June 19, 2018

And so it appears that everything associated with the nightmare previously referred to in this space as “The Client Who Shall Remain Nameless” has ended with a whimper instead of a bang. The dick-head senior managers who inundated my inbox with messages and texted my cell at all hours of the day looking for immediate answers have all drifted back into anonymity. The skittish India support people who knew not how to open any cases without a status of “CRITICAL!!” have drifted away as well. The client folk who have been a regular part of the daily conversation for the past seven months? Gone as well. They’re all gone. As if the past seven months – seven friggin’ months – never happened. Seven months. A Vegas weekend ruined. A Christmas season ruined. 14-hour days (or more) and weekends spent at the computer spent trying to pull everything together. And not just me: others as well. And the project director responsible for the whole debacle – one that has to have cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars? She’s not only still employed, but has moved to another group responsible for – of all things – overseeing client engagements. Go figure.

And it’s not just time that has been lost – time that could have been spent with family and friends and doing stuff around the house, my relationship with my boss and my the company I work for has been lost as well. I’ll never look at either the same way again. Loyalty and respect go two ways, and while I’ve never expected work to be anything but work, I don’t like being betrayed and disrespected in front of my team (something that happened more than once), and I’ll never allow myself to be put in that kind of position again. In the past I’ve been willing to overlook slights and the usual corporate bullshit in the interests of what’s best for the company. No more. Until this debacle I had never even once considered retirement, now, at 62, I could care less if they want to send me packing. I’ll find something else to do, believe me. Oh, I’ll continue to put in the effort expected as part of my position, but to go out of my way to help others in the company? Fuhgeddaboudit. This whole experience is one I won’t forgive and I won’t forget.

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