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A meeting with the Big Head Honcho this morning confirmed my belief that yesterday's dismissal of my boss was politically motivated. But I was wrong about their giving the position to some Friend of People In High Places. The new guy is a surprisingly good choice.

In fact, he applied for the job five years ago. I was on the evaluation committee, and my current boss edged him out by a very slim margin. He would have been an excellent choice then, and he's had five more years of very relevant experience since. He knows the region, he knows public sector, he knows technology management in general, and he knows our technology in particular. I'm no longer distressed about who my new boss will be.

The actual presentation of the news, however, was some of the most inarticulate, waffling, verbal-tic-filled political probably-lying I've heard around here in ages. Very uncomfortable meeting. I escaped immediately afterwards to eggs and bacon and a good conversation with my pal Todd, which helped put everything into perspective.

That perspective is "Two more years and it will all be irrelevant."

Oddly, as we were sitting there at breakfast, another old friend of mine in another department strode up and said, "I've been laid off. I had two years til retirement and they cut my position."

So IDK. IDEFK.

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18/1/12 19:34 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] tehomet
I'm no longer distressed about who my new boss will be.

Gladness. It's good that you were on the evaluation committee, even.

another old friend of mine in another department strode up and said, "I've been laid off. I had two years til retirement and they cut my position."

Crikey. Very unfortunate for him or her, and very unsettling.

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19/1/12 05:36 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] vampirefan
wow! i just read your post from yesterday, and now this one and it is still very unsettling.

i really hate the whole "we are lucky to have jobs" thing, but, well, it's the truth. unfortunately, it's a buyer's market all around.

this new boss sounds promising though and i hope it all goes well!

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19/1/12 05:37 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] vampirefan
(is there no way to edit a post? or am i blind?)

i forgot to add that it's terrible how your friend got screwed over. :(

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19/1/12 08:13 (UTC)
vampirefan: (cock!)
Posted by [personal profile] vampirefan
i thought that should be the case, but i'm looking at my comments and all i have is a little red circle with an x on it (to delete a comment), a little bell (to track) and then the reply links: link, reply, thread from start, parent, thread.

no pencil icon or the word edit anywhere...

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20/1/12 07:15 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] jumpuphigh
Editing comments is a paid account feature. :)

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20/1/12 10:23 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] jumpuphigh
Yep. You have to have a paid account and the comment has to not have been replied to.

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20/1/12 07:25 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] jumpuphigh
Things sure are being shaken up for you, huh? I have a piece of artwork that is appropriate here.

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20/1/12 10:23 (UTC)
jumpuphigh: Pigeon with text "jumpuphigh" (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] jumpuphigh
I wish it was. Brian Andreas is wonderful. I love a lot of his work.

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22/1/12 12:31 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] kis
Gosh. Sounds like it was a bit unsettling to start with but I'm glad the resolution is one you can live with.

For two more years! :D

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23/1/12 09:28 (UTC)
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I'm glad the new boss isn't so bad after all! Your friend's layoff, on the other hand, is awful. I hate when years of loyal service get disrespected like that. It's faithless and weaselly is what it is.

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