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The end of my career

Harumph. My employer has taken a look at job titles, functions, families and descriptions and done a complete overhaul of them. This afternoon I was informed that as of March 1st, I'll be going back 2 steps in scope. To give me time to adjust to my changed circumstance, my position in the salary scales has been frozen for 3 years...which means that unless I move on to another position of equal or higher scope to what mine was classed at before within in that time frame, my chances of advancement will be virtually nil after 2011.

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curiouswombat
Feb. 19th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Bugger.

gamiila
Feb. 19th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
That's one way of looking at it. But it's also one more reason for getting serious about moving on.
bogwitch
Feb. 19th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
See it as the kick up the bum you've been needing.
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
I do think it will be easier to let go now.
desdemonaspace
Feb. 20th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
WTF!?! I'll bet that Jobsworth is behind it. Turn over a rock and find something crawly. Dang him!
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
I'll bet that Jobsworth is behind it.

Well, yes, in a way. He has been whittling away at my job description for some time now and now he's presented a new, stripped-down version to HR, on the basis of which I've been reclassed...but it's happened throughout the company. It's part of the on-going cost cutting initiative: cut down on your payroll and you increase profit.

This just isn't the company I joined anymore.
tori_x
Feb. 20th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
You seem to hate your job (well maybe not your job just where you work) so maybe this is a blessing in disguise! :)
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, I definitely think there's a positive in there!
julchek
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
I agree with Bogwitch (and you) about this being the impetus to get the hell out of there. And then you wouldn't have to put up with that little wart Jobsworth anymore ;-)

Bummer in the short term, but a good opportunity for the long haul. Hugs, sweetie!
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie!

Edited at 2008-02-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
__kali__
Feb. 20th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
That sucks, but as others have mentioned now you have a perfectly good reason to give them the metaphorical finger and find yourself a better job, closer to home and without a three-hour commute.
gamiila
Feb. 20th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I no longer see any reason to remain absurdy loyal to the company anymore, if this is how they choose to treat their employees.
enigmaticblues
Feb. 20th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
*hugs* That doesn't sound like good news at all.
diachrony
Feb. 20th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Definitely time to leave then. The company absolutely doesn't deserve your loyalty.

Greener pastures ahoy!
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