Now the time has come: after 49 years minus 1 month of having paid into our social security system (I started working subject to social security insurance contribution on 1st April 1964 and have paid nonstop!) I’ll stop following a regular
occupation on 28th February 2013 and only work when I want to.
I’ll officially retire.
I have been asked many times: but you’re not doing nothing, or what will you be doing all day …?
As I told the dean when he asked me whether I’d want to do some guest lecturing at FH Stralsund: I’ll not drop into a gap and financially I don’t have to work – only if there is something sensible I can do, I don’t want to lecture
just to lecture.
Luckily I have several options where that is the case. But first of all I want to concentrate on my family and my hobbies. And if someone wants me for courses I have fun giving – it will be a pleasure. And there are some options:
Poland, Switzerland, China, other countries in the Baltic Sea region. If I’d realize them all, I’d have more to do than I did at FH Stralsund. And having reached the age of 65 decelerating is an important aspect of life, just as
taking care of my health, living for the family, and doing things I have always wanted to and never managed to do.
But of course there are several things I’ll miss: The students, several colleges, esp. Ms Wenzel , without we would have had big problems in managing the course Baltic Management Studies, the connections to our international partners
from universities in Poland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Shanghai etc. or from our partners in Banking (esp. Nord/LB, HSH Nordbank, Goldman Sachs …) in Germany and around the world, who supported my finance excursions with interesting