Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Will I Stay Or Will I Go?

The Partners were meeting today to decide on the future structure of the firm. They will announce the redundancies on 5 December. They can't do it immediately as it's less than three months since they made the first round of cuts. I've spent six of the last seven months in uncertainty. It's been Hell.

I could spend the next eight working days striving for professional perfection, pulling rabbits out of hats and generally outperforming any previous outstanding performance. In Hull.

Or I could use up my last eight days' holiday entitlement selling wares at the largest Bike Show of the year. In Birmingham.

If I'm not back within a fortnight, I have ridden into the Midlands on the back of a batty biker.


Blogger Pete said...

fingers xed. and may I say you have lost a fair bit of weight.

7:49 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Hope things work out the way you would want them.

8:52 am  
Blogger Seany said...

I've been put through the same at our place several times and I know how it feels.

Whichever way, I hope you get the result you really want

6:41 pm  
Blogger tom909 said...

Ah, the one advantage of not having a job - you can't lose it. I've always tried to balance that off against loadsa money and paid holidays.
You'll be fine whatever CP. Life goes on, and other worthless cliches etc etc.

10:00 am  
Blogger delcatto said...

Good luck and whichever choice you make hopefully you'll have fun and laughter....I'd go for the bikes. They are more fun, the smell of hot oil, leathers, good music, sex, drugs, rock 'n' gets my vote!

11:28 pm  
Blogger kj said...

hey! i'm just stopping by and find multiple posts. are you back, cp?
i hope so. you're one of my favs, you know


2:37 am  
Blogger zIggI said...

thinking of you!

Himself he can picture in tight black leather . . .


7:55 am  
Anonymous Tim said...

Go to the show!
You never know who might be there!
Could be a recently retired biker type person, possibly.
Seriously, hope the employment thing works out well, you're too good to lose.
Best wishes.

12:25 pm  
Blogger C.J.Duffy said...

My thoughts are with you. Redundancy can often be seen as a great opportunity to make some money, or rather to grab a bit and bung in the bank; BUT, you need to have flawless timing and the ability to get another job, seamlessly and as one job goes west, with a salary while cash gathers dust in your account.
My experience is that it is never as potentially good as it might seem.
Fingers crossed that you keep the job.
Having said that you are in the enviable position of being a much sought after commodity.
Good luck whatever!

4:38 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...


8:11 pm  
Blogger Donn Coppens said...

There it is again..all these Brit Bloggers are talking about Redundancies...over and over again..redundancies.

Are companies over there forced to fire somebody every year or is it just because we are entering a cataclysmic world-wide depression?

Why would anyone dream of letting you go? You are fabulous, brilliant, beautiful, witty and no trouble at all but I'm beginning to sound redundant.

1:57 am  

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