Thursday, 5 June 2008

A lot of hearsay

In the last month the company I work for has made around 30 of it's employees redundant (no warning what-so-ever). About a third of the training team went. This week I find out that I will have a new boss as of Monday due to role restructures. Talking to my soon to be old boss today I asked him how long he thought his job would last considering he was working on creating a virtual type training simulation thing-a-ma-jiggy. He estimates around 3-4 months. He then told me to seriously start looking for a new job as well. If the online training environment he creates is good then the Director's will most likely say my job is redundant. Of course this is all hearsay and I would hope that my new boss will really kick up a fight to keep me so that his sales team don't have to take on that personal touch side of training. Lord help the poor members if they do because these guys know diddly squat!

So what am I going to do? I have no idea. The thought has crossed my mind that if the training is less personal I might contract out to the members who are serious about using the program but can't handle cold training from a CD. Who knows what might happen there.

I don't want to be a Broker or a PA again. That would be like a demotion of sorts. Working for one of the Banks is also out of question. Seven years with one of them belittling my skills is enough.

I have a mortgage and a retired mother to look after. The cost of living is very high here and with inflation and interest rates going through the roof I am feeling very apprehensive about my future financial security.

I can see how God has led me to this job and it is the first one I have really thoroughly enjoyed. I keep thinking surely He won't take it away form me. I then think well if He does it means there is something better around the corner. Maybe I will develop a brain for running a small business and will be able to do something with all my crafty skills. I am definitely going to open my Etsy store on the weekend.


Doniamarie said...

I'm so sorry your work situation is deteriorating! Hopefully, you'll still have a job; I know how much you enjoy it! But I'm so proud of your attitude! I definitely know how hard these times are getting and I don't think my attitude would be as good as yours if our situations were reversed. I know you'll be fine but get your store up and running! That's so exciting!

BealcA's Pad said...

Good thoughts about, God having something better yet in the offering, He is the best partner one could have and to let Him lead you where He wants you to go. Just follow on and keep Pedaling. Love yah

Nicole said...

Well done on the positive thoughts. You sound like a hard worker and hard workers always survive. Will have my fingers crossed for you, hope all goes well.