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Quotation by Richard Bissell
According to Father's lexicon people who started on a job and didn't stay at it for 50 years were "quitters." If you stayed 20 years and then shifted to more congenial work you were a "drifter."
Richard Bissell (1913–1977), U.S. writer, humorist. My Life on the Mississippi, or Why I Am Not Mark Twain, Chapter 13, Little, Brown (1973).
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