I am not the type to search out past coworkers or school chums. However, there are a couple early in my career that I have a soft spot for. My mentor in the logistics game is still in the field in CA and I have a fondness for him.
When one of my workers tracks me down I am always friendly. The new economy wasn't kind to my crew and I was educated enough to move on. I am surprised so many of them remember me over a decade later.
I no longer think of myself as a logistics man, but I was pretty good. I also left because I had enough. I saw the future and it was best to reinvent myself.
On Friday one of my supervisors I hadn't seen for twelve years tracked me down. He asked me about an ancient girlfriend I had forgotten about. No doubt this will not amuse the girlfriend as she sometimes reads this blog. When he asked who she was I had forgotten I lived with this girlfriend. Apparently she has not forgotten me and bugs my parents who despise her.
I never liked this guy as he appeared naive and was shady. My comanager who has long since retired stated
this guy stabbed me in the back. I went to a smaller facility and left on my own terms around a year later.
The smaller facility was more fun because the boss was the owners nephew who was cool. It was like Captain America and Bucky. I was third in command and had to run the whole show a few times reluctantly.
I did not like that as I prefer to be a technician working in my small area. However, I did the job but never wanted a higher rank. I was sick of the game and left.
I am somewhat concerned why this person would wait for me three hours until I left to get a phone number. I have not been hiding and with any effort my Linked In Account is easy to find. I am gritting my teeth at why this shady type is looking for me now.