The boss of my boss is now my boss

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Rob Lister
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Re: The boss of my boss is now my boss

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Since I'm resurrecting threads, I thought I do this one as well.

I am now the boss of my boss. About two months or so ago my boss's boss decided to retire. A couple of years ago he was my boss but he got promoted to my boss's boss while my former boss's boss got demoted to my boss, whom I refer to as scroll lock.

Anyway, they had a party. They did it on a day I was 'in'. They had a cake. At the end of the 'party' I was told I had a meeting with HMFIC. I fully expected to be told that my boss's job was up for grabs, if I wanted it, and that my boss was going to be re-promoted to my boss's boss, which would now be my boss, not to mention stupid. Or! it might be that I was fired, since my boss hates me (for decent reasons having nothing [and everything] to do with business).

I fully expected to say 'no thanks' (and rehearsed the 'no' it in my own head) since I make more than him, work from home, and don't really deal with 'personnel' issues, which I detest. On the off chance I was fired I would have said, 'thank ed for that!'

But no. I was given the opportunity to take my boss's boss's position. I still said no. Really, I wasn't expecting it and it might have sounded feeble. I was told how much it paid. I was told that I could still work from home.

It's been a good quarter.

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Congrats. Sounds like a really good thing.
About that stereo

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One would think. But now I'm expected to work for a living. I don't much like that.

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This job sucks. I gave notice. I like the income but I don't need it. I've been offered to retake my old position but that means somebody gets fired. I don't want my old job back either. The hmfic is blowing up my phone. Sorry dude.

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So you'll be posting here more?
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"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Do not insult the noble Scroll Lock so.

It has a well-defined and known purpose: when on, using the arrow keys on your keyboard scrolls the whole spreadsheet instead of changing the selected cell.

Very useful--why I use it every day.

Ok, that last part is a lie. I never use it. But I know what it's for, dammit! :oldman:
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
--Soldier, TF2

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So I just got an email from the HMFIC of my previous [real] job. He wants to do lunch Wednesday. He says it's just catching up and maybe a little business. If I can make it, we'll be joined by the gal that took my old boss's boss's job, whom I know of but have not met; I hear she's wicked smart but mean; just like I like.

I smell a trap. I shall tap my old pals still there to see what's up.

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Make 'em pay Rob. Make 'em pay.
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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I get 15%
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So lunch was good. I had a small ribeye. A lot of perfunctory chit chat with HMFIC and his [new] second in command; she fit her smart reputation and I could feel the mean bubbling up from underneath. I immediately liked her. She reminds me of an older version of Lydia from Breaking Bad.

They want me to do some 1099 work; ten to twenty hours a week for the next six months or so. The money was reasonable. I said I’d think about it and email her soonish. I'll probably decline. Or make a stupidly large counter-offer. Meh.

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Will you slip some ricin in her tea?