Entertainingly, I found out about this because I had stopped off in the Princess's office to update her on a couple of things after working with two of my coworkers who reminded me of what working with reasonable, competent individuals is like. After working with them I came to the realization that the level of my job satisfaction would increase by about 80% if just three of my coworkers were gone -- Surly Boy being one of the three. Now, if only the Village Idiot would finally get around to retiring and my boss would leave for some reason, there might be some faint hope of this being a reasonable job.
In unrelated news, the weather has suddenly change from frigid to beautiful almost overnight. Coming back indoors after lunch was almost unbearablely painful. The sun is shining. The wind is not blasting. It's warm and pleasant out. All signs that summer is almost over.