It does get better near the end
A couple months ago all h*ll broke loose at work when a confidential document was left on an unsecured server with information outlining plans to outsource the development staff in our department. Upper management tried to smooth things over by calling a meeting suggesting the document was only a "what if" scenario and the actual plans might be different....yea, we've heard that before. I can bet some-body's head rolled over that document getting out.
Last month they made the announcement they would be outsourcing our jobs but would be keeping a few people and reclassifying them as System Consultants. We had to apply for the positions but it took me thirty seconds to decide I wasn't applying and would take the severance package and leave.
Today was the day They wiped out 50% of my group. It was so sad to see people who only had a couple more years to retirement lose their jobs. The really crappy part of this whole deal is we'll be there until October training the people taking over our jobs.
Now to the biking content of this post.... They gave the people who lost their jobs the afternoon and Friday off because they knew they would be upset. I told my manager I had things planned for the entire weekend and didn't have time to be upset until Monday so he just laughed and said I could come back Tuesday.
I called a friend and we rode 23 miles this afternoon with a stop for coffee and dessert. Sorry but I ate the dessert before I had a chance to take a picture. It was a gorgeous 73F and we only had to fight the headwinds on the return trip. We stopped at a rest area on the way back to watch bees and recover from the 15mph headwind
Tomorrow morning I'll be leading a club ride to one of our favorite restaurants for lunch, Saturday morning I'll be riding in a festival parade with a few other MetroPark volunteer bike patrol and Sunday morning it's the regular breakfast ride. Monday looks like rain so maybe I'll stay at home and be upset about my impending retirement