Friday, December 16, 2011

It's not you... it's me...

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 guess, not as well as they predict. Shame really because I have some terrific and very talented friends still there.


  1. Oh dear. Could their timing suck more? I'm so sorry to hear this terrible news.

    Hmmm...I've been part of lots of restructures and it just the same old management stuff recycled and repackaged and then in two years time they realise it was a mistake and change it back again. Idiots.

    I hope they will give you a good redundancy and that you get another job soon. xx

  2. Hey Brismod...yep, timing's everything. But at least they didn't continue the age old Aussie tradition of giving me my marching orders on Christmas Eve, (or the 23rd December) and have security escort me off the premises. lol

  3. oh lovie, I am so sorry to hear that. It is such a shame, as clearly you were a wonderful employee.

    I always find it a bit ironic that management go on about cost cutting, yet in the same year take a pay rise that is well and truly above the cost of inflation :(

  4. Ah yes April, something similar happening here. Someone has very conveniently positioned himself in a certain office to oversee operations...never having worked in this industry before.
    The way of the world I think

  5. Oh lovely, I'm sorry to hear this news. I hope you secure a nice redundancy package and move on to better things. xx

  6. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear this. You poor thing! It just drives be nuts that people lose their jobs and the bosses just keep earning more. So not fair!! Wishing you luck for a new, more fantastic job very soon x

  7. Oh, NO! I'm so sorry. People come who think they know better and bam the whole place goes down the toliet.

  8. Oh no! What distressing news for you, especially at this time of year. I'll be holding you in the light and hoping this will turn you toward a positive path. xo

  9. Hi Melbourne Girl....such unsettling news when I finally got back to checking out your blog. Of late all my news has been doom and gloom. What's happening to this world we once knew!

    Do hope there will be better things for you in 2012 and I hope you and Mont have some special time together this Christmas. Best Wishes...Iris xx

  10. Thanks Iris....I hope 2012 is better for you too!

  11. Oh Lesley, I'm so sorry to hear this. What a terrible time of year for it to happen to. Their loss I say as I know you'd be a wonderful dedicated employee. I hope something even better with better management in charge turns up for you xx


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