Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Getting the band back together

I'm writing these entries as they happen and as I have time to jot things down but I may not publish until months from now (or ever).  This post was written a year or so ago, when the events were still fresh.  I waited for a while to post this because I didn’t want to risk my job hunting efforts or reveal any information about my former company.  The purpose of these posts aren't to bash my former employer but to share my experience.

I'm writing these posts about the switch to Managed Services at TopFive's aka the outsourcing of our IT but not publishing them.  If you are reading this than it means it either because safe to post or you hacked into the admin panel of my blog (good job).

So we had another round of meetings to talk about what is going to happen.  People are naturally upset, especially if they went through this before.  There is a lot of uncertainty and you cannot control much of anything.

I'm some ways I'm...relieved.  Don't get me wrong, I will miss the paycheck and am concerned how soon I will be able to replace it and by how much.  But honestly, I have been struggling for work for years now.   My demand has been significantly below my capacity for longer than I can recall. 

A new wrinkle has emerged in my industry.  I've alluded to the No-Name Software Company and it's many buy outs.  This week news came that it was breaking off and forming its own entity, basically going back to pre Big Corporation size.

And for months I've been having dreams where I'm back at the No-Name Software Company.  Serendipity?  Perhaps.  But there is a reason people left No-Name Software Company and it sounds like all the major players that were part of the dysfunction got cushy jobs at the new gig.

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