March 31, 2013

My Last Day At Nor-Tech


My Last Day At Nor-Tech
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for March 31, 2013


A week ago Friday was my last day working at Nor-Tech.  After nearly 14 years of working at the company, I figured it was a good time to go after a new life adventure.  Some good friends came to bid me adieu.


The hardest part of my decision to leave Nor-tech was leaving the Bolligs.  I have worked with David in some capacity since 1993 and they became my boss in 1999.  They are some of the most generous people I've met in my lifetime and they've provided me with a high level of comfort since they hired me.  I'm really going to miss seeing them on a daily basis.


The best part of my last day at Nortech was getting the chance to take a picture with Jay.  It's been a few years since he let me take a photo with him!  He and I butted heads a lot when he started at Nortech, but in the past few years he's been one of my closest confidants.  He has been so supportive of me since I made my decision and was my biggest cheerleader during the emotional rollercoaster of winding down my old job.  Thanks, Jay!


Not everybody was quite so friendly to me during my final days.  Larry Appleseed actually frisked me on the last day when I was walking out of the building!  He didn't find anything, but it certainly wasn't from a lack of looking!


David and Emile joined us for the party.  Emile let me know that she had also accepted a new job recently which is great!  I think the economy might be finally starting to rebound because it seems like a lot of people I know are making career changes lately.  At least I hope that's what it means.



Hey!  Who ate the last piece of cheese bread?!?!?


So I left the company and I thought everyone was being really nice to me on my last day.  But when I drove home from work that last time, I noticed I had this screw drilled deep into my tire and had to buy a new one. That's just gotta be a coincidence, right?