Throwing in the Badge ... I am officially retired

End sequence of Dirty Harry

  • I started working (in a job that would have paid into Social Security) in 1967 (farm labor at $ 1. per hour in a greenhouse in Delhi OH. 

Comment: Dirty Harry was released in December 1971. I am officially unemployed

About my time at Norwest / Wells Fargo:

  • I had what I would regard as a good career with them. I think Wells Fargo is a great company from my vantage point of a customer and an investor. 
  • I was fairly paid ... and well paid! I thank the Lord for this
  • I had some really good managers: Jeff W, Steve K, Denise R; and some so so managers; and one very bad manager (fortunately for less than 6 months)
  • I learned a lot:
    • Technical:
      • JCL
      • MVS systems programming
      • PL/1
      • COBOL
      • HTML
      • CSS
      • Cold Fusion 
    • Non-technical: Mostly in the realm of project management
  • I made many many friends and one or two enemies (that's not too bad!)
  • Am I going to miss it? Time will tell. As of today I am glad I am retired. 


  1. Congratulations on your retirement Jim,

    An Irish blessing sent your way :
    May the road rise to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the sun shine warm upon your face
    The rains fall soft upon your fields
    And until we meet again
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand

    And from my geek side, Vulcan departing wishes:
    Live Long and Prosper.

    Sleep in, travel and enjoy time with family.
    I know that you've already started on a fulfilling path for your golden years.
    Blessings, Rose

  2. Congratulations!

    Are there multiple blog postings per day in the future? :)


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