Gliding Towards Retirement

Sunday September 6, 2020

Currently it feels like
I am slipping and sliding
all over the place.
I have lost my foothold.

I wonder why this is the case?
Is it because of several abortive
attempts at connecting
to the staff portal
to check that my details
are in order.

Seems to me like
a pointless exercise
as shortly I will
no longer be part
of the institution.

It reminds me of a
census or audits
where institutions
use the results
as the way to curtail or curb
its staff.

We are not pawns
but sometimes I feel
as though I am.
This institution appears
to care about its corporate image
rather than individual members of staff.

Many are helpful and patient
with each other
this I experienced with
a member of Human Resources.
I am now on the staff portal
can log onto my details
better understanding how it works
have checked all my details are
accurate and updated.

There is life beyond
paid employment.
I have fulfilled my role.
retirement is not
the same as unemployment.

Life goes on
there will be other challenges
other hoops to jump through
like a circus acrobat.

Focusing on living
a day at a time
will ensure a smoother sailing
towards retirement.

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