Friday, November 21, 2008

[The Life of Shaun #297] Safe...

for now...

We lost two head count today and, by all rights, as the newest person on the team, I should be gone.  But, I think, I am the happy beneficiary of circumstance. 

Our team's divided into two parts: margin and risk support.  Two weeks after I joined, someone from the risk support side left.  Someone from the margin side moved over to that side "temporarily" - it's permanent now.  Happy circumstance.

So that was just a head count naturally gone not replaced...  we also actively lost a headcount from our half of the team.  But another lucky situation for me here.  She is (was) on a 70% time contract.  Problem is, she came and left at the times that were officially 70% of our "40 hour" week - there was no margin (ha!) for necessity.  Happy circumstance.

Stressful day, glad it's over and glad to still be on my team.  A glass (read: four bottles) of wine was shared with two colleagues tonight to reflect.

Thanks for all your crossed fingers and toes - keep them that way since, as we were told we were safe now, we were also told to be realistic about the current market conditions.

Keeping my chin up,
Shaun

Shaun H. Coley
Shadwell, Tower Hamlets
London, UK

http://www.friendster.com/shaunism

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