Please say it isn’t true.

As is the custom at my office, the bomb always drops at the end of the day. In a way, I guess this is sound policy. People get a chance to digest the news at home, away from the office. This way, it’s old news when it is time to go back to work and be productive. Today, the bomb was dropped at approximately 3:30 p.m. The private firm that our office has contracted with for legal services has been replaced. Attorneys have come and gone from their office, but I have enjoyed working with each and every one of them. What’s more, they have earned my respect in a way that I didn’t think was possible. Like many people in our society, I believed the stereotype. It’s a stereotype that may hold true for many in their profession, but not so for the people that I’ve worked with.

Me and my coworkers were sucked into the ensuing whirlwind of discussion for the rest of the afternoon. Even so, it was hard to go home to a place where I could not share my shock with those who share my shock.

Change is not always bad. Heck, this change might turn out to be good. Regardless, I’ll miss the folks we have worked well with thus far.

I hope things work out well for all of us.