A few months ago, I was promoted to manager where I work. This had a few perks, a bump in pay, and a boost to my resume.

Oddly enough, my wife pointed out that I somehow stopped receiving the Dilbert newsletter.

Part of this process is to go to “New Executive Training.” This used to be a big trip to Orlando, Florida, with the training, along with a few fun things thrown in.

But, given current conditions (economic and political), it has been scaled back. Mine was in Columbus, Ohio, and consisted of an all-day meeting that proved to be fairly boring.

On the upside, I know now the secret handshake, and they gave me a bottle of Dom Perignon.