my home office.  Just another day.  But this morning it feels a little different.

2 barks and woofs on “Good Morning

  1. Congratulations on the retirement!
    I left my company last year an angry and disenchanted former employee and my one little bit of revenge was taking a program with me that they can’t replace. I hope your ending was better.

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