Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More time for stitching?

I've had confirmation yesterday that my job role is unsustainable. The company turnover is going to be 50% less next year due to withdrawal of funding by the DAAT/PCT and we haven't been able to find new contracts to make up the shortfall.

I'm not sure who was most upset - me or the guys. They don't know if they asked me to do the impossible, and I don't know if they didn't but I let them down... they've never had to let anyone go before, not like this (I think they once had to fire an actor who was impossible, but they have been really happy with my work). They are being really good - I will be paid for the whole of August and there's no need to actually work during my notice as the company will be in Edinburgh.

I have really enjoyed my time with them, but sometimes it has been frustrating, trying to prise doors open and get people to see what a good thing we have. I am going to be sad to go, but at least for me it's only been a job, it's not my 'baby' like it is for the guys - they might have to find other employment too.

Off round the agencies come Monday...

I was a little upset yesterday, but it confirmed what we knew was coming, there was no point in dragging it out further. I guess once the CV is polished, I'll have more time for stitching - and at least I have plenty of stash to keep me going :o)

6 comments:

KarenV said...

I'm sorry to hear this - I hope something else turns up soon!

Jennifer said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! It's never easy, even when you know it is coming. Good luck to you!

Lee said...

Ouch. But I know you'll be scooped up quickly by somebody who needs someone as creative and hardworking as you are.

And I left you an award on my blog.

Barbara said...

It's great that you're doing your best to keep a positive spin on it, Nic. Our company has had tremendous turnover/reorganization this year, and it just makes my palms sweat.

Anna van Schurman said...

Sorry to hear about that.

marci said...

oh crud. I'm sorry to hear this. Keeping my fingers crossed that something better turns up for you. In the meantime, stitch and read.