My co-worker told me he is leaving our office shortly in the next 2 weeks.

Let’s call my co-worker J.

A person leaving our office is not something new. Working in a place where most of us are deployed from different companies to work in different projects for the same organization, we see turnover a fair bit.

Some of the projects were short. Some found better employment opportunities. Some don’t like to be attached out and be away from the main office because this reduces their visibility, and hence career progression. Some work in scope that they do not like. Some do not like being in a contract role.

So I asked J where he was going next, while I rummaging through my cabinet, looking for that hard disk I was suppose to bring on site to replace but not sure if its still there (lucky it was!).

J …