|Now I can't afford lunch in my old office|
When in 1979 I started with Michelin there was still an assumption that this would be a job for life, the Company were quite paternal and seemed to care. By the mid eighties everything had changed, finances were everything, the fine old office building was sold and any staff who didn't want to move were made redundant. This I consider to be the end of my first career. My small redundancy payment meant that I could start out on my own doing something on my own account, the only question was what?
I recently realised that I still have a pension from my Michelin days, it is worth a lot more than I would have thought, and will make all the difference wen I do come to retire, hopefully in about 8 years time.