Yesterday's retirement party was a success, many people stopped by and he was happy. Until he left----and that was very, very sad. He was crying---and when I see a man cry, I cry. It broke my heart and even worse, I know it's a sign of things to come, for all of us. We won't necessarily all be unemployed, but things will change and some will leave, and change is just hard. For everyone. I was asked in a comment if I was sure that I will lose my job. No, I am not sure. I am hoping that the place will be bought, and that most of the employees can stay. I feel somewhat certain that i won't be one of them, however. Generally, couples buy business's such as this one, and I have the job that most wives do, along with an outside manager, and that may be the husband or otherwise. And sometimes they bring in their own general manager.... I most likely make too much money to be kept on and I am not willing to take less....even for less responsibility. So, while I am not sure---I am being realistic. I started in the car business at least a hundred years ago (okay, a slight exaggeration), and I started in the finance and insurance department. I then sold cars for a few years, then I went into accounting, then into the parts and service department, then I was made manager over all of it, which essentially means i do what-the-hell-ever needs done that day. :) Never a dull moment, for the most part. I really don't think I could be told what to do anymore, at least not there. I've essentially made all the decisions for years, or most of them, anyway. I guess it's time for me to take the advice that I always give, time will tell, wait and see, timing is everything, one door closes and another opens. Yes, I believe in all of that. So, I will wait and see.
Another long day ahead of me, and I have been spending quite alot of time in the service department, the heat is getting to me. And all the walking/running(?). I am tired today. But I am doing pretty well---I hope each of you are, too. Have a great Thursday. Later.