My super-cool supervisor has gotten a promotion and will be leaving us. This leaves me feeling odd, but I'm not at all unhappy, although I hate to lose him; he's a great guy, so I'm quite happy for him. I instead have the thought that maybe this is a good thing for our unit, because some of the folks I've previously mentioned wouldn't last a second under a supervisor who pays more attention to the unit. Mark was no babysitter, which I liked because I'm disciplined enough to not need a supervisor watching me all the time. I tend to only slack on the job when there's actually not any work to do. However, a gigantic slice of the rest of the unit spends a LOT of the day talking, socializing, going out to eat, talking on the phone, surfing the internet, etc., etc. (Which might be partially WHY I'm such a high producer.) So I will look forward with interest to see who gets Mark's position. I should be okay provided it's NOT my old supervisor from WP (who was the reason I transferred in the first place). Her I can get along with personally, but I don't like working under her!
My characters are moving forward, but not helpfully giving me a solid ending for the previous tale. Hopefully I can figure something out this weekend, perhaps. Then I will inflict it on those who have volunteered to read it for me and (whimper) be totally ruthless. I have to go to the library tomorrow and return the books I haven't read yet (sigh) and the CDs I enjoyed just listening to without having to review for a change.