Thursday, March 14, 2019

Inside Job

I don't talk a ton about work here, and will continue in that tradition.

But changes are happening for the Blobster. While I'm staying at my corporate entity, in a month, I start a new job.

In terms of expediency for our organization, the time from first discussion to application to interview to selection was lightening quick:  about a month and a half.

To me, the timing was painfully slow - but I can be pretty impatient. There'd be boluses of activity - and then nothing. It got to the point where I was sure the offer was not coming my way - which was about two days before the actual offer.

The no-longer Other Brett can attest to this, as I was lamenting about it transcontinentally.

It will be the first time in a long long long time I will not have any direct reports - at least for a while (maybe a year or more). I am a team of one.  This is exciting and daunting. But I get to use my strategic and development skills over this time to build a brand new program.

Actually, I received the offer almost two weeks ago. But it was a Friday at 16:30.  I didn't get to tell my interim boss of my impending departure until the following Tuesday.  I didn't get to tell my chairman until last Friday, as he was out of town. And I didn't get to tell my staff until two days ago.

So now, the general announcement will go out today and the transitioning of my current jobs beings. Of course, these will be temporary folk while they look for a permanent position. I'm happy to be a resource and they'd like me to be part of that interview team.  We'll see about that last part.

My current boss is out on leave, so I had to tell a peer who is acting-boss that I was leaving.

Honestly, his name is Dick - and that's not even short for Richard. His name IS Dick.  And while I was at a lunch meeting to which he dialed into remotely, he was texing me.

I am glad he's taking with grace and humour. It's gonna suck to find someone to replace me. Not 'me', but the position. While I have a month before I leave, they'll never successfully recruit and on-board someone in that time.

I'm sure there will be more to come here, but nothing too specific.

Song by:  Pearl Jam


anne marie in philly said...

congrats on the new position!

Travel said...

Congratulations on new opportunity.
At my previous job, I was passed over for a promotion, being told that I was "irreplaceable" in job I was doing. A year later I told them I was leaving for a new job and then promptly left for a week's vacation in Florida. When I got back from Florida I was told, we hired your replacement she starts on Monday so you can train her before you leave. So much for being irreplaceable.

GregM said...

Congratulations on the new position. And +10 points for the Valerie Cherish meme.

Deedles said...


JP said...

Well done. Does this mean you won’t have to get up at 5 am anymore?

The Cool Cookie said...


I love it when good things happen to people who have earned it.

Blobby said...

Thanks to all - and Greg, +10 for noticing the Valerie Cheris meme