Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Time is flying!

We're nearly at the end of February... One sixth of the way through the year!  Scary huh!

Work is interesting at the moment as the company is going through a restructuring process and the reality is that there is some downsizing to take place... I am safe given I am seconded to the company by the parent company (and hence not on the downsizing company's payroll) but nevertheless it is distracting.  I personally think the change is needed and the new direction is the right direction in my mind, but at the same time some people I have enjoyed working with are leaving.

My two ex-bosses who hired me are gone... the Managing Director and the Finance Director are both out the door with the latter announcing his departure today.  It is odd because they hired me and they saw the need for what I do and now they have paid the price for this change.  Mixed feelings I guess...

But its not like I am a stranger to all this... I have been made redundant three times in my life and in all cases it was because of "company restructure".  The difference is that this time I am on the side of the change agents and not a drone in the org chart that is to be snipped off at the trunk.  Kinda refreshing!

All this change however doesn't mean I am idle.  Work is moving forward with gusto and projects are proceeding and my services are needed in many more pots... A lot of these projects are being driven out of Europe - be it because the project is physically occurring there or because the financing is driven from there and as such, like tonight, I will be on the phone to Europe which means my day will be extended a tad.  Not great, but its not the norm so it remains on the side of exciting rather than tiresome.


2 comments:

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Clay said...

Thanks, I love Duck Pancakes too!