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I'm saying mostly goodbye

I'm saying mostly goodbye

I'm saying mostly goodbye

It's Past Time

I'm 4 weeks from the fifth anniversary of my layoff/retirement from my job. I was planning to retire on July 1, 2014. I had dodged the bullet so many times over the previous 50 years. Turns out, I got a very nice severance, so I really could not complain at age 72.

I really enjoyed my work. Supported MRP scheduling where the organization used Excel heavily. As a former Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro user, I began using Excel in the early 1990s and became excited to discover VBA in the package.

Then discovered I could query databases via the Oracle Transparent Gateway using ODBC. And on top of that, I encountered a former Microsoft employee that knew VBA and the Excel Object Model and was able to be personally tutored. I began to excel in Excel.

Then discovered Tek-Tips in 2001 and that opened my horizons. I credit this site with greatly aiding my career. I've enjoyed learning and sharing here. Thanks Dave and the Tek-Tips staff for creating and enhancing the site for this great community. Wish I could personally thank each member who helped me along the way over the past 18 years.

However, I'm not working in Excel and databases every day as I was 5 years ago and I find myself loosing my technical edge. So I'm hangin' up my spikes. Gonna get out before I thoroughly embarrass myself and leave strongm, combo and Andrzejek to reach new levels of tip-meisterism.

Meanwhile, I am avidly pursuing personal study in Christian apologetics and theology. If any of you might care to contact me, you may do so via the FAQs feature here, open one of my FAQs and click the Send a Comment to SkipVought About This FAQ link near the bottom.

Happy coding to all.

RE: I'm saying mostly goodbye

It won't be the same without you, Skip!

RE: I'm saying mostly goodbye

Thanks for all 45,618 posts. Kudos to Skip!


RE: I'm saying mostly goodbye

Skip, I wish you the best of luck, without doubt you have helped me no end over the last 5 years or so. It’s been a pleasure reading your many replies to tonnes and tonnes of questions on this forum.
Best Regards, LGMan

RE: I'm saying mostly goodbye

Just logged on for the first time in ages and saw your post

Sorry to see you go. You have been very helpful to me and many others over the years.

All the best for the future

RE: I'm saying mostly goodbye

I too missed seeing this timely. Skip, you will be missed. A lot.

Whenever I had an obscure Excel coding question, I would think, I hope Skip is on to see this.

RE: I'm saying mostly goodbye

I remember you well Skip - thanks for all.

RE: I'm saying mostly goodbye


Thanks for all the help, you're a legend.


RE: I'm saying mostly goodbye


You have helped me a few times in the past and I thank you.
Good luck on all your future endeavors.


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