Monday, July 02, 2012

DH Is Still Employed and Other Updates

Today is the day we found out the fate of DH's employment status as the sale of the old company he worked for happened on Saturday.  Good news is he is in the bucket of being offered a permanent position.  His title is staying the same of a Director, so they are not trying to offer him a lower position than he used to have, so it seems.  The salary is with a 19% pay cut, but we have checked the budget numbers and we can handle that.  However, he can't say a lot of his employees and co-workers had similiar good fates today.  As my old mentor used to tell me, "Good people do get laid off."

Other than that, I've been working hard at my office.  I heard a rumor that there may be a reorganization that affects me and give me a new manager.  I have heard who the new manager would be and I think I'm OK with it.  I'm sure there are more details, but I don't know when they will be making these changes and I have to stay completely mum as I was told in confidence by a very good source in management that swore me to secrecy.

I've also been working on my pre-work for school.  Today I finished doing an online evaulation that goes with the book Strengths Finder 2.0.  It's been very interesting.  Apparently my top 5 themes are:  Responsibility, Consistency, Communication, Arranger and Connectedness. We are told that the Leadership classes we will have this first module will be focusing on this as well as our professional coaches will be using these in conversations with us.  It's a very interesting book.  I like the concept that working on improving your weaknesses and making them "less weak" is not very productive and that instead you should focus on your strengths and make them even stronger, as obviously that is where your natural talent lies.

3 comments:

cat said...

Much relief! So glad for you

Michelle Smiles said...

Sounds like pretty happy news :)

I Believe in Miracles said...

These seems like good news. Yeah!