I am in a mood morning. It is probably a good thing going to work.

I would love to know why I am so emotionally wrecked over the death of a person who I maybe saw for 30 minutes a year for the past couple of years. And didn’t interact with otherwise.

When something beyond your control is going to determine how lonely you’re going to feel for a few days…

And I mentioned the underbid issue. Yeah, my team is where the worst underbidding happened. I guarantee we won’t be able to offer anyone a reasonable rate to replace these people.

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None of my tier 1 people are ready for tier 2. Definitely not the one who has been tier 1 for 14 years.

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So, as we’re training a new hire who needs to learn a lot of computer basics and have been notified we can onboard the other backfill in the same state, I’m suddenly in danger of losing 40% of my team.

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One presumes that the alternative to the pay cut is unemployment. Not sure, but 3/5 of my tier 2 team are employed by that company. Another 5th is my mobile lead.

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What I don’t know is that the meeting my bosses are in is with one of the subcontractors for our contract and they’re about to offer their staff pay cuts. (Hint: my company underbid badly.)

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I know that his departure is going to hurt a lot, because the feds he works with 1x overworked and 2x underworking. Bonus, no one on my team is ready for his job.

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It’s from my mobile device lead and I’m not entirely surprised. I know my supervisor and PM are in a meeting, but not for what, so I make a point to call their attention to it.

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So, middle of the day while I’m researching a potentially sensitive issue, I get an email with the subject “Resignation”.

Like, my friend is not the brightest, but he normally puts more thought into this kind of thing.

I flat out said today I have no advice on how to communicate it.

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He's got a week left. He's got 2 job offers that would be substantial pay increases - about 10% more than I make.

He hasn't told his boyfriend.

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They started looking at job opportunities out here and more than once brought up moving out here.

I asked how their boyfriend felt about this.

"Oh, he wouldn't move. Just me"

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They were sent out here from the East Coast in January for work. It was originally going to be for like 2 weeks, but they really liked it, so they opted to stay through the ski season... without consulting their boyfriend first.

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I'm judging a friend pretty heavily today. Not a close friend, but a long-term one.

Masks, less uncomfortable than a bra.

per the ladies of my group.

When you watch the leader of an organization that wants to be seen as professional respond to threats of serious financial impropriety from an individual not known for mental stability with the equivalent of Han Solo’s “Everything’s fine.” speech from Star Wars…


Retail therapy sounds great. It is also strangely an option.

No idea what to buy.

If I focus on the things I need to do, I’ll be less horny when I’m done, right?

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