As I’ve stated in the past I am currently in a psychological war with one of the people I work with, he runs to the team leader when he has a problem with me rather than telling me himself, I run to the manager when I have a problem with him. Things have settled recently, especially since improving skills at work and going on holiday for a week.
He’s even started making me cups of tea again! I’m not the only person that’s been having problems with him though as my managers manager had to have a meeting with him and the other guy on our team about the problems they’ve been having, telling them they need to get on for the good of the team, but of course they’ve decided to take the “Let’s Ignore We Exist” approach.
I think he started to realise though that the manager liked me quite a lot and that I was her new golden boy on the team, well today all that has changed.
I knew today was going to be a bad day, I could feel it in my waters, especially considering I was late by half an hour because I overlaid in bed this morning, I should have stayed in bed and pretended the world didn’t exist, because today was the day that my manager was forced to take redundancy. I don’t know why exactly, those details are never released to people so low on the corporate ladder, apparently her managers manager, the top person in the area is wanting to restructure the Service Desk, he had discussions with my manager about changes to her job role and for what ever reason she didn’t like them.
Obviously it’s going to take a lot for anyone to willingly leave a company they’re the manager of so I know it couldn’t have been a good change, but he’s a tough man that big boss man and he basically said you can have it this way or leave, so after 12 and a half years service to this company she has opted to leave.
12 and a half years! The longest job I’ve ever had so far was 4 years. But she’s gone as of the end of today and that makes the team leader the new person in charge. But I’m upset about it for many reasons:
1) She’s the best manager I’ve probably ever had and I’ve had a lot of managers in my short time, I know what makes a good manager and she definitely was at the top of my list.
2) I’m no longer anybody’s golden boy, I’m just another member of the team, I know, I know, but I’ve never been anyone’s golden boy before.
3) I no longer have anyone to forward my complaints to that isn’t biased, I like my team leader I do, but I think her professional relationship with the prick in question gets in the way of matters and there is a massive dispute on this team about the way certain people are treated.
Not only that the Director of IT and Systems has also said further plans for re-structuring of the Service Desk will be announced in due course. Who knows what this will mean, I’m pretty happy the way things are at the moment so it can’t be a good thing, I hate change and within the space of a day there has been a massive change.
All that arse kissing for nothing! My probation ends next month, it was almost guaranteed I’d be staying on, now this has thrown that theory into chaos.