October 14, 2008
Mid-morning I received a meeting cancellation notice for the CIO’s staff meeting. This is nothing unusual as his meeting is canceled or rescheduled on a regular basis. At the appointed hour, however, I see the rest of the team scuttling toward the room. I ponder the activity for a moment, then casually ask his assistant, there delivering agendas, “Didn’t I get a cancellation notice this morning?” and, clearly embarrassed, she mumbles, “Well, yes.” What unprofessional behaviour, approaching slimy. If you don’t want me there in my last week, just say so. Yet another indication that leaving is the right decision.