- Jul 28, 2009
Not much choice. Been with the company 20 years. Excellent benefit package. I will be 55 soon and we have a 10 year plan to retirement. I am too old to apply to another company in my field (computers). HR wants their new hires to be young flowers, not old prunes, if you get my drift. We bought a new-construction three bedroom and two bathroom townhome in Vero Beach, Florida, in November 2019 to use as a vacation home and an eventual retirement home. Already have signed ed P&S on our NC home. The home in Woburn is a two bedroom and two bath townhome. Won't be forever. I will ask the FFL dealer and his wife in NC that we did a lot of business with for reference letters on their business letterhead. So we all have to be honest, but there is no realistic way that he can vouch for my mental stability or good character or that of my wife. He is not a shrink. Only a board- certified psychiatrist can make such assessments. I dont think the Woburn police chief has any idea of what he is really asking for and who is actually qualified to provide it. Worst case scenario is that my wife and I get force-fed FID cards, right. By FID standards, our two pump action shotgun and three bolt-action rifles seem to be OK.
I've written several letters for LTC applications (though admittedly not for Woburn), and have just said,
I have known Paul Kersey for [insert time here] and have always found him to be reasonable and reliable.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
PD is not looking for psychiatric evaluations, or Letters Patent. In my experience, they are looking to see if someone is unpleasant enough that they can't get two people to say, "This guy is not an a-hole."
It's ageist, but you're not a young punk, an that may play in your favor.