I woke from a weird dream this morning. A new colleague (who doesn’t really exist) was objecting to some work that I wanted to do that would leverage the cloud and improve the user experience because it would “cause more workload.” Some time later, we’re at a webdev meeting and I realize I’m the supervisor of all these people and the team is so large it’s unwieldy. Someone higher up in the organization is talking to us about something that’s not particularly engaging. A mentee is sitting next to me and sniping at the new colleague (who doesn’t really exist) in an under-his-breath kind of way. I tell him that’s rude and he should either say it loud enough to be heard, or keep it to himself. It turns out this webdev meeting is outside on a field and I realize we have a big enough group to play soccer with each other which is what I want to be doing.
Now, to work on that “showstopper” bug before an afternoon of motorcycling with a former colleague.