Thursday, July 30, 2015

The verdict is in . . .

No change to their proposed organisation structure.  Apparently two part time admin positions are going to replace my current job.  I swear I just don't get it.

 This whole process  has really taken a toll on me.  I'm feeling so old and tired all the time.  

So my Boss finishes on the 21st October, his wife Andrea finishes on the 28th August and my job is disestablished on the 28th August.  

However I have been asked to stay on until the 18th December  to help with the transition period.

So I shall.

I've actually reached a place where I'm okay and thinking positively ahead and starting to look forward to my future.  It might be the best thing that could happen to me.

My husband has been looking after me too.

We went away to Bowentown last weekend just the two of us.  So peaceful and relaxing and what I needed to take my mind off things.

 Had lovely nice walks along the beach, holding hands.  Feeling the love.

I'm pleased to see Mr T with a bit more beef on him.  He looks so healthy.

Right, time to move forward.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Life is like a box of chocolates . . . you never know what you're going to get

So -  what you don't know has really been happening in my world is that they have been doing an "Office Realignment"  otherwise known as restructuring where I work.

I have worked here for 20 years.  I love my job.  I love being involved in the community I live in helping to make it a better place.

About three years ago something "happened" which started a battle of personalities which has led to the office realignment.

We are not a very big office - we were only 7 now we are 5 with one more person leaving in a month or so.

Last week we were given a proposal of what the organisation is planning to do.

Of the remaining 4 jobs only one will remain.  And it isn't mine.  Three are being disestablished.  My position is now going to become 2 part time admin positions. 

I am collateral damage.

Am I allowed to say that to get rid of two people they had to make sure that it didn't look like they were personally targetting them otherwise there could well be a lawsuit involved.  So my job has been minimalised as well.

We now have the opportunity to provide feedback before they make the final decision on the 23rd of July.

I have plenty to say.

How am I feeling?  Well pretty fair to say I've been pretty upset and emotional.  

20 years of loyalty doesn't seem to count these days.

However,  I'm not 100% convinced the planned proposal will go ahead.  Because it doesn't make sense and it's ridiculous.  

I have a couple of plans in place so will just wait and see what the 23rd July brings then things will be a bit clearer.

At the moment I am just trying to be positive and professional.

Happy . . .

Life is great, things are going way better than expected ( I hope I don't bloody jinx it)  we are good, we are happy, we are relaxed....