I’m going to combine three stories into one. Maybe a little because it’ll be more interesting and I can create an allegory of doom, maybe a little so I don’t get in trouble.
Once upon a time, I received an email. Basically the email read: Whatever people told you you’ve done well, they were wrong. We found someone better. A new shiny toy that we like much more than we like you. I know that you’ve worked for us and you trusted us, but we’re going to screw you over for no apparent reason. Mostly because our nuggets have been tweaked, and we’ve lost all sense of right in the world.
The funny part is the email came more than a year after the battle had been won. The contract had been signed. The reviews had been given. I’d already won.
But the email sender still felt the need to reject a hard-earned triumph, even at the cost of their own business. (more…)