He is super busy at work. Believe it or not he turned himself into what we call a SPF (single point of failure). There are about 3 projects that he is the go to guy on. Their solution was to give him some underlings to help him and they hired some subcontractors. He was doing a lot of hand holding and babysitting to get them all up to speed where they could work on their own. As soon as that happened, a big project got put on hold. Managements super inefficient idea was to ditch the subcontractors and fill those positions with guys from this other project. Needless to say the cycle is starting all over again. Poor guy. And yes he got himself a sweet gal too.