Monday, August 20, 2007

"Acquired"

I've been trying to cut some caffeine out - drink less coffee (I don't drink soda much anyway) - and for me, that is a huge step. I love coffee. mmmm. So, today is my first day of not having coffee in the morning before work, I just started with water.

Today is also my boss's first day back from his vacation. When I got here, he was in a meeting in his boss's office, but I didn't think a thing of it. Then he came out and said, "We all need to go into the conference room and talk."

"What? Why?" Obviously this is not something we do a lot of..

So, we gather in the conference room and are told that we (our company anyway) has just been acquired by another company in the industry. No one had a clue. And no one knows what this means for us either.

My boss was trying to be positive.. could mean better benefits (I really don't think they could get worse, but.. I could be wrong). Could mean .. that the new people might pay attention to what is wrong with some stuff in our company and fix it.

Anyway, for the time being, nothing is changing, but no one really knows what will change and when. There will be a company wide email sent out "soon" to let everyone know, so my boss said he was expecting he would get a bunch of phone calls.

I'm still not functioning well without my coffee. But, I'm certainly not going to stress out over it. It could get better, it could get worse. Time will tell, and nothing I can do about it anyway.

Back at my desk, my phone rings. One of our on site techs calling.. I answer.

"So, what does this email mean??" was the first thing out of his mouth.

"Why are you calling ME?? I'm not your boss. Call Dave!"

"But, you're the one who knows everything there!" He said... ha! He is seriously delusional...

I'm not answering my phone anymore today, and I'm going to go get coffee now. This should certainly make the remainder of this year interesting. The sale is not expected to be final until September. Then we will see what changes are made.

OK - back to the need at hand. Coffee. Going now. :)

2 comments:

Mom said...

Coffee is the brain starter of the day. I wouldn't give it up, ever!!
I hope your new employer is better.
Love.

Barb said...

Isn't that the way it goes?? You try to do something good for yourself and then a nasty stressful situation crops up on the very same day.... go figure!!

I hope the work thing turns out to be terrific!