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    Well thatís stumps. Itís time for me to close my innings and retire to the pavilion.
    Itís been a long innings as in January it will have been 49 years since I first signed on as an Apprentice Telecommunications Technician with the Post Master Generals Department as a 16 year old.
    Iíve been fixing photocopiers for the last 33 years, most of them with the one company. But as Dylan said ďtimes they are a changingĒ and thereís not much call for an old fashioned hardware tech like me any longer. Since the company has changed brands and is heading further down the IT path to a paperless future itís time for me to wander off into the sunset.
    Iíd like to thank my fellow technicians around the world for their company and their help in solving the weird and wonderful problems that copiers can throw at you and hope I aided someone by chipping in my 2 bobs worth when they were asking for help with problem solving.
    I would also like to thank you all with keeping me entertained with your bizarre sense of humor and weird way at looking at life.
    January the 1st will be a start of a new lifestyle as I will be able to spend more time looking after my long suffering wife, Julie and be able to take a short fat dog for more walks then he really wants to do.
    Cheers and goodbye, Phil.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    Well thatís stumps. Itís time for me to close my innings and retire to the pavilion.
    Itís been a long innings as in January it will have been 49 years since I first signed on as an Apprentice Telecommunications Technician with the Post Master Generals Department as a 16 year old.
    Iíve been fixing photocopiers for the last 33 years, most of them with the one company. But as Dylan said ďtimes they are a changingĒ and thereís not much call for an old fashioned hardware tech like me any longer. Since the company has changed brands and is heading further down the IT path to a paperless future itís time for me to wander off into the sunset.
    Iíd like to thank my fellow technicians around the world for their company and their help in solving the weird and wonderful problems that copiers can throw at you and hope I aided someone by chipping in my 2 bobs worth when they were asking for help with problem solving.
    I would also like to thank you all with keeping me entertained with your bizarre sense of humor and weird way at looking at life.
    January the 1st will be a start of a new lifestyle as I will be able to spend more time looking after my long suffering wife, Julie and be able to take a short fat dog for more walks then he really wants to do.
    Cheers and goodbye, Phil.


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    Best of luck with your "new life". Enjoy it, you've earned it!

    You sound very much like me. I'm right behind you! My path was a little different as I have my own business for last 20 years. Been in the business since the liquid days, over 40 yrs! Hoping to sell business and retire in a few more yrs.

    Take care and check in every now and then.

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    Like money, the technology business never sleeps.

    I am glad you were able to leave on your own terms.

    You will need to find a good hobby to keep your skilled hands busy!

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    Retiring doesn't mean you have to give up CTN; I've been retired from work for 3.5 years, but I still check in for the "popcorn" threads. I believe you will enjoy your time off, I hope your wife will also enjoy your time off😉
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    Good luck, would love to retire but still have mortgage to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    Well thatís stumps. Itís time for me to close my innings and retire to the pavilion.
    Itís been a long innings as in January it will have been 49 years since I first signed on as an Apprentice Telecommunications Technician with the Post Master Generals Department as a 16 year old.
    Iíve been fixing photocopiers for the last 33 years, most of them with the one company. But as Dylan said ďtimes they are a changingĒ and thereís not much call for an old fashioned hardware tech like me any longer. Since the company has changed brands and is heading further down the IT path to a paperless future itís time for me to wander off into the sunset.
    Iíd like to thank my fellow technicians around the world for their company and their help in solving the weird and wonderful problems that copiers can throw at you and hope I aided someone by chipping in my 2 bobs worth when they were asking for help with problem solving.
    I would also like to thank you all with keeping me entertained with your bizarre sense of humor and weird way at looking at life.
    January the 1st will be a start of a new lifestyle as I will be able to spend more time looking after my long suffering wife, Julie and be able to take a short fat dog for more walks then he really wants to do.
    Cheers and goodbye, Phil.


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    Enjoy your retirement, you've earned it. Hoping you and Mrs. Lagonda have a wonderful retirement.

    Like ZOOTECH I have been retired for close to 3 years but still come to CTN on a daily basis as there are still older machines out there that I know and younger techs that need help with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    Enjoy your retirement, you've earned it. Hoping you and Mrs. Lagonda have a wonderful retirement.

    Like ZOOTECH I have been retired for close to 3 years but still come to CTN on a daily basis as there are still older machines out there that I know and younger techs that need help with them.
    This beats social media hands down no pictures of peoples meals on CTN!
    Let us eat, drink, and be merry, because tomorrow we may die!

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    Re: Thank you and Goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Lagonda View Post
    Well thatís stumps. Itís time for me to close my innings and retire to the pavilion.
    Itís been a long innings as in January it will have been 49 years since I first signed on as an Apprentice Telecommunications Technician with the Post Master Generals Department as a 16 year old.
    Iíve been fixing photocopiers for the last 33 years, most of them with the one company. But as Dylan said ďtimes they are a changingĒ and thereís not much call for an old fashioned hardware tech like me any longer. Since the company has changed brands and is heading further down the IT path to a paperless future itís time for me to wander off into the sunset.
    Iíd like to thank my fellow technicians around the world for their company and their help in solving the weird and wonderful problems that copiers can throw at you and hope I aided someone by chipping in my 2 bobs worth when they were asking for help with problem solving.
    I would also like to thank you all with keeping me entertained with your bizarre sense of humor and weird way at looking at life.
    January the 1st will be a start of a new lifestyle as I will be able to spend more time looking after my long suffering wife, Julie and be able to take a short fat dog for more walks then he really wants to do.
    Cheers and goodbye, Phil.


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    Best of Luck to you and your wife. Check in every now and then because I have always wondered what retired copier techs do after retirement.

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