Susan asked me if I was on the lookout for a "replacement LP"?
Thankfully I know someone who can fulfill all the requirements of a garden slave, but this chap will not insist on showing up at 8.00am and working like a thing possessed for 8 hours with a mere 30 minute break half way.
My gain is the IT industry's loss because the person who fulfills all our requirements is already onsite and knows the garden intimately. The 19th of May will always be remembered in this house as a Big Day because it's Management's last day at the coal-face which is 21st century corporate life as he commences early retirement.
It is incredibly difficult to find someone you can rely on to work hard
and diligently. Someone with years of experience, does far more
than the job description requires, has integrity, assists colleagues and can be
trusted. No, I'm not talking about LP (although all those things apply to him) but Management - his skills have been taken for granted for several years and it's going to be an almightly wake-up call and shock for a few folk over the coming weeks when they discover so much which Management took care of is no longer being done. Hey ho, no longer our problem.
He has asked for a brief press release denying the rumours that the only reason he is retiring is because I need to replace LP, and reserves the right to escape for a few weeks contracting at some point in the future to get away from the long, oh so very long, list of jobs we've already lined up "now we've got the time to do them".
Congratulations darling, you've earned a rest although you won't be getting one!
The boards are full of "stuff" which we know, unless written down, gets forgotten and there are no plans to have it all done by the end of the month! Just in case you think he is getting a really raw deal, the two boards of the floor are garden & sewing stuff which is just for me to deal with but his personal list of "Management only" stuff is even longer .....