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April 10, 2007

Surprises

Filed under: workin for the man — lexifab @ 12:21 pm

Well that was interesting. I’m just back from a meeting in which the big boss revealed that he is leaving in a few weeks time. The interesting part is that, while I was aware that his contract must be up soon and that he would have to decide whether to renew it, it seems that I was just about the only person in the entire branch who did not know that he’d already made that decision.

In and of itself that’s not particularly significant – he’s a good boss, I’ve liked working for him but it doesn’t surprise me that he’s looking forward rather than endure another couple of years in the meat grinder that is our office – but what I find quite startling is that I did not have the slightest inkling about his going. More upsetting than startling, actually – it’s a good indicator that the sense of isolation and alienation from a workplace that I used to feel an integral part of is actually real.

My job and I have grown apart. Time to make a clean break.

4 Comments »

  1. YAY! That’s the most positive post I’ve read for weeks. Don’t let the turkey’s get you down, be
    fabulous as we all know you are.

    Comment by Alix — April 11, 2007 @ 8:27 am

  2. I’m in the middle of updating my CV as I type this. And I’ve been to speak with the head of HR (my old boss) about what other jobs are around and on offer at the moment. If it turns out that there’s nothing good internally, I’ll go out.

    Comment by lexifab — April 11, 2007 @ 11:42 am

  3. Chin up, Dave. Remember there is an indirect relationship between the quality of your CV and the likelihood that your next job will be as bad as your last 🙂 How’s that for some motivation!

    Comment by AlanE — April 12, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

  4. That is not spectacularly reassuring, Al, as you would be well aware. However, I happen to know that you are turning horribly horribly old this week, and no doubt going senile with it, so I will let that one go.

    Comment by lexifab — April 15, 2007 @ 10:47 am

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