Monday will begin a new phase for me, which will likely be temporary, but in this case temporary means anywhere possibly from 6 months to 2 years. My job, which I adore, has undergone some massive changes. Due to some changes that are beyond my control, my supervisor's control and even the executives' control, my position is being temporarily eliminated due to changes in the company's contract. This is incredibly difficult for me as I LOVED what I was doing and in fact I have never had a job that paid so well, provided such good benefits, provided the in-deparment comraderie or provided me with such personal satisfaction. We knew there were massive changes coming since August. Since the abrupt changes have no end in sight currently, upper management had two choices: lay us off or reassign us. We are hopeful that these changes will be temporary --- whatever that means when dealing with bureaucracy.
Other departments within the company that weren't as affected by the changes need additional staffing. Our department was pretty much consumed with busy work for the past couple of months in order to stay busy. I am very thankful that instead of laying off our department, upper management chose to reassign us. And it will be okay. Nevertheless, the last week has been an adjustment of immense proportions. It is hard to let go and to readjust my thinking.
I have a job. That job isn't going anywhere, and in this economic climate, I can now (after a pity party), let go and move on to the next phase extremely grateful.
So sorry for the long absence, it has been difficult transition. Monday will start a new chapter. And I think that will be a very good thing.