Many of you know by know that I have finished my career with IBM. A couple of months ago, they announced a Resource Action plan (fancy word for lay off) and I am officially leaving IBM on 05/31/09. I've had a long haul with them, joined 07/22/1974.
I have no regrets, the company has been good to me and my family.
Tomorrow, I will head into my office (first time in about 3 years) to turn in my badge, hand over my Thinkpad and say the final goodbyes.
I am ready. They will be providing me with a severance package that will help with some bills and then I am free. I can start to look at different things that I want to do.
I do feel badly for people that get the notice about being laid off and are still not eligible for retirement. I am lucky, I could start my pension 06/01/09 if I wanted to.
So soon, I will start to figure out what I want to do...Just a part time job, bringing in some income to pay for some of my medical expenses. I am very fortunate that my wife is still working and our medical benefits are under her.
Now I can start to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences