Wednesday, September 8, 2021

I Must Completely Let Go of My Former Employer by Not Looking at Websites


After retiring from an organization after 25 years, I maintained a little curiosity as to what happened thereafter I left.  I was able to learn much by looking at the library’s websites.  For example, I found out that my successor left after two years on the job partially because she had a long commute.  I suffered through a long and complicated commute for 25 years.  I found out three former colleagues retired after 25+ years of service.  I just found out the University Librarian reorganized the department.

I was frustrated in my efforts to keep in touch with former colleagues through email or phone calls.  It turned into a one-way street with no reciprocity.  Only two colleagues kept in touch with me.  Another person just clicks on “Likes That” in Facebook and Twitter.  That is not keeping in touch. I learned the hard way that “out of sight out of mind” supersedes keeping in touch.

I made a Jewish New Year’s resolution not to look at the library’s website any longer.  After 3 ½ years I feel that I must move on and let go completely.

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