It hasn't been an easy week.
While foofing around finalising the Christmas celebrations, I got called into my bosses office and was told that, after almost 12 years, I no longer had a job.
Nothing wrong with my work, no, it's fine and dandy, in fact glowing references all round...sorry to have to do this, it's not nice and we really would like to keep you because you've been so reliable and capable, etc etc etc...but at the end of the day, we have to let you go due to cost cutting
New management will do that to ya. The business has been humming along for years without any major hassles, but then someone thinks they can do better, come in and make changes that impact on peoples' lives
The thing is though I didn't hear this from "new management". It's not interested in passing on the bad news....they get someone else to do it. That way they avoid any "unpleasantness".
One thing that's always intrigued me. Why is it that the people doing the cost cutting always earn more than the workers they're sacrificing?
It will be interesting to see just how it goes under this new regime....my guess, not as well as they predict. Shame really because I have some terrific and very talented friends still there.