It’s like deja vu all over again!
The people who sign my paycheque are about to change for the 2nd time this year. The investment firm who closed the deal to purchase my employer on the first of the year have flipped us to a major player in the industry.
Personally I think the two players were in cahoots from the very beginning, creating a mutually beneficial agreement to buy the new owner some time with the regulatory bodies, and make the investment firm a tidy profit in the meantime (really, who can complain about a half-billion dollar profit for 3 months of work?). If that is indeed what happened, it’s great business strategy, and I have to admire the new owner for making the arrangement – it just sucks for those of us who actually depend on the jobs that have already, and may soon be eliminated as a result.
Nobody knows what that means for us, and I really don’t care. I have no doubt that whatever the outcome of the situation I’ll land on my feet. There’s no point in being bitter about things. I’m lucky that in this day and age I have no expectations of giving or receiving blind employer loyalty – only a mutual expectation that we’ll each get what we need out of the employee/employer relationship as long as it lasts. Unfortunately, so many of my coworkers have not taken that stance, and are feeling very betrayed. I feel bad for them.