Monday, November 27, 2006
In Uncertain Times
Yep! It is that time again.
The workplace does not seem to be at its "pink of health" again.
It is once again, time to exercise to get "lean." Yes, to be a totally new skeleton-like model, all the fat and the meat have to be trimmed away.
So trim away they will. Maybe at the end of the month I will see shocked and pale faces walking out of the door. One of those faces can be me too. I will not be shocked. In fact, it is expected.
The uncertain time is here again, here to stay until this very lean model collapses on the runway from nothing in the body to burn on.
Thursday evening will be the verdict. Maybe I am totally wrong and am totally paranoid about this. I hope, no pray that I am absolutely wrong about this! No, I am not so concern about me, I am more concern about the people under my charge.
I had my former Boss of more than 20 years, left the door alone... no management or HR representative to give him the dignity of seeing him out the door, bidding farewell. He left the main door for the last time alone, it was like the end of a work day. Sigh.
Yes, they had their last lunch with him. After that, nothing matters. I just had to walked him out the door and bid farewell. The least I could do. He deserved the respect of an Operations Manager should receive even for the very last hour.
This long, drawn-out Survivor series will have to end somehow. It is just a matter of time. Like all Survivor series, everybody will be voted out until an HQ winner will emerge.
If I have to walk the walk of shame, I will not feel shame, I will not feel angry either. In fact, I am grateful that I lasted 15 years with the model. I have honestly done my best in every task I did, the best I know how without hurting anyone along the way.
I am proud I have rendered my services and have honestly received my dues.
I may be jumping the gun here, but I am at peace. Like someone said to me just before he left "... it may be a blessing in disguise, if I don't go, I will never do what I have always wanted to do..."
He is successful and happy where he is now. So, there!
I have good plans that I wish to do with Wifey. The plan can of course wait until an opportune time, but if I have to go, then I will make the opportunity, and do it sooner.
Wish me luck... either way!