For the last few weeks my current employer has been the subject of much speculation in the press about a potential take-over. I work for a largish company that has had a lot of trouble of the last four years with finances and is now in the position where a take-over by someone bigger might be the best option.

However, where the hell does that leave me and the people that I work with? So far I’ve survived about eight redundancy phases and the almost total financial collapse of the company. I like working here and I enjoy my job but somehow this all seems even more like doomsday. Whoever ends up taking us over will no doubt chop off a large portion of the workforce and I really hope that I’ll still be here at the end of it all. There are no guarantees though, so I’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime I suppose I’d better update my CV just in case. Better safe than sorry.

By rutty

Tall. Likes brass bands. Tests your software


  1. Whatever you do, particularly if you enjoy your job, hold out for the redundancy. I missed out on a fair chunk of redundancy when I left my last employer because I saw no realistic future there.

  2. I just got a new job only to find out they are restructuring (IE closing schools and making new ones) its gonna be tough.

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