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I try to leave a basic list of where things are, where they stand, and who
to contact for various information. Other than that, I leave little else
A few years ago I was asked to document all that I did, but for a different
reason that most here think. We were being forced to accept employees who
were laid off in another area and they would be replacing a few of us, but
they had to come in through a normal internal hiring process to replace
existing people. Our boss didn't want to lose several of us and have to hire
a bunch that would take several months to come to speed on our projects, as
this would greatly impact the metrics of the project. We had been running
about $20 million under budget for the last two years and the impact would
have seriously jeopardized that.
I was to document what I did with such detail that even I couldn't get hired
for my position.
A year and a half later, even that couldn't save us.
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