When I started in 1982, he jut got promoted to manager along with 10 others and one lady, I was their first assistant. The experience was my first in a big corporate setting having worked in my uncle’s law practice before that.
We were a very tight bunch and I cried the first time one of my guys left for another assignment. I was advised that it was the fact of life in the firm. It is a revolving door. Others get relocated, many more leave for greener pastures or seek a less stressful career.
Jim and I stuck with each other not by accident. In many instances he’s fought for me and watched my back. In that case, he’s just not my boss, he’s a very loyal friend too. He’s a wonderful person to work with and I consider myself very lucky and what a blessing!
But now it is time to move on as he embarks on a new role with the firm in another city. A dream assignment for him before he finally retires. I for one is preparing myself for a couple more years and has also been assigned a new assignment, one which offers some challenges because of its novelty.
This lunch was a break from his whirlwind travels all over the world as part of his new role. J and D has been with the company many years ahead of me and so they all had wonderful stories from their past to talk about. It was never boring and so much fun. Remember, executive assistants stays in the back office so we get to hear a lot of the stories.
Not too many food pictures. We all basically ordered the same thing. Crab and lobster bisque to start, the sea bass special of the day, my friends had creme brulee but I always favor citrus for dessert so I had the key lime pie.
@ Catch 35
35 N. Wacker Dr.