Then I get an Outlook calendar invite which lists everyone in my group, plus the COO, plus one of the engineers. Strange.
1:30 arrives, and the announcement is made that boss is taking a slight demotion so he can spend more time with his family. His family in Buffalo. We had a systems engineer opening there, and he is taking it. They have identified a potential new boss, but I didn't like the tentative tone the COO took when he mentioned that. It was either "this person is not really what we are looking for" or "this person may not accept the job". It's a 24x7 job. Someone who is Married With Children and wishes to remain that way should not take this job.
I'm glad soon-to-be-ex-boss will still be part of the group, but not glad to have to break in a new boss. This will be my 3rd boss since I got here in July.
Meanwhile, the engineer who was sitting in on the meeting had no idea why he was there. He was told to ask his boss. He may be put in charge of a large project we have going in India, or maybe he'll be the interim boss. One never knows, do one?