Met some former coworkers last night (someone arranged a get-together; I went out of good sportsmanship but really, I've already moved on, I don't really care what the gossip is, or what people are doing. It's bit scary to see how much of their personal lives people's jobs make up.)
The one amusing thing I heard is that people are already freaking out about how to do my job, and one of the accountants has been calling around to see whether anyone knows how I did what I did. Someone mentioned that it was good that I'd left people my home number.
"Oh, no," I said. "That was for personal use only. No calls about work. I don't work there any more. They were all fine letting me be the only person who knew what was going on, and dumping all their crap on me. If they call, I will simply read them the Disclosure Under Title 29 U.S. Code Section 626(f)(1)(H) that was provided to me with my severance letter: 'Employees who possessed the performance record, skills, abilities, background, experience, conduct, leadership, education and/or knowledge necessary to fill the remaining positions after the Company's elimination of forty-seven positions due to economics were not selected for termination.' Since I was laid off, according to this definition, those left are capable of doing my job. So let them. If the company had given me 30 days to transition, I would have, because I don't like to see anyone struggle. But they didn't, and I'm just as happy to not have to deal any more. If their underestimation of what I did bought me my freedom, well hallelujiah."
My ex-boss had phoned me before I left and said something nice: "On my resume I put that I got the draw process running efficiently and smoothly. I sort of did; I hired you."
I'd laughed and told him he could take whatever credit he wanted as long as we weren't up for the same job.