Tiptoeing Quietly Away

I just got the heads-up warning that one of my co-workers quit. It’s been a long time coming, and I don’t blame her. If anything… I actually envy her. I’m going to come back to a hell of a mess after this writers’ conference. And just to be absolutely clear, I am still going to Colorado. So, that’s the message: DON’T PICK UP THE PHONE!!!

Shall we all take a deep breath and give thanks to the creative universe that I already had my vacation planned before this happened?

Also, the neighbors are choosing now to build a deck, or something, so I will miss all the sawing and banging while I’m away.

No, really. I look forward to the smoking crater that will be waiting for me when I get back.


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    Shove it all out of your mind while you’re away. It’ll still be there when you get back, so no point letting it overshadow the conference.

    Do you think it’ll take long to recruit a replacement?

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      This is more of a retention issue, so I am hoping we’ll avoid a snowball effect while I’m gone. Most of us are on the brink. I just put in a change of availability myself because people were abusing the privilege. Since I’m usually the fixer of all problems, I look forward to someone else dealing with the problem.

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    The vacation gods were on your side.
    Enjoy your time off! If it wasn’t a co-worker quitting, something else would have happened to pile the work on your desk when you return. Enjoy the respite from the rat race.

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      I’m definitely going to enjoy it! It’s my first in a couple of years, so I barely know what to do with myself.

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