January 25, 1989 |
Perhaps the worst day was the one when Dick Wilson walked in a corporate vice president and walked out a warehouse supervisor. Then came the taunts about his age from his bosses at Monarch Paper Co., the sign on the wall that said, "Wilson is old," the feeling that all these people around him were hellbent on showing him the door. At the time, Dick Wilson was 59. There were so many bad days back then, when younger men started taking over his duties, when he was offered a sales job at half pay.