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I previously posted and included a photo of my lanyard and beads gathered from the Georgia GetToGether of last week. Well, after thinking about the newly acquired lanyard, I had a past-regression memory of my previous lanyard that I used at the job.

I just retired from working many years with several major corporations. The adjustment has been as difficult as when my children grew up and left home and I had ‘empty-nest-syndrome‘. I don’t know what you call the syndrome that I now have – it’s just a plain adjustment to “having a lot of time on my hands“.  Anyway, many years ago in my first job, when I got to work, I simply entered the a building. Of course, the building was locked at night, but open to employees and everyone during the day.  Over time, more security became necessary and functional areas were locked in the building interior and if you worked in that area, you received a key. If you were part of the employees of the company and you wanted to enter the locked area, you knocked and someone would let you in. It was a pain of an adjustment.

Fast forward to years passing and when I began working in downtown Atlanta. Corporate badges with your picture on it became ‘the fashion’.  You were required to wear your employee badge inside the building. You had a badge for entry into your work area.  In effect, the employee badge was separate from your door entry badge.  Of course, things changed and your picture-employee badge merged with the magnetic-code door-entry badge and life became ‘easier’.   Well, when I retired, I had a badge with a plastic protector (for the combination employee picture and entry code) and the corporate lanyard was a neck strap made with of cloth. (It was wider and longer than a shoelace.)  Below is a comparison of the new vandweller lanyard and the former corporate lanyard.  (Employees were given push-on pins for achievement and for their yearly participation in the United Way corporate donations. For the holiday season, we were given ‘buttons’ for that particular year and were strongly encouraged to wear the button on the lanyard with our badge for all meetings during that season. After a while, the lanyard-pin-button-badge combination became heavy.) <Note: The writing on the black lanyard cloth is “FSG”. I started with the company when that name was used. That name was replaced with another, but I kept the old black, cloth lanyard for the memories.>

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2011-08-08_GAAtlanta_BeadLanyard-andCorporateLanyard

2011-08-08_GAAtlanta,CorporateLanyard(Close-Up)

2011-08-08_GAAtlanta,CorporateLanyard(Close-Up)