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42 reasons to sit tight at your desk and plan to drop dead there with your wingtips on...

It was a cutesy little title—“42 Reasons to Look Forward to Retirement”— that I chose for an article this magazine published way back in its July 1996 issue. My list of work related reasons to bug out of the daily grind became an office bulletin board favorite.

The column was, of course, meant to be humorous, and not a road map for anyone to follow. However, I eventually found a 43rd reason to add to the list: that one merger too many can drive even the t

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