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Thread: Celebrating 25 years at the same job.

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    Celebrating 25 years at the same job.

    Today is my 25th anniversary with the law firm. I'm a legal assistant. I started in the Real Estate section doing closings and moved to the Utility section when that work dried up 8 months later. I started working for a consultant as his personal secretary, then the firm cut back on staff and each staff person had to support two or more attorneys. I now work for two partners, one has his name on the letterhead, he has been here longer than me and we have worked together for about 22 of the last 25 years. I have worked with the other partner ever since he came to the firm 15 years ago.

    I made oatmeal raisin cookies for everyone to enjoy today and the firm will be taking me to lunch today to thank me. I selected Ted's Montanta Grill for my party. Love the bison burgers at Ted's. BTW, I don't mind the small party today, we had abig cocktail party for my 20th anniversary complete with diamond earrings as my gift.

    Hope everyone has a fun Friday.

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    That is awesome, thanks for sharing with us your good news. I'm sure they, too, are so glad they found a place for you. 25 years is ALOT of years. Congratulations!

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    I have been doing the same job also for 25 years. Driving a school bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellina View Post
    I have been doing the same job also for 25 years. Driving a school bus.
    Congratulations on doing that job for 25 years. Your job is much more stressful than mine.

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    I was downsized from by banking job at just short of 25 years. Took the summer off and started a new job in the computer industry and worked that for 8 years. Decided I needed a less stressful job so I took the church secretary job at our church (20 hours per week) and have been here for 7 1/2 years. Just turned 68 and can't think of retiring yet as I love the job and the hours are great. Our last church secretary retired at 80 and that was because she was in the early stages of dementia. Not there yet, hours are good, Pastor is wonderful to work with and my 150 proofreaders haven't worn me down yet. Hubby has been retired for 15 years and does more than his share of the housework so why would I want to retire?

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    Congrats! 25 years of doing ANYTHING is quite an accomplishment... LOL! I've been eating chocolate for OVER 25 years... LOL! Seriously... they're lucky to have you! Here's to 25 more!
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    congrats to you !
    next week will be my 27th anniversary at my job,in the grocery store business
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    Congrats! I worked at my last job for 21 years and retired from it when my husband retired a year and 1/2 ago. I was bored being retired, so I went back to work at a pedi clinic a couple of months ago and love it.

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    Congratulations on 25 years! Sounds like you are going to have an amazing Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellina View Post
    I have been doing the same job also for 25 years. Driving a school bus.
    As a middle school teacher, you have my absolute respect and admiration!!!!!! I try to not turn my back on certain classes but you not only have to turn your back on them, you have to drive safely and discipline them at the same time!!!! Bus drivers are the unsung heroes of school systems.
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    Thank you teacherbailey and annthreecats for your kind appreciation of my job. I plan to stay with it as long as possible.

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    Congratulations on 25 years! Here's wishing you as many more years there as you would like.

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    Congratulations on your 25th anniversary there!

    That doesn't happen very often any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats View Post
    Today is my 25th anniversary with the law firm. I'm a legal assistant. I started in the Real Estate section doing closings and moved to the Utility section when that work dried up 8 months later. I started working for a consultant as his personal secretary, then the firm cut back on staff and each staff person had to support two or more attorneys. I now work for two partners, one has his name on the letterhead, he has been here longer than me and we have worked together for about 22 of the last 25 years. I have worked with the other partner ever since he came to the firm 15 years ago.



    I made oatmeal raisin cookies for everyone to enjoy today and the firm will be taking me to lunch today to thank me. I selected Ted's Montanta Grill for my party. Love the bison burgers at Ted's. BTW, I don't mind the small party today, we had abig cocktail party for my 20th anniversary complete with diamond earrings as my gift.

    Hope everyone has a fun Friday.
    I retired after working 25 years for one company but had worked for another one before them for 10 years.
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    Another middle school teacher here....we HEART our bus drivers!

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    Congratulations. It is an achievement to stay at one occupation for that length of time. I wish you many more years of happiness!
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    Congratulations to you!

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    congratulations! you have achieved a great goal! i won't wish you 25 more years, but i do wish you the best for as long as you're happy there! obviously they value you!
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