Demure!TM was sniffing around, asking lots of questions about whether I would want an additional staff person and how I would use him/her. I had lots to say (about how I’d rather up my freelance budget instead), but the bottom line is that she was clearly concerned about the “line of succession” — i.e., they are anticipating I’m gonna jet outta here soon. I expressed interest in cross-training in other departments, working from home and delegating more to freelancers while keeping my current team intact.

I’m sure nothing will come of it, but it is distracting me from the all-nighter that I KNOW I’m gonna be pulling tonight. …

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