Retiring after 43+ years with IBM



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Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby Frank Yaeger » Wed May 16, 2012 6:22 am

Just a note to let everyone know I'll be retiring at the end of this month (5/31/2012). I've been with IBM for 43+ years (plus a couple of summers in college) and I've enjoyed my career immensely. I've especially enjoyed being able to help people use the DFSORT/ICETOOL functions I developed, over many years, in new and interesting ways.

Once I retire, I won't be posting solutions any more since I won't have access to a mainframe to test them, and I don't like posting untested solutions. I may lurk a bit or I may not.

I'm looking forward to retirement, but I'll also miss this board. I'm happy to say that others on the DFSORT Team will continue to contribute.

Thanks to everyone for giving me the chance to earn a living all these years doing something that was a lot of fun for me.

Long live the mainframe, IBM, z/OS, DFSORT and ICETOOL!
Frank Yaeger - DFSORT Development Team (IBM) - yaeger@us.ibm.com
Specialties: JOINKEYS, FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, ICETOOL, Symbols, Migration
=> DFSORT/MVS is on the Web at http://www.ibm.com/storage/dfsort

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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby dick scherrer » Wed May 16, 2012 7:44 am

Frank,

Enjoy the next 20-30-? years 8-)

We will surely miss you here!

All the best to you and yours!

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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby NicC » Wed May 16, 2012 11:42 am

Happy retirement, Frank!
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby mongan » Wed May 16, 2012 12:33 pm

Well, thank you Frank Yaeger for your vast contributions to this and other boards. You played a model roll in the forums with your professional attitude, model helpfulness, and turning requests and problems into solutions in DFSORT. The forums are losing one of their best!
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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby BillyBoyo » Wed May 16, 2012 5:47 pm

Thanks again Frank, and all the best for the future.

Your existing work on these boards will continue to help people for many, many years to come.

EDIT: How did I forget our new "Thanks" button?

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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby Ed Goodman » Wed May 16, 2012 7:26 pm

You're leaving?? RATS!
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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby dick scherrer » Thu May 17, 2012 9:16 am

Frank is not leaving RATS. . .

He will still have them :D
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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby Frank Yaeger » Thu May 17, 2012 11:06 pm

Dick,

I was going to make that joke like this:

Actually, I will be able to spend more time with my beloved rats. They got very excited when I told them. :lol:
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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby dick scherrer » Fri May 18, 2012 12:20 am

Actually, I will be able to spend more time with my beloved rats. They got very excited when I told them.
I can see them all up on their hind legs - dancing to the Pointer Sister's "I'm So Excited". . .

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Re: Retiring after 43+ years with IBM

Postby Frank Yaeger » Fri May 18, 2012 1:38 am

Wow, it's like you were there. :D
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