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Saying Good-bye: The Hostile Takeover

08/14/2013
By Dennis L. Rubin “All good things must come to an end”; this well-worn anonymous saying dates all the way back to the year 1374, and it certainly describes my career. The conclusion of one’s chosen career is often a “good ending.” The end of most “watches” is well planned and greatly anticipated. However, in some cases, the ending could be a surprise and abrupt. Regardless of how "the last day of work” arrives, it will happen, and it will be time to hang up the fire helmet and move on to the next station in life. It seems as if it were only a few days ago that I was walking down the halls of the fire training academy as a brand new recruit in October 1971. The anticipation of becom...

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