"Just one week now."
Lucky sod. His joy is only diminished by one thing:
"You know what they're going to do with my job, don't you?"
"My working assumption is that they're going to leave the vacancy to mature a few years like they always do."
"Oh no, it's better than that. They're not going to replace me. Policy Team reckon that between them they can cover all my work."
"Don't take the piss, it's not nice."
"It's true! It's true!"
And it is.
Team work: how to ensure that a colleague feels that his contribution has been valued.