ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases Humorous Retirement Resource
Research Triangle Park, NC (12 February 2008) -- ISA recently announced the latest in Gregory K. McMillan's collection of humorous cartoon books, "The Funnier Side of Retirement for Engineers and People of the Technical Persuasion."
Not long after McMillan, Stan Weiner, and illustrator Ted Williams co-authored "The Life and Times of an Automation Professional - An Illustrated Guide", McMillan decided to again team up with his cohorts in humor to put the Senior World on your doorstep-or at least in your mailbox. "Retirement is one of the big changes in life and what is best is not the same for everyone... it should be fun," states the book's preface. Although McMillan chooses to work leisurely, he believes retirement should be more like a bowl of beer nuts where you stick your hand in and grab as much as you want. According to McMillan, "have you ever seen someone unhappy with a fistful of beer nuts?"
Readers will have a chance to have a far-out look (or up-front stare if your company is headed for reorganization) into what retirement offers for "geeks." Ted Williams' cartoons make this book a graphic exposé. Engineers or technical people thinking about retiring, already retired, suspect a career change or those who just need a good laugh will enjoy this unique book.
Top Ten Signs You Are Headed for Retirement
10) It takes more time to analyze your portfolio than your assignment.
9) Wasting time in meetings seems like good practice for wasting time in retirement.
8) Your grandkids need a control figure.
7) You need more time to read and send jokes by email.
6) You need to spend more time with your kids to refresh your computer skills.
5) The only exercise you get is walking to the coffee machine.
4) Your manager is half your age.
3) Your manager asks, "What do you really do?"
2) You buy a boat.
1) You need to save the Everglades.
For more information about this resource, visit www.isa.org/retirement or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).