At work we 15 Fire Wardens dedicated to stopping the building burning down. We have 4 First Aiders dedicated to stopping people dropping dead.
Do these numbers reflect the importance the company puts on the building, compared to the people who work here?
Work are threatening to send me abroad (to India) to train the people who have replaced the people who were outsourced. They are talking about sending me out there for 3 month solid, which is much too long. There is the possibility of 2 month long trips, but that would still be too long.
I suppose some people would say I should jump at the opportunity to visit new cultures and learn all about them, but frankly, I don't want to, and I doubt that I would actually get any benefit from it. All I would do is visit the office and the hotel room. If anything, visiting a non-english speaking culture scares the life out of me.
Knowing me, I will end up going out there anyway.
The biggest problem with the redundancies, is the lack of people to open the blinds for me.
When ordering dodgy stuff through the mail, do not have it shipped to work, where it may end up on your bosses desk, due to him having a very similar name.
First day back at work after the redundancies (had 3 days hols to burn), and things are slowly starting to go to hell in a hand basket!
I'm having to do the of 4 people, and the work that the other 3 people were working on is no where near complete, and in some cases looks like it will have to be thrown away and restarted!
AS time goes on, I expect other things slowly go from bad to worse.
Now all the fun people have disappeared from work, the day absolutely crawls. It feels like it's 9 o'clock at night, and it's not even home time.


Apr. 28th, 2008 01:03 pm
Well, it's been confirmed - I'm the person who survives the massacre, and now I just have to clear up all the blood spilt on the floor.


Apr. 28th, 2008 11:58 am

So far all the others on the team have had their interviews, and they have been made redundant.
Unless something really weird happens, it appears that I'm here for the foreseeable future.

Given the way that things are likely to go with work, and other stuff, I probably need to do thing like make and update contacts.
Can anyone recommend any good places. I'm currently on LinkedIn, but my contacts list is rather small there, so if anyone else is there, or on other sites, could they let me know.
This guessing who is to survive the cull is getting quite interesting.
We've all received appointments to receive the good / bad news, and this has lent weight to the supposition that I will be the survivor.
The theory goes as follows:
Since only on person will survive the cull, the moment that person gets told, everyone else will know they're out. As such, it seems likely that they will be holding this off till near the end of the day, and my interview is the last of the day!!


Apr. 22nd, 2008 06:54 pm
This redundancy thing is odd, or at least feels odd. I have very ambivalent feeling about whether or not I want to be made redundant. It would give me the kick up the arse that I need, but I'm too comfortable at the moment. If I stay, all the people I know at work will be gone. If I go, I'll still miss everyone.
My co-workers are showing a rather distressing degree of confidence in me, in that they are all betting that I will be the one person not to be made redundant on Monday.
What can I do to ensure that I do end up on the scrapheap?
I don't know whether this is good news or bad news.
I'm probably going to be made redundant!


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