Wednesday, October 07, 2009

It's a good time to head to Charlotte.

The time to leave is fast approaching and I only have another week of work left in South Dakota. Today was a reminder of why I decided that it would be OK to venture into the great unknown. I have been thinking about life after EROS for a long time, but today was a validation that I am making a good choice. Today, I watched the parade of staff leave and return from a fate deciding meeting. In the meeting, they learned if they will stay or if they will be laid-off. The result of the meeting; Three of the Five employees will continue to work there next month. It is hard to watch co-workers, who I have worked with for a long time, take the bad news. At least I can take some comfort in that I saved one person's job by my departure.

The weather is getting colder and snow is already threatening us. I really am looking forward to the better climate of Charlotte. According to Wikipedia, Charlotte receives "6 inches of snow and more frequent ice-storms." I am accustom to 6 inches of snow after ice-storms here in Sioux Falls. I hope the better winter offsets the hotter/humid-er summers.

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