Friday, August 7, 2009

Facts will drive you to madness!

FACT #1: If you haven’t heard, my husband’s company is transitioning to Orlando, Florida.

FACT #2: The department has over 300 full-time employees.

FACT #3: Managers were asked to create a mock department. How many employees would they need in their department, at what position level and pay scale. According to **one manager I spoke with, there will be less than 150 positions available in Florida. YIKES!


So I guess I have a few thoughts.

I think we made the right decision in jumping into phase one which is relocating by this Fall. Those that are waiting for phase two may have slim pickins or worse, nothing at all.

Why would you run a department at 50% less just because it resides in another city? If you could find a way to cut 50% of your positions, I guess if I were the CFO of a company, my question would be “why aren’t you making those cuts today?”. This process is so strange to me.

On a bad note, if the company paid moving bonuses to each employee, on a lo-ball bid it would cost the company over $2 million. I think we feel pretty confident that the salary will be reasonable; it’s the moving cost that is the deal breaker. If they offer no moving bonus we will decline. We cannot move our entire life 3,000 miles away for nothing!


The waiting game is driving me mad, can you tell? I’m trying to run scenarios so I’ll feel better about waiting or lessen the anticipation of the unknown. There is a lesson here and I’m trying real hard to pay attention to it, I’m just having a hard time staying focused.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ISAIAH 55:8-9

**Small world. My mother was clucking to the WW gals about us possibly moving to Orlando, Florida because of job relocation. A very nice gentleman who was at the weigh-in stations came up to me and asked what company I worked for. When I explained that it was my husband’s company, I confirmed that it was in fact, the same company he worked for! When he heard my mother use the words “Orlando, Florida” he thought to himself “Now, how many companies in this area are transitioning there.” Turns out he knows my husband and is one of the managers in his department.


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