Day one of retirement and we are so very happy. No more stupidity! Time to relax and enjoy life after 75 years of working at NAA, Rockwell, and Boeing! While much of the work was satisfying, recent changes including Boeing buying Rockwell turned out company (Rockwell) inside out. We had incompetent people running programs, management created busy work, and non-mainstream organization flourished causing silly expenditures of effort for naught!
George Jeffs used to say “Just meat and potatoes” and now we get a diet of “Baloney and hot air!”.
However, in the 40+ years I (Paul) was there, the happy times far outweigh the recent turn of events. Getting to work for the likes of George Jeffs, Charlie Feltz, Charlie Helms, Ed Smith, Ben Boykin, Sy Rubenstin was better then great…it was amazing! Working on Apollo, Shuttle, “the black world”, and even, yes, the IT community was an education in and of itself.