Thursday, July 10, 2008

(Not) So Patiently Waiting

We've been under a re-org at work -- basically, they're shifting people, projects, reporting structures, etc, around because our organization got a new VP. There have been rumors rumors everywhere about what will happen to the project I work on. I've sat back, relaxed, and waited for the announcement to come out. No point in worrying and useless speculation. Then the announcement came out.

They are picking up my project and moving it to a new leadership sector, who has their own plans (whatever they are) for the project. They are also moving everyone who works on the project. That is, everyone BUT me. My name was disturbingly absent. On top of that, no one knows what they're going to do with me. You see, I was fine with all this sitting back and waiting crap, as long as everyone else was waiting too. Now I'm losing my patience!

No one thinks my job is in jeopardy. My feats and skills are well known to those decision makers. Besides, even if they didn't want me in their org, there would be plenty of places I could relocate to within the company. I've heard some speculation (funny how I'm interested in that now, huh) that my boss's former boss plans to keep me for himself to work on new, individual contributor projects. Which I'm hoping means that a team somewhere would like to see a process automated and I'll get called in to design and implement a brand new system and show off my mad skills. What will actually happen, I have no idea. But hey, I can dream.

I've been playing the waiting game since Monday. I wonder how much longer it will last?


maggie's mind said...

Limbo is rugged. Hope you hear something soon.

lynda w said...

Oooh, they are on to your Monopoly playing!!! Just kidding. You're much more patient than I am. I'd have had a nervous breakdown by now, not knowing what is going on. Good luck.

Pollye P said...

I think your positive attitude about the whole thing is wise for your age. I venture to say it will turn out with you showing off your skills. Good vibs your way.

BK said...

I don't like the waiting game. Like they always said, "Everything happened for a reason." Maybe it is time to move on to greater opportunity. All the best to you!