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The more things change...

Apparently, I was briefly unemployed Friday.

I didn't find out about it until after the situation was remedied, but my position was one of the 15 or so that was terminated in my company this month.

I didn't learn about this until during a meeting with my deparment, when the president of the company asked me if the head of Manufacturing had a chance to talk with me.

Through round-about ways, my bosses found out what had happened--by deduction, that I wasn't on the invite list for the departmental restructure rap-and-luncheon. And the head of Manufacturing had just radically increased his duties, and his staff pool. So he saw that I was on the list of people to be terminated.

After that, apparently, a lot of voice mails were sent, since my bosses very much want to keep me around, and I guess I've left a favorable impression with manufacturing. Probably from all the darn tech support I give them.

Anyway, I have a new job now. I don't know what it is, they don't know what it is. Probably inventory control. Wheee, more numbers. I can't say I'm totally happy about that--it's kind of interesting, I guess, and I'll be able to legitimately spend company dollars on buffing my Excel skills to freakish heights, but it doesn't make my creative side gush with joy.

It's nice to be wanted. Distressing to have been "downsized", even though it didn't affect me. There may be a small raise in the end, I'm not sure, since I'm not exactly receiving a "promotion", more of a lateral step. I'll learn more on Monday.


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Mar. 3rd, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Aww, they better get their act together over there. Though it wouldn't hurt you to look around and send a few resumes out, just to see if there is something thath *would* engage your creative side. You're just so eloquent and funny--surely someone over there can use that!
Mar. 3rd, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Re: *hugs*
Yeah...I'm just reluctant to wander off. On the other hand, it'll be a few months before I've got my usual emotional dependency thing happening.
Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Nice to know that during all that, someone though you were valuable enough to hang on to.

Do update your resume though.
Mar. 4th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Always good to be wanted :)
Mar. 5th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Considering what's been happening over there, this sounds like the perfect time to start polishing up that resume and either learning new skills for a spankin' new job or at least looking for one. I'm not saying you should leave just yet, I know how much you USED to like Harcourt, how long you've been there, etc. I know how much you hate change, too, and anything that involves you going to someone and saying, firmly, "Okay, enough, leaving now."

But the words "rat" and "sinking ship" are flashing in my head like little neon signs. Let this be a wakeup call to you.
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