"A day without fun is a day
that eats shit."
- Hunter S. Thompson
There wasn't much time for blogging in March. I spent an inordinate amount of time working with GoIrish! to put in place a crisis intervention plan at Widget Manufacturing.
Day-to-day operations in Widget Manufacturing's executive offices are dramatically different today than they were on 1 March and there's more change to come.
We succeeded in keeping all the hourly personnel working and no managers were cut. A number of managers were reassigned when we did some initial restructuring and their jobs look to be safe for the foreseeable future.
That's not to say everyone bought into the first round of changes without objection, or that managers who have different assignments today than they did a month ago transitioned smoothly.
In fact, there was one heated meeting that ended with me opening a window and shooting out the back tires on one Vice President's Porsche Carrera GT. Let's say I didn't take well to him bitching about taking a pay cut when I volunteered to waive my fee, partly to save his job.
About a week and a half ago GoIrish! asked TheSpecialOne and me to join him and his wife for dinner. It turned out they wanted to thank me for, what GoIrish! described as, going above and beyond the call at Widget Manufacturing.
My reward was a week for two at The Westin Key West Resort and Marina, a gift of cash equal to a fee for 40 billable hours with no discount applied and transportation there and back on his private jet.
Key West is known for it's celebration of sunsets and we had a front row seat. This was the view from our room...
It was a great week to be sure and we're both looking forward to going back.
Another time I'll have to write more. Time now to close out, though, as I'm going to draw a bath for TheSpecialOne.