Slowly I am transferring the mantle of responsibility to his new assistant. I am very sensitive to it as I know full well how it feels when another assistant won’t let go of their former boss. She’s very capable and and her expertise at the client site would help a lot.
My boss enters a new phase in his career, something he’s wanted so much and a great way to cap his long service to the firm. In a few years, I plan to take my early retirement also. If this opportunity for him didn’t come, I would be hard pressed to stay longer until he exits so in a way it worked out best for both of us.
It is a sad and happy moment and I will surely miss working for him. Not only was he the greatest boss I’ve had, he’s been a tried and tested loyal friend. He’s one of a kind and a blessing.