To my surprise, our Python programmer not only showed up to work, he was here at a reasonable time and tried to dive into work. He couldn't, though, as he had already been locked out of the system. We fired him this morning and are now exploring options to see what we can do to complete his work.
Regrettably, I am probably the last choice to take over his system as my work is more likely to generate immediate revenue. However, I'm not sure how we're going to hire a competent Python programmer when we're struggling to make payroll.