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that's pretty cool

when my dad retired from ARCO, they didn't do anything for him at all. He worked up on the north slope and the contractors up there took a half inch thick piece of steel and cut it out like the shape of Alaska and then polished it up and engraved it and gave it to him like a plaque

but anymore you retire and just get thrown out with the trash

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1 minute ago, Rattlecan said:

The model is very detailed, and looks very much like the real thing. I can't dig up any good photos right now. most of them are on the computer that crashed.

This is about the best I can find at the moment.

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I had never been an aviation stuff collector and have few photos except with memorable groups or celebrities.  At the end of my Edmonton training contract, the guys I trained gave me a very high quality model of the airplane and a large framed photo of the cockpit.  It is the only aviation related stuff in my house but I really enjoy them in my office. 

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The hourly scum never got anything, where I was. In several cases, we made something for them. (One guy got a plaster cast of a hand with a middle finger extended - everyone signed it. Another guy got a chunk he broke off from a die and a note from the tool room thanking him for retiring).

Salaried folks got a gift card which came in a little silver box. When they brought me one of the boxes to engrave for a guy who was retiring, I looked in the little velvet-lined, silver box and said "Oh....so when you retire, you get your soul back?" HR was not amused.

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I haven't yet retired, and not sure I'll be able to, but at one job where I left all the tradesmen in the electrical shop and the HVAC shop got together and gave me a picture of all of them.

Everyone of them was smiling, holding an 8-1/2x11 sign that said "Thaddeus Who?", while standing in front of a piece of equipment I'd modified that had failed on a Sunday morning and shut down a college data center.  :blush:

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