Friday, February 5, 2021

I Envy Me

















To misquote Spinal Tap “I envy me”

Today is my last day at Apple.  It has been nearly 15 years since I first came on board as contract recruiter.  

It has been quite the adventure.  The iPhone was announced the day after I converted from a contractor to an employee.  I’ve been able to help open Apple Stores in multiple countries and recruit for multiple roles for our stores and other groups within Apple.  Working for Apple is something that I’d recommend to anyone.

While the work has been rewarding it is the people that I work with and have worked with that come to mind the most.  Over the years there have been weddings, babies, graduations, and now pandemics.  I was going to try to thank each of them and let them know what they have meant to me over the years but I know I’d forget someone and they’d maybe think that they didn’t mean as much to me but that wouldn’t be true.

So what’s next… Well, i think I picked the wrong date to retire as the high temp at home will be 5 above for the first week but I’ve got the indoor bike and treadmill ready to go as well as the cross country skis as I need to drop some weight so I can stick around for a while.  Hopefully get the magic vaccine shot so I can go visit the parents, brother, and sister who are scattered about.  Maybe head to FLA to see the in-laws.  I’m thinking a trip to CA in 2022 and try to find a replacement for Harry’s Haufbrau.

As some of you know “I’ve always wanted to a collection of my acoustic numbers with the London Philharmonic”…........ ( another Spinal Tap reference )


  1. Happy Retirement! Well deserved and earned. Enjoy!

  2. I enjoyed your posts of encouragement and enlightenment into the world of the workforce. I love Apple products, so following you was a no brainer. You will be missed in this arena. God speed 😀

  3. Congrats mate! Wish you much success in all your future endeavors... especially if that is to form the best Spinal Tap Tribute Band there ever was. Yours goes to 11 dude!