It’s been a while since things were like this at the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation. Everyone has known something was going to happen; the company is billions (with a “b”) in debt. Now, the rumours and whispers have reached a fever pitch. Now, the word that every IT worker in the world dreads the most is being spoken in hushed tones:
Now, my small department apparently is going to get smaller, but we may be the lucky ones.
Funny, it’s like the weather. You know that “feeling” in the air when a snow, or a big storm is on the way? Well, there have been a rash of retirements lately; this many at one time should have given us a clue that some had been given a head’s up, and were getting out while the getting was good.
The managers at the Sirius Cybernetics Corp would be wise to be perfectly up front with everyone. The uncertainty is the hardest part, and it’s causing a marked drop in productivity.
I’ve always tried to live Jesus’ words about not worrying; that’s really going to be put to the test in the coming months. Interstingly, my own luck in employment makes this harder for me. I have been gainfully employed nonstop since 1979. I have never left a job, unless I was moving up to a higher paying job. So, I don’t know what being involuntarily terminated is like; because it is “the unknown”, it’s even scarier to me than some of my coworkers who have been through it before.
This is the last I’m going to mention this for a while, unless I learn something definite. It’s not good for me to sit and worry. I’m going to try and enjoy the weekend instead.