Today was my last day of employment with the Boeing Company. I am now officially retired. As befits this overly long separation process today’s duties were relatively light. The day began with a donut, courtesy of Paul. I did one more round of goodbyes, before my boss corralled me for my exit interview, the main purpose of which seemed to be to make sure that I had returned all company property in my possession, which I had. I sent out one last email blast that disseminated my personal email address to as many people as I could think of. I visited HR just to make sure that I hadn’t missed anything. Then I visited security and got myself debriefed from the myriad of proprietary programs that I had been given access to. There were way more than I had expected. I must have signed my name fifty times. There were way more forms to sign then there were numbers left on my program badge. I had no idea that there were so many. I know now why some people charge for their autographs, because signing your name time after time is work. It is a good thing that I have a short name. There was only one more thing left to do and that was to turn in my badge. I met my boss again, he walked me out and took my badge and I was done and I was out of the plant by noon. I’m ready now to start this next phase of my life, retirement.