(UNEDITED)On Monday February 15, the Standard editorial board discussed retirement reform (Our view "Retirement reforms needed"). Specifically the practice of a government employee retiring, and then re-hiring back into government service, also known as, "double dipping". While I agree completely with this editorial, I believe one important factor was not mentioned and that is the opportunity for abuse of this practice. My wife worked for Weber County for 18 years. She always received excellent work reviews, and was promoted several times finally reaching Department Head,a job she held for several years, she loved her job and was excellent at it. Suddenly, and with no prior warnings or reprimands she was fired. Her boss (the guy who fired her) then retired and hired back in her job! Can you imagine the devastation and heartache this caused her, a loyal longtime employee? She was blindsided. No more income, health insurance, or other benefits. He fired her just before Christmas and his comment was "well you can always get a job wrapping Christmas presents" I am convinced that because there are always unscrupulous, and morally bankrupt individuals, who will take advantage of the system, the practice of double dipping should be ended, and the sooner the better.