A Change of Routine
Thankful Jar


One of the key members of my staff has resigned. This is a good thing. Robin married this year and his wife lives in a different city. He is moving to be with her. They should be together, and I am happy for them. But I am sad for us. He contributed a lot to our organization in his almost three years here. Hopefully, he has learned from me. I know I have learned from him.


Although Robin will give his best for his remaining time, our relationship is now somewhat changed. We are discussing some issues that we might not have discussed before. The other day we talked about colleagues and where they may be in the next few years.


I said that I, for one, wouldn't be working there ten years from now. At age 72, that seemed pretty obvious. Not to Robin, however.


His response, "That's what YOU think."


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