I am hereby applying for the cabana boy job, it's that or "Welcome to
Walmart, get your $hit and get the f*** outta here, have a nice day"

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Trevor Perry <trevor@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Maybe that is what we should all do. Retire from the AS/400, then reapply
for an i5/OS job. That would show our true colors, skills and
adaptability!

Rebecca, enjoy your retirement. Find your passion and turn your retirement
into all your dreams. Make the cabana boy bring you plenty of drinks.



On 2/28/08 8:31 AM, "Paul Nelson" <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

What's an AS/400? You're gonna get Trevor riled up now. :-))

Enjoy your retirement. Don't be a stranger. Come over to CPF0000 and
join
the fun.

Paul Nelson
Office 512-392-2577
Cell 708-670-6978
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Rebecca.Perdue@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:27 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx; midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: A Fun Ride

Well, guys, it has been a fun ride. After 43 1/2 years in this business
I
will be retiring effective Saturday. It seems like I have done it all,
but
based on those recent Historical topics I know many of you have done
more.
I did very much enjoy those timely posts. I've gone from the IBM (of
course) 7080, 1401, S/360, S/370, S/390, 4341, 4381, 4391, 3083's 3081's
to finally arriving at the AS/400. I did old DOS, VS1, MVS, etc. before
finally arriving at OS/400.

As we all know the AS/400 is the best of all systems! It's easier to
administer, very forgiving and can do anything you want - (I've even
done
CICS on a 400). It really is too bad that IBM has not done more with
promoting this system and making it the ultimate IT system that it has
the
capability to be.

Thanks to you all for your helpful information and responses to
questions.
Also, thanks to the Domino Lotus Notes folks as I am also the Notes
administrator here. Believe it or not after 7 + years of running Notes
on
the AS/400, my organization is going to switch back to Windows!

Recently I read a quote that if you like what you do, you will never
work
a day in your life. That comes close for us in IT, our work is never
boring, always exciting with new things to do every day. As I said it
has
been fun and I almost hate to see it end, but one should get on with
other
things while you can.

Enjoy!

Rebecca Perdue, Systems Programmer
City of Roanoke Department of Technology
215 W. Church Avenue, 4th Floor North
Roanoke, VA 24011
540/853-2942
Fax 540/853-6044
e-mail: Rebecca.Perdue@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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