IBM has some “Transition to” programs to help employees prepare for the next phases of their lives or career, like the “Transition to Teaching” program, which helps employees become teachers by funding the education needed to gain credentials. IBM recently announced a special program called “Transition to Retirement”┬áthat would guarantee employment through 2013 for eligible employees, and they would get paid 70% of their normal salary for working 60% of their hours.

Of course not everyone has the luxury of retiring a whole year early, but if faced with that decision, I hope I will have saved enough today so I don’t have to think about what to do. Hopefully my kids will be ok with my moving in with them, you know, just in case.

This month’s internal comic strip is about new and upcoming “transition to” programs that I wish were available…