A Sad Day At WorkThat's my title for this little bit of news -- A Sad Day.
Today marked the end of my coworker Rod's employment for the company. The short of it is that I will now have to adjust to the load he was handling in addition to the load I already handled, but I'll make it through that. That's not what makes me sad.
I have had the pleasure of working with Rod for just over a year now. In that time, we've both tremendously expanded our abilities and it was a very positive experience (I'd like to believe) for both of us. It's just that this other opportunity came up (kinda out of nowhere) for him and he took it. I can't say I blame him (it's a hell of an opportunity), and I truly hope he can continue to excel in his work in the future.
Rod, if you ever happen to read this -- I wish you and your family all the best (as I already told you in person). Good luck with your major move and major change in life. It was a hell of a ride, and I hope your coaster doesn't end!
Anyway, his departure means that I will be running solo (with the exception of the boss), so there could be some long days...but as Julie Andrews spoke in The Sound of Music -- "Wherever God closes a door, somewhere He opens a window."
This post was upgraded to the MZ Online Blog on 8/29/07