The Bad Time

Well.  I’m nearly five (I’m secretly waiting until I can start quoting A.A.Milne!) but the inevitable has finally happened.  My workplace is going through some “structural changes”, shall we say.  For the first time in my career, people I know and respect are losing their jobs around me.  I don’t want to go into my opinions of the specifics of the decision as I don’t have the full picture.  I certainly don’t have the whole set of numbers nor the strategic view.  But rather, I want to go into the emotional side of things.  Because actually, it’s quite a scary time for everyone involved.

Many people have been saying that the writing has been on the wall for a long time.  Certainly the sales data sent through on the internal financial reports haven’t been painting a rosy picture at all.  Given that this is my first time experiencing this level of staff redundancies, and ones so close to home, I can’t say with any kind of truthfulness, that I saw this coming.  I honestly believed that we would weather the storm and that because we are bidding for several large contracts at the moment, that we’d all be breathing a big sigh of relief sooner, rather than later, that we’d be in good shape again.  Apparently not.

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