If you are reading this, then the move was successful, and I’ve figured out how to get my site up and running again. If you’re not reading this, then you think HeadsDown is still moving.
Today is the start of a whole new building period. Yesterday we lost 13 employees at TSN.ca, reducing our overall number from 25 down to a mere 12. Oddly, I couldn’t sleep last night, I think I got about four hours of fitful, non-relaxing sleep before I just decided to call it a night and start working on the crap that’s going through my brain. There is so much to do in the next few days.
We lost the entire team that creates new and original content. Josh Shiaman, Jeff Heatherington, Reed Holmes, Scott Cullen and Gavin McDougald. Gone is the heart of the wrestling site, all of our unique Fantasy Content, the entire magazine section, and the entire couchmaster section. Now we have to pick up the pieces, and as hard as it was when Joe left, this will be infinately harder.
Not only did I lose a member of my team in Neil, but I have also lost access to two key members of my downtown cronies in Evan and Eric. I hope to move Loc up to Agincourt by next week so we can start working closer together, which to be honest has been happening slowly for the last two months as he has been my eyes and ears at Agincourt.
On one hand this sucks so bad that I can’t even begin to say, we’ve lost a ton of good people, we’ve lost an entire stream of revenue in Syndication, and we’ve lost a few guys that I personally will miss like hell. On another hand it’s exciting in that “we’re falling off the cliff and we’d better catch on to something real damn quick” sort of way. A lot of us have been saying we could run the company better than our old management had, well now’s time to put up, or shut up.
The only real bright spot in the entire series of events is that I don’t need to play the stupid damn political game any more with those in the downtown office. Some of them foolishly believed that because I said I hated it, meant that I didn’t know how to play. Oh, I know how to play all right, I just hate the person I become to have to play their stupid little game.