I was sent packing back to the group I came from 18 months ago.
The “official” reason had nothing to do with my individual performance, as all my interviews have been good. It was that I “was not integrating well with the rest of the team.”
The “real” reason I suspect is that the new supervisor is wanting to put together a team of his own people (he inherited me from the previous supe)–and I just don’t brown-nose well enough (ie, at all). So, odd man out.
And the unique talents that I brought to the group were not enough to keep me there:
[ul][li]Knowledge of various systems that we support[/li][li]How those systems are linked[/li][li]Good rapport with user community[/li][li]Vision[/li][li]Personality[/li][li]Sense of humor[/li][li]1300 cc cranial capacity[/li][li]Opposable thumbs[/ul][/li]
So there was not much question about my ultimate lack of integration with those slow-witted simians. I truly enjoyed the work I was doing, but the other team members–to a man (and woman)–were about as much fun as your basic root canal.
And they sure as hell didn’t know how to deal with me.
So–off I went.