Skeptic Friends Network

Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?
Home | Forums | Active Topics | Active Polls | Register | FAQ | Contact Us  
  Connect: Chat | SFN Messenger | Buddy List | Members
Personalize: Profile | My Page | Forum Bookmarks  
 All Forums
 Community Forums
 General Discussion
 The water cooler, part 3
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Previous Page
Author  Topic Next Topic
Page: of 56

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9688 Posts

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...

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
Edited by - Dr. Mabuse on 06/16/2024 01:07:15
Go to Top of Page

Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26022 Posts

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?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
Go to Top of Page

Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
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?

Genetic Literacy Project
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 56  Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Jump To:

The mission of the Skeptic Friends Network is to promote skepticism, critical thinking, science and logic as the best methods for evaluating all claims of fact, and we invite active participation by our members to create a skeptical community with a wide variety of viewpoints and expertise.


Home | Skeptic Forums | Skeptic Summary | The Kil Report | Creation/Evolution | Rationally Speaking | Skeptillaneous | About Skepticism | Fan Mail | Claims List | Calendar & Events | Skeptic Links | Book Reviews | Gift Shop | SFN on Facebook | Staff | Contact Us

Skeptic Friends Network
© 2008 Skeptic Friends Network Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 1 seconds.
Powered by @tomic Studio
Snitz Forums 2000