Weird. The turmoil at the Sirius Cybernetics Corp is even greater than I had originally thought. The “cost containment” is going to be so widespread, that it doesn’t make sense for any of us to try to transfer to another area within SCC’s IT&S department – all other departments are cutting back, too.
Yet, sometime within the next few months, one of the three of us will have find something, somewhere. “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”
So, I took the first, halting steps. I started looking; I started with the web sites of some of the most stable employers in town. An right off the bat, I found something that intrigues me. The fit isn’t perfect, and it would be a pay cut for me, but anybody that knows the largest non-government employer in Nashville knows that the benefits are great and job stability can only be beaten by the State of TN.
Like I said, the fit isn’t perfect, but I realized something:
I’m going to be OK.
7 years programming/database experience, (5 years of Microsoft.Net), and 20 years general IT experience go a long way. I’ve basically been “the man” in my department since its inception. Unless my supervisor decides to lie (to keep me), I’m going to get a GREAT reference. (Plus my old supervisor, who comments here, will put in a good word as well (hopefully) Funny thing is, she’s looking, too).
I probably won’t go for this particular job – it would be nice to stay in the same pay range, and things aren’t desperate yet. But it’s comforting to know that it only took me 30 seconds to find a job I at least have a shot at.
I’m going to be OK. What I need to concentrate on is making sure my co-workers are going to be OK.