Retired With Kloeckner: Page Myers Shares Precious Memories
Maui is a 64lb bulldog and today he gets a bath. He’s a lot to handle, but Page Myers can take her time.
Since retiring after 27 years with Kloeckner Metals Tulsa in September, Page does what she wants: anything, or nothing. She reads mystery and suspense novels out on the porch. Enjoys time with her family in their travel camper.
And every once in a while, drawn like a queen bee to honey, Page finds herself re-entering the Tulsa office.
18 Years at the Front Desk
In even the smallest ways, Page made the office feel a little more fun. If someone was having a hard, stressful day, she had just the solution. A candy bowl she kept at the front desk. And a secret stash for emergencies.
No matter who was walking through the door—a Kloeckner Metals’ executive, the pest control person, or a millworker—Page would get to know them. She prioritized respect, and valued professionalism in the office. One time, she raised $100 for a single mother from donations to a bad-words-bucket she’d placed next to the candy bowl.
Reasons to Stay and Reasons to Return
The benefits Kloeckner Metals offers, especially the 4 weeks of vacation time and superior health plans, protected Page and her family. They were as gratifying as those chocolates in Page’s candy bowl, transforming the stress that comes with everyday life into something enjoyable and fun.
Though she appreciates not having to set the alarm on Sunday evenings, she sometimes finds herself missing the people she spent many years getting to know. They let her be “The Queen of Everything,” and knew where to put their bad words.
Above all, forming these precious friendships and memories over the years makes it irresistible not to bop back in for a big hug, the latest updates, or to take someone special out for lunch. So that’s exactly what Page does.
Sara Montijo is a writer for Kloeckner Metals. She graduated with honors from NYU and has previously facilitated multimedia programming and worked alongside renowned chefs. Her friends call her a time warp.