Okay, he’s not that old, he’s my age, and it is not goodbye forever, but none-the-less, our ace desktop technician, Scott Chitwood, has accepted a position with the Charles Lea Center up in Spartanburg.
He’s not taking the new job for the pay, which I could counter if that were the case, he is taking it because it is located in Spartanburg, just a few minutes from his home, saving him nearly 2 hours per day in drive time, wear and tear on his vehicle and letting him spend more time with his family and get to Wednesday night church services in time. Nope, there’s no way to counter that!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Scott for the last 7 years, and it pains me to let him go! He’s honest to a fault, humble, hardworking and easy going, in addition to being excellent at what he does. Charles Lea is getting an asset they better appreciate.
As far as what we will do here at Homeland Secure IT without Scott, we searched high and low and found an excellent replacement. The fella is a trained and experienced computer service technician, a self-professed geek like myself, an amateur radio operator (hey, that’s pretty cool, right? So am I!) and an all-around nice guy. He also has high security clearances since he worked at the Duke Energy Nuclear facility, and GE prior to that.
Thing is, he has some big shoes to fill! Scott is leaving a legacy behind that everyone that comes after him will have to live up to. Hope it is not too intimidating for them.
For those of you who we provide computer, server and network service and support for with Scott as your primary technician, don’t worry, you’ll be taken care of. We promise! Greg, Wes (the new guy) and I will work our tail off to insure everything is just as it was with Scott. You don’t have to worry about us learning your systems all over again from scratch because Scott has left detailed notes, and communicated with us throughout the relationship with you. Besides, he is just a phone call or email away if we need him.
Scott, we’ll all miss you, and wish you the best in your new position! We love ya bud!
John, Pamela, Greg and Megan
PS: If things don’t work out or the grass isn’t actually greener on the other side of the fence, you know where we are! 😉