Lourdes: She was ten years my junior, reporting through me on a tricky implementation that was laden with ambiguity -- full of Generation Y anxiety over her performance and evaluation criteria. A nice girl, hard worker with gold-standard hair, but a little too uptight. Shortly before she left the company, I took some of the locals to a concert, and Lourdes unleashed her outside voice – what a fun little party girl she turned out to be. The night before she left, we went out to Hollywood, and she slept on my shoulder on the way home.
I learned too late.