Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Wish me luck...

We were told on Monday that the Big Boss wants to see as many members of my department as can make it today, to tell us the result of a review of the department's role. The review has not involved any member of the department - we have not been consulted, and the person who has conducted the review has very little understanding of or respect for what we do. He's the sort of person who can only see value if it can be measured in figures on a spreadsheet - preferably with £ signs in front of them.

Most of us think that there are probably going to be redundancies, and there may also be a fundamental change in the job description of those who are left. As a small, close-knit team, either of these things will cause a lot of upheaval.

On the plus side, if I'm made redundant I'll be able to cancel the event that would otherwise prevent me from doing IVF #3 this cycle.

Unfortunately, I think a doubling or more of my workload is more likely than redundancy, possibly with a shift in emphasis to mean that I get to do more of the stuff I hate and less of the stuff I enjoy.

To say I'm less than excited about today is an understatement.


  1. Good luck - hope the result is as positive as possible. Coco x

  2. Good luck ... I'll be thinking of you and hoping for the best possible news!

  3. Oh, wishing you tons and tons of luck. Reading your post, I couldn't help but flash back to the movie "Office Space". Not so funny when it's your reality. Keeping my fingers crossed that all works out well!