thread And yesterday I went to a meeting, standing in for a colleague...
Where the main client, who has a fearsome reputation as a general bastard was expected to rip me apart.

"Ah, so you're the sacrificial lamb", one of the other guys said as I walked in.

In the end, I think I got off pretty lightly by being professional and constructive and honest. Once the guy had gone, everyone else seemed surprised that I'd got off so lightly...

Not the nicest afternoon ever.

permalink A guy I just called seems surprised that I am still alive.
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permalink be careful
you might be getting lined up to take over the job, when the client requests you instead
permalink a rightful reputation
or just a prick?
permalink a rightful reputation...
...as a prick.