Candid Conversation

It was a cold Friday afternoon and I was browsing the internet casually. I had recently moved to a different team with promising work. I wasn’t doing any quality work in the previous team and I wasn’t proud of it. As I was looking for ways to solve world problems in the internet, my friend rang me after a long time. After the usual how-are-you-so-am-I conversations, this is how it went:

Friend: So, how’s work?

Me: New team. New work. Things are looking up. How about you?

Friend: People are getting sacked. I want to switch before it will be my turn.

Me: Oh that sucks! My previous team is backfilling my position. Will you be interested?

Friend: What were you doing in that role?

Me: Nothing!

Friend: I would love that role. I will apply.