The boss agreed it was a promotion. The boss also said he had only received a 3% raise too. They commiserated. Then the boss asked, “Do you have a passport?”
“Yes, I do, and it’s current.”
Later G was invited to his first meeting of the “Coaches” where they were told how the Mexico office and apartment were run. Yes, shuttle to Tijuana Airport and fly down from there at huge savings. Yes, expense account. Yes computer in apartment. Yes, there’s a maid, yes…laundry, yes…a car’s available, and yes…all these new young hires have degrees and speak English. They just don’t know what they are doing.
A moment of time in the lunchroom with one of the bigger bosses woke G to the fact that he didn’t just get promoted but was promoted two steps up.
“Old Guys Do Rule” once the bosses see how exceptional they are. Then again, G says, the bosses are old guys too.