It’s Not a Question of “If” But “When” the Axe Will Fall

It’s all speculation.

None of the worker bees know what is going on and I don’t have faith the corner offices know what the best course of action will be.

All we know is that some of us are getting punted immediately and anyone who remains will be wishing they were.

How do we know?

They informed us via email!!!

I kid you not- email.

It’s the kind of maneuver that leaves you speechless. You people are not newbies and yet you made such an amateur mistake. Morale plummeted immediately.

Anyone with half a brain knew that something was up. Nothing happening now is anything new. It’s just that everything is coming to a head but instead of making things clear in the town hall meeting in January, the bad news was confirmed in an email.

Will they do what needs to be done for the good of the company or what they can get away with to preserve their egos and expense accounts?

My best guess might as well be a flip of the coin but I am leaning towards the latter.

A lot of the contractors production side have already left or been notified that their contracts will not be renewed. It really is a shame because we have a great group of people. Some days, it is the only reason I drag my butt to work.

I’ve had many conversations about this with fellow speculators. Logic and reason says that even if the company is in the midst of a massive transformation, they will still need people to pay the bills, collect revenue, recognize revenue, deal with royalties, the analysis, cost reporting, tax credits but who knows where their heads are at. It will be very interesting to see if they pink slip some of their executive cronies.

Will the Board slap them down again? Perhaps.

The deadline they gave themselves (in the email) was the end of February. I am not sure if they realize it but that is THIS WEEK!

I don’t know what would be the worse-case scenario for me right now. If I am turfed Friday, I would get an okay severance (what is owed by law) and all those vacation days I couldn’t use because I was always too busy. All told it’s about three months. It would give me time to supervise repairs at my parent’s house and stage it for sale.

Ultimately I have done everything I can do to prepare for any contingency. Everything else is out of my hands.

I just wish it wasn’t so hard to get motivated to come into work. It has gotten worse in the last week. I can’t focus on anything for more than a few minutes. The amount of crap being thrown my way is increasing and too much of it (almost all of it) is crap that my lazy good-for-nothing predecessor left behind.

I think I’ll check Craigslist. There was an ad put up by an artist looking for a part-time studio assistant. That could be fun and a welcome distraction from my spreadsheet hell.

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~ by angryegg on February 23, 2010.

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