A friend of mine, lets call him Bill, has spent the last few months training personnel in India to do his job. As everybody knows, training offshore personnel to do your job is a sure-fire sign you’re being promoted to management.
Oh, wait, it isn’t?
So as the writing is on the wall, he’s looking around for other work. Lands himself an interview for a decently-paying position that sounds like a good meal ticket. The interview goes stunningly well, so Bill goes home to wait for the job offer email.
And lo and behold, the next day it arrives:
We are pleased to offer you…
Yes, they emailed him the job offer for another candidate.
Music: “Take My Hand” by Dido
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.