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Ice Cream and Casual Tuesday

They served ice cream on each floor today. Which is why we're all screwed.

When they declare a "Casual" day in the middle of the week and serve everyone ice cream, it can only mean something bad is going to happen. It means one of three things:

  • Layoffs
  • No bonus/no merit increase this year
  • Reorg

The business is doing fine, so the only reason for a layoff would be to increase the bonus pool for upper management. But this would take place in November, not October.

And since the business is doing fine, the only reason for no bonus/no merit increase this year would be to increase the bonus pool for upper management. But again, the timing is not right.

So that means we're having another reorg...

We reorganize about every six months. This is because our CEO Skeffington gets bored with the current organization. When we reorg, everything changes. Accounting becomes a nightmare, and all the technology projects we implemented with the prior organization in mind must be undone or redone with the new organization in mind. It takes about 4 - 5 months to get everything aligned--approximately one month before everything will change again with the next reorg.

Someone in HR decided that ice cream and casual clothes will make us all happy and therefore, the bad news will somehow be less noticeable.

It could be worse. They could be serving us Kool-Aid.

Reader Comments (1)

You have to watch out for that kool aid. But then again one glass and you don't have to worry any more.

October 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDr. John

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