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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 06/16/2024 :  01:03:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For the last 6 years I've been working as a technician for the Australian mining company Orica. A few decades ago they bought the Swedish company Nitro Nobel, which was founded by Alfred Nobel. Anyways, about a month ago one of the middle managers for the section I'm working for, Mining Services, needed to make some local down-sizing due to reduced business.

My department has been as busy as always, but it has been passed around different organizations never really fitting in anywhere. We manufacture, service, and repair the initiation system. The electronic boxes with the button you press to make all the things go boom. First, my department belonged to the After Sales and Logistics organization. Then we were moved to Engineering. Then to Production, and the latest move was to Mining Services about a year ago. During these 6 years, I've had 10 managers in total.

Like I said, my department (all two of us) are as busy as always, but middle management decided that one of us had to go as a part of the "restructuring". Labour law says "last in, first out" which means I'm being made redundant. When I leave, I take 80% of the technical skills, electronics, troubleshooting experience, computer and IT systems knowledge.
My co-worker is going to get worked to death, and I predict the department will collapse in less than 6 months. He's already making stress-induced mistakes which is compounding on an already bad situation.

I'm happy though.
I have been contemplating about rage-quitting over poor salary-development for the last 3 years. Thanks to circumstances, the decision was taken out of my hands, and I feel a sense of relief. June 20th is the Swedish midsummer holiday, which marks the start of a 5 weeks of accumulated vacation days until my employment formally ends.

Also, I have a new job lined up. I've been to two interviews for a new position with a military sub-contractor, and they are interested in hiring me. Next, I'm going to get vetted by the Swedish Secret Service...

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Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 06/16/2024 01:07:15
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Dave W.
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Posted - 06/18/2024 :  16:14:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats, Mab!

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
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Evil Skeptic

13477 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2024 :  19:00:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cool, Mab!

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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