(This is an email I wrote to my team yesterday, when they moved over to another company as part of an acquisition. I was scheduled to move too but some last minute changes prevented that from happening.)
My dear VCA team,
It feels odd writing to you like this. I am more used to writing to this group to announce a working Saturday or to give a stern message about Junit tests!
Anyway, I hope you are all settling down in your new surroundings. Life in Cyber Towers must be quite different from that in Parklane! No garbage bin outside office, clean lifts, pretty girls and more.
As for me, I am already missing you all badly. I walked into office on Monday morning not quite ready for an empty third floor. It took some time to realize what had happened. Well, the reality is slowly sinking in.
I guess I need to accept that life is all about change. For better or for worse.
Some of you might feel a sense of betrayal on my part because I have been saying I will be moving with you all. Believe me when I say that the change in plans was almost a last minute change due to circumstances beyond my control.
I am sure you will all rock and make sure the VCA project is taken to completion. You now have some great support too.
Few things -
Ramana, are SWATONE-4983, 4985 done? For some reason, these 2 kept getting postponed!
Thrinath, how is the orders page coming along? I'm sure you'll do such a good job that the VCA staff will keep creating orders even without customers just to be able to use the orders screen!
Tarun, please be careful about the check ins!
Kiran, great work with sync.
Sriram, continue to rock with generic search!
Veerababu, make sure Ramana runs the correct version of the security scripts!
LN, you were doing most of the management even when I was there. Thanks so much for making my life easier!
Ankur, your joining the project really made a huge difference. Thanks!
Vijay, it was great working with you. Too bad it lasted only so long.
I would like to thank all of you for the great time I have had since I joined the project in January this year. If I have hurt anyone, please forgive me, it was not intentional.
In parting I would like to say:
Chalte chalte mere ye geet yaad rakhna
Kabhi alvida na kehna, kabhi alvida na kehna.