The Empire Struck Back

A few weeks ago, I got an email announcing that 5 very important but unspecified people at the top of the galactic food chain were leaving. After my last six months long "unpaid vacation" on Tatooine, I was a bit concerned with long term prospects.

Why don’t you come with us? You’re pretty good in a fight. We could use you.
— Han Solo

Craigslist came to the rescue, and I found a similar opportunity. Always nice to have options, right? The murmurs said that there would be an exodus of talent and clients from one place to another. Since my only interest in this line of business is myself, just as I am just a mere stormtrooper - er, widget in their machine. making a jump to the Rebel Alliance seemed like the move to make.

On Tuesday, I got an email confirming the immediate viability of the new rebel alliance. On Wednesday I made the impending jump to Yavin 4 official with the old place.

Almost immediately, s*** started to hit the fan on the home planet. School plans disappeared. Speeders broke down. Employers in Toshi Station blew off job interviews. And that was just for my kids.

I’ve got a bad feeling about this.
— Han Solo or any other protagonist, about every 5 minutes

On Thursday, place number 1 decided it was time to announce a succession plan. They also announced the identity of the mysterious 5, and of the Replacements. Also, here's a list of business that is NOT jumping. Also, maybe the rebels ought not recruit on company time.

Five hours of stink eye from Jabba and the entourage later. the leader of the Rebel Alliance was dipped in carbonite and carted out the door. The Empire's explanation?

The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. 

The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.