Dilbert_X wrote:My colleague really is leaving, his job has been advertised and the description doesn't cover half of what he does.
I saw him and his manager talking and going through all the projects which need to be delivered in the short term, with his manager getting paler and paler - never seen an Irishman go pale before. Hopefully he'll rape the company on consultancy work, they deserve it.
I had a chat with my colleague, it turns out he gave the company 2.5 months notice, so they could hire a replacement and there'd be time to train them up - 30+ years of accumulated knowledge in unique equipment and processes amounts to a black art you can't find in a textbook, plus the products themselves are not trivial to design and develop. He also agreed the advert doesn't cover half of what he does.
Buuut the bright spark who thinks he's in charge of everything butted in and advised, without any clue of what my colleague actually does, that he'd be easy to replace and having just failed to recruit a simple test technician he had loads of CVs on his desk and would be able to pick someone out no problem.
So the time has passed, the pile of CVs amounted to nothing, the job has just been advertised covering much less than is needed and he's leaving before anyone comes in, not that its very likely as there's probably no-one in the country who could make a start on it and if they do chances are they already have a better job.
He's been asked to stay on another few months to train whoever any replacement is but has told the company to get lost.
Meanwhile the company has managed to hire two more managers and a QA guy who is doing well enough to run a $150,000 mercedes.
Not sure what he's going to QA with two key business units going down the pan, should be fun to watch.
Last edited by Dilbert_X (2020-11-04 03:09:19)