I confessed to feeling a coward a little over a week back. I turned down some job responsibilities associated with a software tool I was working on for the last eight months. Though I thought it best at the time to do so, I felt bad to turn down a challenge.
Well, two things have happened since then that make me feel much better about that decision. The first was a little talk that I had with my manager last Wednesday. He basically told me that a Company O. junior Vice President (his boss) ordered me to no longer work on the project. That made me feel a bit better. The other thing happened in a meeting today. After a highly charged exchange lasting twenty minutes over why the tool I was working on and its sibling were not being used with the compnay, a senior technical person stood up and said "There is a meeting with (Company O. senior VP M.) at 1pm tomorrow afternoon. You have until then to get your stories straight. I don't want to see anyone laid off over this." After that, silence.
I'm glad I wasn't there to see it... because I'm not working on this anymore. Thankfully.
on 2004-11-30 at 8:38 p.m.
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