In 1989 I started work at a pharmaceutical firm as technical assistant, fresh out of school.
Said company later got bought out by a big German pharmaceutical firm. Then damagement went on a splurge, buying new cars etc for the damagers etc.
7 months (or so) before the firm closed down, I managed to find work in my first IT job. There are times when I regretted choosing IT, but that’s another story for another time.
Anyways, fast forward to 2014. Current firm (more than 9 years with them) also got bought out by a big German firm. Now damagement is planning to splurge big-time on IT, Already (from what I can see from every month at Procurement and Finance) is that finances (cash-flow) are not too good at the company.
The idea is to get $outside_firm in to completely overhaul our infrastructure etc, with new servers and so on.
From reading between the lines I get the idea that my post is to be made redundant at some stage or so.
I am not worried about that. Will worry about it when it comes to that.
At the moment I am actively looking for other jobs, either at my current level of expertise, or as a damager (hurr durr). It’s a big step forwards and upwards for myself (applying for a damager post) but I am sure I can do it. (it’s a bit scary at the same time)…
So… yep… not worried. Not stressed. Taking it calmly.
Also, current $Boss is not too happy at the company either, he’s also looking for an exit opportunity.
Interesting times ahead when the CEO takes IT over…