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Keith Soltys
2018-11-26 16:23:01 UTC
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As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.

I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.

Regards

Keith


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John Sgammato
2018-11-26 16:24:51 UTC
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congratulations on making it to the finish line (even if it was involuntary)
thank you for your contributions over the years!
Post by Keith Soltys
As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.
I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.
Regards
Keith
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ed nodland
2018-11-26 16:48:36 UTC
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Finish line? The adventure begins. Actually, continues. The question is,
what does the universe have in store for you next? May the force "to
recognize the synchronicity of life" be with you.

Ed
Post by John Sgammato
congratulations on making it to the finish line (even if it was involuntary)
thank you for your contributions over the years!
Post by Keith Soltys
As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.
I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.
Regards
Keith
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Syed Zaeem Hosain
2018-11-26 16:26:08 UTC
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Congratulations, Keith!

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Subject: [Framers] Retired

As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be looking for full-time work again.

I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I hope I've been able to pay some of it back.

Regards

Keith


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Johan Anglemark
2018-11-26 16:33:01 UTC
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Keith,

Enjoy the lazy days ahead of you (ha!) and thank you for all
contributions to this list over many years. It was great meeting you in
Toronto this summer. We'll keep in touch on Facebook!

Best,

Johan
Post by Keith Soltys
As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.
I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.
Regards
Keith
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Rick Quatro
2018-11-26 16:49:17 UTC
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Congratulations Keith! You are a first-ballot FrameMaker hall of famer. You
will be missed here.

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Subject: [Framers] Retired

As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto Stock
Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will likely end
any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be looking for
full-time work again.

I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for their
help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I hope I've
been able to pay some of it back.

Regards

Keith


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Lin Sims
2018-11-26 17:05:48 UTC
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I hope you enjoy your retirement. I'll miss your input on the list. You've
definitely given me a lot of help over the years.
Post by Keith Soltys
As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.
I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.
Regards
Keith
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Craig Ede
2018-11-26 17:30:56 UTC
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Good luck in your future endearvors, Keith.


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Subject: [Framers] Retired

As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.

I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.

Regards

Keith


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Peter Gold
2018-11-26 21:26:24 UTC
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Hi, Keith:

It sounds as if you're bittersweet about being downsized. Wishing you the
best with the sweet side of what's ahead.

Old Frame-sters never really retire, they just lurk on this list, and,
after a prudent amount of time passes, and they're convinced it's their
singular mission to fill in an answer that no one else can remember for a
posted question, they click "Reply," and type away! <G>

Thanks for being a long-time contributor to this community.
Post by Keith Soltys
As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.
I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.
Regards
Keith
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Grant Hogarth
2018-11-26 21:33:28 UTC
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Enjoy your time at rest.

We will miss you on Framers!
Post by Keith Soltys
As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.
I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.
Regards
Keith
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2018-11-26 21:36:40 UTC
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Sorry to hear about the 'layoff', enjoy the down time! All the best to your
new ventures, Keith!


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Subject: [Framers] Retired

As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto Stock
Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will likely end
any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be looking for
full-time work again.

I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for their
help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I hope I've
been able to pay some of it back.

Regards

Keith


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Fred Ridder
2018-11-26 23:01:10 UTC
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I'm in a situation rather similar to Keith.

At the job I had until 2007 I was using FrameMaker intensively every day. But the Fortune 500 company that had bought our smallish company in 2000 decided to sell off the acquisition, and then a year later decided to close down their remaining operations in New Jersey.

At my next employer, another Fortune 500 company where I spent the next decade, I was initially using FrameMaker about 1/3 of the time, but that tapered off to essentially nothing over the years (have I mentioned how much I detest MS Word?). Then in May they decided that the development program that most of us had been working on for the last 7 years was no longer strategically important, and that it should be transitioned to maintenance mode -- using resources in Bangalore rather than New Jersey. And since they had already pledged to stockholders that they would cut operating expenses by $1 billion (with a 'b') in 2018, this meant that nearly 100 engineers and technical support people whose program went away were now redundant to the company.

For the last 5 months I've been trying to figure out whether I'm unemployed or whether I've been pushed into retirement two years sooner than I had planned. Not going to the office every day has had its attractions, but I can already feel my brain getting flabby around the edges from lack of sufficient exercise. Until (unless?) I scare up some freelance technical writing or editing gigs, my involvement in the tech comm industry is limited to staying active on various discussion lists and pretending to still be a practitioner.

So thanks to Keith for all his words of wisdom over they years, and I hope you find retirement rewarding.

-FR


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As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.

I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.

Regards

Keith


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Böðvar Björgvinsson
2018-11-26 23:04:30 UTC
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Well, now you're getting busy. I have almost never been so busy as after I
retired!!!. Still using my FrameMaker! (Among a lot of other stuff!)
Enjoy!

Bodvar
Post by Keith Soltys
As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.
I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.
Regards
Keith
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Tori Muir
2018-11-27 03:19:22 UTC
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Hi Keith,

You definitely have given back to the community-- I have many of your posts in my 'Ooh, that's a good thing to know, hang onto that for future reference!" file.

Wishing you all the best in the next phase of your adventure!

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On 11/26/18, 8:23 AM, "Framers on behalf of Keith Soltys" <framers-bounces+tmuir=spot-on-***@lists.frameusers.com on behalf of ***@soltys.ca> wrote:

As of last Wednesday, I am now retired, courtesy of a sudden but not
entirely unexpected lay off from the TMX Group (basically the Toronto
Stock Exchange) where I've been for the last seventeen years. This will
likely end any further use of FrameMaker on my part, as I won't be
looking for full-time work again.

I'd like to thank everyone on this list and in the Frame community for
their help over the years. This list has been a great resource and I
hope I've been able to pay some of it back.

Regards

Keith


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