Well as many of you know, I am retired from over 25 years in the paid fire service. I left the service after 21 years with the Albany FD and 4 years with the Barnstable MA FD as Deputy chief and Chief. Since then I have worked conducting background investigations for national security clearances for OPM, DOD, DOE, Treasury and a few others. I left there to take a part time job at Federal Probation and after 10 short months, was invited into a consulting group to conduct management and operations studies for municipalities. That was wonderful until about 2.5 years ago when the economic world collapsed. I have not been "gainfully" employed since then and just began using the term "retired" as my official status. That all changed this morning at 0500. I reported for my new job and worked 12.5 hours the first day. 10.5 on my feet with a ten minute break. No I am not working for GM, Ford or Toyota! I have a wonderful job that is very dynamic and full of opportunity and it shall remain "classified" for the time being. I enjoyed those I worked with today and the work and don't even have to wait until morning to feel the agony of "de feet"!
What this means is I no longer have the time to cruise all the blogs and newspapers and comment on all the things going on. I will stay active in my commitments and today is not a typical day "at the office", more like boot camp or shock camp. I will stay tuned, but may not post quite as often. Viva la labor force!
Time To Move On....by Ann Taylor
5 years ago