And from our "I wish I could be a fly on the wall" department:
Hubby is semi-retiring at the end of the year, moving from management to a part-time position within the same company. Employee A (who works from home in Oregon) recently told hubby that he's selling his house in Oregon and moving to Arizona, and plans to work out of the home office. Since Employee A is not required to make the move, the company may help pay expenses, but has not committed to do so.
Employee B spoke with his colleague, Employee A, on the phone earlier today. A told B that he was selling his house in Oregon and moving to Arizona with his wife and kids to take over hubby's job. As he told B, "I've got this. But don't worry, when I take over, you and Employee C are still going to be part of the team."
Interesting, especially since Employee B already knows that HE has been selected as hubby's successor, but no announcement has been made to anyone outside of the home office. So A just told B (his new boss) that his job was safe when A becomes the new boss. Awkward when he finds out the truth, huh?