Mayo Clinic staff have an identification photo taken on the first day of employment and an updated one every five years thereafter.
As I was preparing to retire I asked Julie, my assistant, to retrieve my staff photos from the archive. Here was my evolution from 2000-2008:
I added the facial hair in 2003 when Lisa and I took our six kids (and a nephew) on a two-week vacation to Washington, D.C. With no need to shave, I let I grow.
Lisa liked my goatee and mustache and still won’t let me get rid of them. They had a distinct reddish/orange tint back then.
For some reason I have an extra 2008 portrait. Perhaps Mayo was putting in a new system at the time.
Here are the 2010, 2015 and 2020 editions:
That last photo at right was taken in March 2020, just before we all began working from home.
As I finished my work at Mayo this week, here’s my updated photo in my new home office. I guess I’m a graybeard both in career experience and in physical reality.
I’m thankful to have at least some of my hair remaining.
And looking forward to interesting work in my third career.