I'll soon be stepping down as a ♦ moderator here on workplace at my request; I'm currently sticking around while the Stack Exchange team picks a suitable replacement (there will still be 3 mods for the beta period). To stem any confusion I thought I'd go ahead and announce it myself.
Why am I leaving? That's easy; this is extra work and time and I'm not all too interested in the topic honestly. A better question is why I signed on in the first place.
Why did I want to moderate? When I saw the proposal for Workplace all everyone could talk about is how it would be "Not Programming Related" version 2.0; it would be full of all the crap the other sites don't want, it wouldn't be a useful resource, it'd either be shut down or be a huge mess like the one Programmers found itself in, blah blah blah. I didn't want that stuff to happen. Worse, it seemed like a self-fulfilling prophecy; everyone doubted the site before it even existed.
What I wanted was to guide the site to a higher standard; the basic assumption seemed to be that this place would have rock-bottom quality standards. That's crap. I knew this community would have growing pains, but I believed a strong culture of quality and well fleshed-out site policies could guide this site to be something useful.
I look around now and I see community closures within hours. I see users defending, editing and reopening closed posts. I see massive piles of downvotes for zero-substance answers, little tolerance for low quality material, meanwhile helpful, detailed answers are rewarded. I see regulars explaining the policies and helping new users along, and helping flesh out the sites' policy on Meta.
This site, and more importantly, it's community, is in great shape. I knew this could happen, but was worried it wouldn't; that's why I wanted to lend a helping hand. I like a challenge, and I like making awesome things. You're all doing a great job now, as are Nick and Julie, so I'm going to duck out and leave matters in your capable hands.
Keep making this an awesome place, Workplacers.