I retired at the end of July 2009 after about 30 years as a software engineer. I really liked working in the Information Technology arena, but could no longer bear the stress and office politics that often arises when layoffs begin.
I began work straight out of high school and into college. It is a bit shocking when one realizes that he or she has worked for pay 45 years!
My career took a path of department moves, relocation, more department moves and finally leaving one company going thru a merger, moving on to a new company, which also went thru a merger.
The oddity is I was never fired or laid off.
A gluten-free diet became a requirement in 2006. I am non-celiac severe gluten intolerant.
I have a Blog: Website: http://retiredwithnoregrets.blogspot.com.
It is a blog about life after retirement and gluten-free cooking.