Date: October 1, 2009 9:00:14 AM MDT
Subject: Company named to Deloitte Fast 50
Last night at the Deliotte Fast 50 Awards dinner, Fred and I accepted on behalf of the company the award for placement in Canada’s Fast 50 growing Technology companies. The link below provides more information about the award and our ranking. Congratulations to all you for being part of this achievement.
As my friend Dave sez “Awards are normally the stunned rewarding the confused”
Date: October 20, 2009 10:46:42 AM MDT
Subject: General Employee Meeting
Unfortunately, this morning the company conducted a layoff of a number of employees for business driven reasons. There will be a general employee meeting tomorrow morning at 9:30AM in the boardroom to discuss the rational and the go forward plans for the company.
At the appropriate time, the sysadmin group disabled accounts for the dearly departed.
The next day they were re-enabling some accounts because management decided to un-fire some people.
Apparently management didn’t realize they were key to other ongoing projects, and didn’t solely work on the project that had been shut down.
Yes, that instills loyalty like you’ve never seen before.
Also says lots about management disconnect in even a tiny ~30 person shop.
Names have been changed to protect the guilty.