Employee Retirement

Letter #1:
It is with personal regret but warm wishes that I announce the retirement of Jane Howard, effective May 31. Jane’s leaving marks the end of an era for Howard Corporation. She was the first person to see the value of television advertising for our products, and has been on the cutting edge of marketing ever since. We are indebted to her vision and commitment for propelling us to our present position in the industry. Her work has assured our success into the next century.

We will honor Jane for her contributions in a farewell reception to be held in the President’s Ballroom at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 30. We invite all employees to extend their good wishes to Jane at that time. We wish her well in her new endeavors.

Letter #2:
We are at once delighted and disheartened to announce that John Howard is retiring. His last day is December 5. John has been a tremendous employee. He is gifted with a keen chemical engineering mind and a cooperative nature. John pioneered our latex paint when the company was just starting out. He later developed many of the plastic products we now consider the backbone of our product line. His co-workers also recognize John for his courtesy and amicability.

John’s retirement is our loss but a well-deserved respite for him. We are throwing one last party for him before he heads south to Miami to terrorize the Floridians with his dark dress socks, sandals and plaid shorts! Call Sue for details. We all wish John the very best.

Letter #3:
ANNOUNˍL.353 Announcing an employee’s retirement-Scott Cummins

Harold Walfield’s retirement is upon us. The date we have feared and anticipated for years is June 1. When Harold joined the company in 1966 he doubled the number of employees on the payroll. He went on to more than double our revenues by adapting some new technologies from the big machine works for use in our little shop. Since he was made partner in 1972, Harold’s leadership and innovation have kept us ahead of all our competitors, both locally and nationwide. A retirement party in his honor will be held in the restaurant of the Perth Hotel on the evening of June 1, at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to share in this celebration. We all extend our best wishes to Harold as he takes a long and much-deserved vacation.

Letter #4:
Howard Corporation announces the early retirement of John Howard from the company’s Board of Directors. Howard joined the Board of Directors as a result of the 1994 acquisition of EXITS Corporation, which he founded in 1979.

The Board has named Eric Howard as his successor and expresses its sincere confidence in Mr. Howard’s abilities and qualifications to assume John Howard’s executive roles. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Howard well as they enjoy John’s retirement together.

Letter #5:
Please join me in extending best wishes to Jane Howard, who is retiring from the University on March 1. Jane has been an esteemed member of the faculty for 25 years, and she will be greatly missed by students and colleagues alike. We have all benefited from her innovative teaching style, which has made her one of the most popular professors on campus, and from her empirical research, which has been an inspiration to all. She will be sorely missed and impossible to replace.

We invite you to attend a dinner in her honor on Friday, February 25. in the north ballroom of the student center. Please RSVP to my secretary, Mrs. Smith, by 5:00 p.m. Thursday. Those who wish to contribute to a department gift for Jane may do so through Mrs. Smith.

We know you all join us in wishing Jane well as she starts a new chapter in her interesting life. We know she is eager to catch up on the traveling and writing she loves so much. We hope you will be able to join us for dinner as we express our appreciation to her.

Letter #6:
It is with mixed emotions that I announce the retirement of Jane Howard, our department secretary. She has provided us with 39 years of devoted service. I don’t know how we’ll get along without her!

Jane’s attention to detail while keeping the broader picture in mind has been invaluable. Her willingness to put in extra time and effort to help us meet deadlines has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that we have come to depend on. I personally owe her a debt of gratitude for all the times she has helped keep me on track, on time, and within our budget. In addition to her incredible competence and skill, she has been a friend to all with her thoughtfulness and quiet encouragement.

I invite you to join me in showing Jane our tremendous appreciation at a retirement luncheon that will be held in the staff lounge on her last day of work, Friday, June 30. We invite everyone to attend and share your memories of working with Jane, and wish her a wonderful retirement.

Letter #7:
Many of you are now aware that John Howard has accepted a position in Kansas. John will be the sales director for Howard Government.

I am very excited for John; however, he will be greatly missed here in Perth. His positive attitude and abundance of energy have helped make our office a pleasant place to work.

Currently, I have no plans to replace John’s position. Jane Howard will assume full responsibility for his clients.