Friday, March 20, 2009

Fly Away

The company I work at has been going through heavy job cuts and reorganization as a result of the economic situation we currently find ourselves in. Those of us remaining have had to pick up the pieces and try to continue operations with about a 40% reduction in the workforce and probably more to come. To say work has been hectic would be an understatement.

One of my good friends who has been with the company for many years took the opportunity to fly away into retirement today. I imagine that shedding the heavy responsibility of his position makes him feel as free as these mallards winging on their way to their summer home.

The best to you Don, may your years be long and your cares be few.


Montanagirl said...

Super shot of the Mallards. Your bird photography too, is superb. I hope your friend finds peace and contentment in his retirement.

Leedra said...

Congrats to your friend. I am working toward the same goal, because of the same. Do more, oh, but have less people to do it.

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Kim said...

Love the flight shot! The job market is getting real tough all around. I envy your friend being able to get out of the rat race right now. May he enjoy every mintute of it!

Kerri Farley said...

Great capture! Hope retirement goes well for your friend!

Tom said...

Very good luck to your friend Salty... and to you and the rest of your work mates. I hope the tide turns 'work wise' soon.


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: What a nice way to share the retirement with your friend.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely picture and so appropriate to wish a friend farewell.We can only hope that the economy soon turns around.In the meantime us photographers need to enjoy nature through the camera lens.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice flier shot. Challenging times for most right now. I hope that your buddy finds quality of life in retirement. Blue Skies.

photowannabe said...

So many jobs are disappearing that its kind of scary. We have friends in the same boat.
I have to admit I'm glad we are retired and managing to stay afloat.
Love the free flight birds Salty.

Misty DawnS said...

Love the photo (I took a similar one this morning).

My best wishes to your friend Don.

Ivar Østtun said...

Sorry to hear about the reduction. My company is reducing as well. " Only" 10 % have to this week. I really hope that I am not one of them. Haven´t heard anything yet.

Great shot by the way. Keep up the good work :-)