My time working on a proposal for a possible Government Contract is over. I am no longer a commuter to King of Prussia, PA. A great adventure, but I think I am going to settle down for a while.
I did enjoy it and I met a lot of nice folks, both on the job and about town. But, it is time to be home and spend some time with my wife.
And, given the weather Monday night, it was the day to get out of Dodge. I got to work at about 0750 on Monday and there was one guy in the proposal room and we were clueless. Then I opened my EMail and saw my boss's message, saying that Lockheed had pulled the plug with an EMail at about 0630 that morning—more about that later.
The Proposal Manager came in about 0815 and I asked him if it was true. He said yes and it would all be explained at the 1000 Tag Up. I went to the motel, packed up, went to Staples to ship a box of cloths I didn't want to shlep on the train, and made it back for the Tag Up at 0950.
At the Tag Up the Capture Manager really didn't tell us anything except that we had done a great job. I said goodbye to everyone—a lot of great people and headed for Philly. Well, I did return the jeweler's screwdrivers to Jeff Horoshak, to return to his wife, who had been our first Proposal Manager. I used them on my glasses when a lens fell out.
Got to the 30th Street Train Station in Philly, turned in the rental car, walked to the ticket counter, picked a train and got the new ticket, took the escalator down to the platform and walked to my spot, just as the train came rumbling in.
The only untoward thing is that my cellphone, being small, slipped down between the seats and I couldn't see it. It fit right into a small space and looked like part of the furniture. While searching for it I managed to sit on my Kindle and break the glass. That was even though five minutes earlier I had been very careful to put it out of harms way, but then moved it again while I checked my brief case, to see if the phone had fallen in there. That will be $150 to replace, including tax. Ugh. So, yesterday was a net wash on pay (I didn't work the full day).
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago