Professor Jean Potuchek is using her sociological imagination to observe her own experience of retirement

Check it out on her blog: Stepping into the Future.

An excerpt from her blog:

Taking the First Step

February 28, 2013 by Jean

Today I took the first step into my future. I signed the papers to enter into a retirement agreement with my employer, Gettysburg College, where I have been a faculty member for the past 25 years. Basically, today’s signature officially confirms my intention to retire and commits me to a retirement date – September 1, 2014. You can see why this is only a first step; that date is still a year and a half away! But because the process of searching for a new faculty member is long and laborious, the College and my colleagues need considerable lead time to hire a replacement. Thus, if I am to retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year, the deadline for officially declaring my intentions was tomorrow, March 1.

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