Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
...I'm trying to retire and can't even find anyone to fill my shoes. There are all kinds of acquired skill sets had to be learned through years of actual experience. I'm lucky to work for a family corporation rather than a publicly-traded one...The only commodity career I know out there is an MBA...
Therein lies the key -- it's a privately held company that doesn't serve Wall Street. You're fortunate indeed. Were it publicly traded, regardless of the skill sets you've needed to learn, management would find a replacement for you (the "commodity") somewhere in the world. It wouldn't matter whether the person or persons hired could fill your shoes. By the time they ran everything you've built into the ground, management would have been promoted and/or moved on.