Man, I feel like I'm starting a lot of threads right now on problems with employees. Please talk me out of quitting the industry. Short story: My maintenance crew leader gave his 3-4 weeks notice last week, and was going to work another 2 weeks or so while I trained his replacement and 1-2 other new crew members. We just started a big installation project this week, so I was going to work on that with my other employees while he handled all the maintenance accounts with his assistant. He just texted me at 9pm saying how sorry he was, but he was offered a job at the same place his wife will be working where they're moving, and today will need to be his last day working. WTF! He's been a great, reliable crew leader and we've had a great report since he started. This is wildly unexpected. So I'm now stranded mid week, with a new install just begun, and I'm going to have to be the crew leader on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and maybe next week too unless I can find someone fast. I'm going to have to postpone so many clients and try to explain why everyone is getting pushed back at least a week. No one else is trained on the mowing routes and using the trailer enough yet. What the heck?! Anyone else been in this situation? How did you handle it? Days like this make me feel like switching industries and starting a new business. I hate that, because I love the green industry. Please help.