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Re: Google Earth

On Monday 14 January 2008, Tim wrote:
>On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 23:22 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Heck, they even have me back at work for 4 or 5 hours a day, and I
>> think the exercise is good for me.  And I'm doing more thinking out
>> loud about what I'm doing just so Dave can understand the reasons for
>> what I do.  Dave is the fellow I gave most of my keys to back in 2002
>> when I retired.
>Mentoring your replacement...  Can be good when you want to retire, but
>it's damn irritating when you get instructed to do that while you're
>still working somewhere.  You feel like you might as well walk away now,
>and screw them (your employer), *first*.
I still do the transmitter cuz Dave never saw a vacuum tube till he went to 
work for us about 11 years ago now.  And I don't mind cuz I can still 'walk 
on water' from time to time in their eyes.  Ya gotta impress the frogs just 
to keep whats left of ones sanity after 45 years in the business..

>I still had the keys to a local studio long after I'd walked away.
>Anytime I talked about handing them in, they didn't want them back.  I
>finally gave them back without making any arrangements about it, the
>mood in the room was like they'd just put the dog down.  I think they
>thought that if I still had them, I'd still be giving them a hand from
>time to time.  Now I'll only do that if they have something that piques
>my interest.

All I've got left are the main building door key at the studio and of course 
the transmitters door key.  And I do get a stipend for the transmitter 
maintenance that is partially a fairly expensive medical policy that fills in 
for what medicare doesn't.

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Cheers, Gene
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