Well, back in July of last year, I went to a company that was going to challenge me. The technology they worked with, while still being networking, was significantly different than what I’ve work with in the past. They utilized servers and software to have their network, rather than hardware. Soft-firewalls, soft-switches….don’t get me wrong – I worked on one of the first ever soft-switches; but, it’s not been something I’ve dealt with in over a decade.
Ironically, I tried to talk them out of hiring me. At least, I’m sure that’s how it seemed. Regardless, I got the job and then just about wished I hadn’t. To say things were a mess would be an understatement. I’ve spent the last several months cleaning it up, rebuilding it and fighting every step of the way. Just as I’m in the final stages of actually getting the network stable and supportable…..they sell the company.
You read that correctly. Once again, a company I work for is being sold. The current rumor is that I will be transitioned with the company; however, given my past experience, I’m not banking on that until I have the offer signed and sealed. I knew it was coming. But, you know how these things are. They often fall through, etc.
Am I stressing over it? Probably, a little. But, not as much as one might expect. Worst case scenario – we go live with my parents for a couple of months. Alternative scenario – we sell everything and go stay in Mazatlán. Better scenario – I do get transitioned but have to go into the office instead of being able to work remotely. Best scenario – I get transitioned and after a few months of “getting to know yah” get to go back to working remotely 95% of the time.
Yeah. I’m not horribly concerned about the state of my employment. It will be whatever it winds up being and I’ll roll with that. No, what has me stressing a bit is the state of limbo I’m currently in while they get their act together. I don’t do uncertainty well. Not well at all. Once I know which direction the decision has gone, I can get rolling with what I need to do; but, until then, I’m in limbo…….Limbo sucks, no matter what the situation. Relationships, work, health, you name it.
Yeah…..so – let’s see what my employment status is a couple weeks from now……..until then…..pass me another drink would you?