When you get a text message that says “keen to talk”, it could be anything. What I didn’t expect were the words, “I’ve put in my resignation”. The company I work for has recently gone through a transition, one that doesn’t bode well for the future given the people who are in the leadership seat now.
I’ve been with them almost 20 years, which for someone in IT, is a long time. A colleague whom over the course of the last 10 years has become a good friend, when we went for coffee and I got the news he’s going to leave; well that shook me pretty hard.
I start early, he would start early. I good working relationship, good friendship and a good team really across IT is one of the main reasons I’m still there.
I’m in a flat spin currently. I can’t willy nilly change the course of my working life, as my family depends on me being the sole income for us.
I know, as we’ve often talked about this, if one of us gets out and into something better that we will bring the core of the team along. The company we are in now doesn’t value loyalty, heck we don’t even get paid over time or bonuses when we bust our guts to get results delivered on time.
Sadly they’re brought this upon themselves, as when the core of the team leaves, sometime over the next 12 months then they will certainly feel the pain. Its a crappy situation to be in but we have to look out for each other as the company certainly doesn’t care. I’ve often remarked that we’re an extended family and our bound together in ways the few would understand.
The year 2018 is going to be interesting.