How Can I Miss You If You Never Leave?

I’m not sure exactly when I realized that I was a “short-timer” at the big bank, but I did have a sense – about a three-month lead time — that my 12-year tour was about to end.

Most surprising to me was the lack of alarm I felt at the prospect of having my job eliminated.  In fact, the coming “separation” (corporate speak) motivated me to conclude my activities quickly so that a natural break in my two-years-and-running project could be reached.