How does your company handle retiring employees

Current and archived opinion polls from the Petroleum Equipment Institute.
Post Reply
eromlo49
Head Tech
Posts: 163
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:57 am

How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by eromlo49 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:40 am

Just wanted some opinions on how companies handle retiring long time employees. Part time allowed? Try to keep years of experience useful for company or just say thanks it's been fun???

ZMiller
Head Tech
Posts: 975
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:53 am
Location: Atlanta/Phoenix/Sacramento

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by ZMiller » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:38 am

I'm retired and they let me come in sweep up, break down cardboard boxes for the dumpster and hang around getting on peoples nerves. I still have access to the company jet though so I spend a lot of time just flying around visiting old friends.

But then I have to say this is an industry where you can never retire. Who would want to miss a PEI show when it has always been so much fun.
When you are dead it's likely you won't know it. It could be difficult for others. It's the same if you are stupid.
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in a way that they will begin looking forward to the trip"

User avatar
dieselengine9
Head Tech
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:41 pm
Location: Atlanta
Contact:

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by dieselengine9 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:43 am

ZMiller wrote:I'm retired and they let me come in sweep up, break down cardboard boxes for the dumpster and hang around getting on peoples nerves. I still have access to the company jet though so I spend a lot of time just flying around visiting old friends.

But then I have to say this is an industry where you can never retire. Who would want to miss a PEI show when it has always been so much fun.
I just don't believe that. Not at all.

ZMiller
Head Tech
Posts: 975
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:53 am
Location: Atlanta/Phoenix/Sacramento

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by ZMiller » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:48 am

I was thinking the post might wake you up. Diesel? What you think about the Congressional Sub Committee idea in my latest editorial?
When you are dead it's likely you won't know it. It could be difficult for others. It's the same if you are stupid.
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in a way that they will begin looking forward to the trip"

whittingtonm
Head Tech
Posts: 100
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 6:59 am
Location: Dallas, Texas

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by whittingtonm » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:27 am

I retired last year from a Department of Defense organization. I can't do business with them, for two years I can't work for a government contractor that I worked with while with DoD, and if I want to go back into the building I have to wear a special red and yellow badge and be escorted the entire time. In theory, there is some kind of special waiver that would allow me to work part time for them, but the paperwork and accounting is so massive, it really can't be done. When we said, Goodbye, it was really Goodbye.

And, Zane, it's not what you are thinking. It's not just me, that's the way they treat retirees. :D


User avatar
Kennyl
Head Tech
Posts: 137
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:20 pm

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by Kennyl » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:07 am

I didn't know that I could retire, I thought I had to go out feet first on a gurney :oops:
Trying to get my forum status back to its former glory!

ZMiller
Head Tech
Posts: 975
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:53 am
Location: Atlanta/Phoenix/Sacramento

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by ZMiller » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:37 pm

So Mike you worked for the US Postal service did you? There's a reason they don't let employee spouses, terminated, retired or former employees back in the office for visits.
When you are dead it's likely you won't know it. It could be difficult for others. It's the same if you are stupid.
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in a way that they will begin looking forward to the trip"

petroman2014
Pump Jockey
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:49 am

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by petroman2014 » Tue May 09, 2017 10:54 am

I retired after 25+ yrs because mother required caregiver, Mother past last yr and I posted after 1.5 yr retired that I seeked to come out and try to get back out there...150 something reading of a simple post and NOT 1 comment...NOT 1...Its sad and offensive that a perfectly good working brain is something this business tends to lose and put on shelf to be replaced by a slicker faster UNTESTED beta version...

eromlo49
Head Tech
Posts: 163
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:57 am

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by eromlo49 » Fri May 19, 2017 5:26 am

there are very few companies out there that show loyalty anymore, thankfully I am with one now!! Out of cortland ny

User avatar
Kennyl
Head Tech
Posts: 137
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:20 pm

Re: How does your company handle retiring employees

Post by Kennyl » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:45 am

petroman2014 wrote:I retired after 25+ yrs because mother required caregiver, Mother past last yr and I posted after 1.5 yr retired that I seeked to come out and try to get back out there...150 something reading of a simple post and NOT 1 comment...NOT 1...Its sad and offensive that a perfectly good working brain is something this business tends to lose and put on shelf to be replaced by a slicker faster UNTESTED beta version...
I have reached out to several who have posted on this forum looking for jobs in the past and I have never received a response either. It looks like it goes both ways. If your still looking for employment, shoot me an email.
Trying to get my forum status back to its former glory!

Post Reply