Miss Moo is starting school on Friday. If I was working in a corporate environment this is what I imagine would happened.
Hello Murph. Come in and take a seat.
What’s this about then?
Well. The Board has decided that we need to make a few changes around here…
What do you mean by changes?
Now we want to emphasise to you that this has nothing to do with performance. On the whole we feel that you have exceeded expectations in terms of your current role. However, because of the current climate we find it necessary to cut back your hours.
I know I’ve occasionally whinged about the workload. What am I going to do?
We understand that you are progressing quite nicely with the Dennis Project. With the greater resource elasticity that we have provided we feel that you could now focus a higher percentage of your energies in this direction.
What does that mean?
We also understand that you have some interests that fall outside the postion description. We see this as providing you an opportunity to develop these. We hope that you too see this as an opportunity. It would be quite natural to develop feelings of inadequacy, emptiness and loss as a result of the changes to your role. We have every confidence that you will embrace the challenges ahead. Who knows what the future may hold. Should circumstances change in the future we will review your position and perhaps return you to a full time position.
OK. Thanks, I guess.