Thursday, March 27, 2014

So Proud of Him!

Yesterday Hubs had a milestone at work.
March 26, 2014 marks his 30th anniversary with the huge corporation he works for.

They presented him with this plaque at a special meeting on Monday.......


I am so proud of him for sticking it out at his company.
The only thing he's done longer than working there is being married to me(32 years in August).
Hmmm....maybe he deserves even MORE kudos for that accomplishment.  ;-)

He started out there in an entry level position in 1984.
We were living in the basement bedroom of his parent's house in NJ at that time.
He had undergrad and graduate student loans, I had a Chevy Chevette, and we owned a kitchen table and chairs and not much else of any value.

30 years later, he's a director at his company(having worked his way up one step at a time through 3 different divisions), we live in a large home in PA(paid off in 2007), have (almost)raised 3 kids, put 1.5 of them through college(so far), paid off the student loans(in about 1989), and have saved almost enough for our retirement.

We were able to do this jointly due to his putting in his time for 30 years, no matter how much he didn't want to be there sometimes, and me keeping an eagle eye on whatever salary they paid him.

I bet if he had remained single all those years, he'd still be writing checks for cups of coffee at the cafeteria, living in an apartment, dressing badly, and spending all his free time and money buying books and attending chess tournaments.
But that's a post for another time.  lolz

Today I celebrate Hubs and his accomplishment.
How many folks today can say they've been employed at the same company for 30 years?

Unfortunately he is in Hartford right now, because of his job, so the celebration will have to wait for a bit.

Three cheers for my guy!!!

Sluggy

 

19 comments:

  1. Hip hip, HURRAY! Good for him! 30 years is quite the tenure!

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  2. Quite an accomplishment. My husband has been with his company 20 but he started in his 40's and for us it's a little too little too late BUT we are really trying and are now contributing 18% to 401 . Still , hindsight is always 20/20.
    Congrads to him and you.

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  3. Three cheers indeed. Congrats!...and congrats on 32 yrs together. That is also something to cheer about

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  4. That's wonderful! I don't think we'll hear much in the future about people being with the same company for 30 years. Those days (and those kinds of companies) are going away, it seems. It's a whole different world now.

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  5. Congrats!!! 30 years is a long time!! :)!

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  6. Congratulations, Mr. slugmama.

    I think he does deserve the 'good sport' award for the years with you...lol...just kidding. You know I have said he is lucky to have you. The two of you make a good team.

    He always looks cheerful.

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  7. That's pretty awesome. Congratulations to both of you. And on 32 years together. That's an accomplishment in itself!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  8. these days, making it 5 years in a company is an accomplishment. 30 years in one place is unheard of to our generation and to those below. YAYZ to your hubby!

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  9. Sluggy, that's amazing. Something one doesn't hear much anymore in this economic environment. Kudos to the both of you!

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  10. That is a huge accomplishment, especially in today's job market. Well done to your hubby and you for being there for him, as I am sure it was not all rainbows and lollipops!

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  11. You have every reason to be proud! That is quite an accomplishment!

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  12. It is difficult to stay with one company that long anymore. My longest was 21 years and then they tossed me out because they didn't like gray hair. Their lost; they no longer exist. By the way, I owned a Chevy Chevette then, too.

    Larry

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  13. What a GREAT accomplishment! Congrats!

    My Dad has been with his company just about the same length of time. I graduated college in May 2010, but was offered a job with a company in March 2010 (pending graduation). I was VERY lucky as this coincided with the 2010 Hire Act (a time when it was very difficult to find employment). I'm still with the same company. Granted, it's only been 4 years.. FAR from 30, but I feel pretty proud I've stuck it out this long. A lot of friends of similar age have bounced around multiple jobs. It was important for me to gain valuable real-world work experience over the course of at least a few years. And boy were those first 3 years TOUGH. Honestly, I hated my first two positions. But with a lot of work and persistence, I finally landed in a job I love (same company). And better yet, it's padding my resume with skills that align with my career interests. I wish I made a little more money, but my other benefits mostly make up for it (401k with a 6% company match, health/dental/vision/life insurance, yearly bonuses, flexible schedule, etc).

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  14. I hope they give him a bonus too! And for being married to you for 32 years I think a statue of the two of you should be erected - perhaps the front yard? You certainly honed your saving and shopping skills over the lean years and the results speak for themselves. Congrats to a great hubby!

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  15. Huge congrats to hubs. That is a truly awesome accomplishment!!!

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  16. Congrats to your husband! My dad almost made it 30 years but had to retire early due to disability (thank you Agent Orange.) He worked at a physically demanding job in maintenance for a large company at their plant, so if you weren't in good shape, it wasn't safe for you or the other employees. It's one of those jobs where people will call you crazy if you leave early, since it's a rural area with not a lot of potential for people who don't have higher education.

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  17. Congrats to your hubby! That IS an accomplishment!

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