Work is restructuring (gah!!)

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@emmrr3:  Oh no! What a crummy thing to hear about while you’re enjoying your week off!  On the other hand,  it was nice that you got the heads up from a colleague, rather than having the surprise when you returned to work.

On the lighter side, we tend to expect the worst when we hear things like this.  Maybe they won’t have you focus more on sales.  If they’re cutting from the top, and you’re currently toward the bottom, at least you’re likely to be ‘safe’ while you look for something else.  🙂  Good luck!

ETA:  Aargh 🙁  I just read your edit.  That’s such a bummer 🙁 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@emmrr3:  When they started heaving heaps more responsibility on your plate that’s usually a bad sign – from my personal experience. Sorry bee, job stress sucks big time!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@emmrr3:  Definitely breathe!  🙂  It will all be okay.  I’ll bet you’re tough enough to stick it out until something better comes along.


Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@emmrr3:  A lot of companies are doing that, my own included. From a management perspective, it is great to have one person doing two jobs and getting paid one salary. From the point of view of the person doing 2 jobs, it sucks (I am currently doing two and while I enjoy the work, it can be draining – and I did ask for more money).

At least you got a heads up and you can always start sending out resumes. Maybe you will end up happy with your job and not want to switch, but it never hurts to have options.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@emmrr3:  The silver lining is that you can add diverse experience to your resume. You may not like sales, but employers love it. It shows relationship management experience and direct contribution to the bottom line. There is a whole new world of skills you will be able to say you have if you stick it out (even for 6 months).

I hate where I’m at too, so I know how you feel. I have an MBA and work experience (including management) and I am still struggling to find something new. The market sucks, so we have to make due with what is currently available to us. If you can find a few bright points in a see of crappiness, then all the better 🙂

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