LakersFan - did you follow me during my outside working years??? This is so similar to what happened to me and the place I use to work for 20+ years!!!
I was laid off for several weeks about a year before I left the company. My duties were passed out to several workers under me. There were a few workers under me that were literally UNDER the boss on more than one occasion (child and DNA test prove it!). There were drugs and deals made that were not for me and my morals. I left after 20+ years because I could see this company was headed for the skids and a few years after I left the company closed and filed bankruptcy. The person who replaced me was new to the company, worked for a few years at that company and is now serving time for embezzlement at the next company she worked. It is a novel for sure!
Hope you have fun writing this story!!