Reply to post: Re: Logic bombs are unprofessional

Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

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Re: Logic bombs are unprofessional

'The surest way to get a boss and possibly the whole company into trouble is do exactly what he requests. Nothing more, nothing less. No need for logic bombs, or fiddling with expiration dates.'

I became surplus to requirements shortly after the IT team I was in was expanded with additional capacity/members elsewhere in the world. I was a long-term employee (lifer) and was *very* interested in making sure that my absence would not get the company into trouble - I owned some of its shares. As for the 'manager' who decided that I was redundant - meh.

I ended up fielding a few calls from former colleagues asking 'how does this work?' despite my genuine efforts to transfer as much institutional knowledge as possible during the 'consultation' period. The trouble was that the 'manager' managed to achieve rather low loyalty and retention rates with the rest of the team.

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