Get well soon

This IT pilot fish has just created a new group within his organization to do some thinking ahead -- but there's already a problem.

"We created the group to think about the future of technology in our organization and to strategize the implications of technological changes over the next few years," says fish.

"We held initial meetings, and then I had to have some surgery. Of course, the company placed me on leave.

"Then the company informed me that I could do no work for the company while I was on medical leave.

"Therefore, now that I can focus almost exclusively on thinking about the future of technology at our company, I am prevented by that same company from doing so due to rules associated with my medical leave. I find this most ironic."

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