The announcement was a great shock to us all, but there it was…Dear loyal employees we need to cut costs so please take this package and go.
The problem is it’s not as easy at that. No, we have to apply for the package and depending on whether you are “key” or not you may well be rejected.
The other little gem is that if not enough people apply then mother-ship will make the decision for you…wonderful!
So as the good and loyal employees we are, we took the news, left the building and went to the pub to drink our troubles away. Typically we all laughed and patted each other on the back while exchanging ideas of how we’re going to spend the dosh.
Three days later and the mood has changed. There are only six days left to apply and the bitchiness has started. Only this morning one of my colleagues mentioned that another colleague would be happy to do my job with her job if I’d go! WTF! Are those 2 for real?
Some employees are planning a collective storming of the executives office to demand a contract because they feel they are indispensable.
Others just feel they are indispensable and spend all their time telling everybody this.
And then of course some just want to get the heck out of here, know they are key and hope like hell their applicaton will be accepted
I’m not only facing the prospect of leaving a job, I’m also looking at leaving my family. I’ve been here 17 years, I’m part of the furniture. I’ve lived through a failed marriage and divorce, a wonderful new relationship and second marriage. Daughter’s matric dances, Matric results, special anniversaries, daughters 21st’s etc etc.
This is going to be a tough couple of weeks…