Print Story I may have started an exodus.
By gzt (Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 03:58:08 PM EST) gzt, squats, escape, iowa, matlab, machine learning, is disparition even English? (all tags)
They may not be re-filling my position. My boss is interviewing for a new jorb on Monday. People in other areas are slowly becoming horrified as they realize I won't be around.

$VP knows that he was going to lose our area anyway (apparently), so he's not going to resent our imminent disparition for better opportunities. $CHIEF_SOMETHING_OR_OTHER_OFFICER is being indecisive and flighty about the whole thing - okay, though nuts, better for $BOSS to go before they make her go. This might have adverse impacts on the area. Well, plan better: not going to carry water for you guys.

At the lunch checkout line, the cashier was like, "you go downstairs to the gym?" and I was like, "huh?" and she was like, "you're buff, man," and I was like, "oh, yeah, thanks, I don't go there, I go to a gym by my house, more convenient."

Well, it's not quite by my house. But, yeah, I've been ballooning a little lately.

I've been working on my final for the machine learning class. It's okay. One of the problems is tricky, it's image recognition and we haven't done much with that except insofar as the methods we use work on images, too. Another is annoying in that it requires real MATLAB, not Octave, so I'm popping into the computer lab at school for a little bit. Should be 30 minutes, tops, I know what I have to write for that part.

Uh, so I'm working hard on that. And I'm drinking tonight and leaving in the morning. I was thinking of going to they gym tomorrow at 6am before going off to Iowa, but I might have to take that last little bit of time to finish stuffs off.

I like picking up heavy things and putting them down. I like putting heavy things and my back and sitting down and standing back up most of all.

I hope my boss gets the job, she'd have fun in that department. This department is not going to be any fun anymore if things happen as we think they will.

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I've been telling everyone by garlic (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 04:39:22 PM EST
and myself that my company will be fine without me. Today I was trying to write a point of contact list for someone who's taking over my responsibilities, but doesn't know what's what, and got to one area where I couldn't think of anyone in my department that would be suitable.

oh well. Guess they should have thought of that before they asked me to do the same thing over and over and over for 8 of the past 10 years.

yep. by gzt (4.00 / 4) #2 Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 04:44:16 PM EST
If they really wanted you more, they would've paid you more. That's an HR fact.

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That, and ... by lm (4.00 / 2) #3 Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 05:45:51 PM EST
... the company really will be fine without you. Some groups may struggle for a bit but eventually they'll find their way adequately. They may not do as well as they did with you but they'll do okay.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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certainly. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 09:37:35 AM EST
SW may have to read the documents I wrote, instead of calling me and counting on me remembering what was in there.

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