There have been interesting recent developments at the SaltMinesLimited.
You may recall that around two months ago I was offered another role. You may also recall that I agonised very long and hard about it and after much advice, including that of an imaginary Internet Friend whom I admire greatly, decided I was going to accept.
Of course things are never that simple.
The CEO (henceforth: God) did not want me to take the role. For, as he explained, DishyBoss would be sad and TeamCareerDeath would fall apart (whatever you are thinking and WTFing, believe me, I thought that too).
CFO and my ex-boss from way, way back in Team Cool-Until-You-Are-In-It then concocted an elaborate scheme whereby I might be shared between the teams, gradually transitioning fully to Team NameToBeDecided.
And then nothing happened for a good while.
And so, miserably, I resigned myself to an infinite period of micro-management.
Then, finally, after I had abandoned all hope – late last week something did eventuate. The transition plan will be actioned!
As part of this whole refocussing, DishyBoss is being effectively demoted – ex-Team Cool(&etc) Boss will now manage him (rather than him having a direct line to God). This was all handled spectacularly badly as is the SaltMinesLimited way. He is verklempt. We all do feel very badly for him because he is a lovely man. Though in between feeling terribly badly I’m wondering why we are all cosseting a very grown-up man/person so.
CFO, who I’d previously thought of as very unhinged has been brilliant and actually treats me as an adult! I have started doing some work I’m delighted with. It is immensely refreshing – though I am sure it will become progressively more challenging.