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Old 03-01-2014, 06:30 AM   #1
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Sigh Just became a victim of government restructuring

I guess a person kind of knows when you are a contractor for the government that your job always hangs in the balance but you just try and hope things go as you have them laid out. Well turns out our plan came to a screaming halt yesterday when 2 of us got our dear John letters effective Mar 31st. I have been at this particular job for 2 months shy of 15 years as the contract manager /senior network administrator but the Gov has changed they way it's network management is being done so my crew of techs and help desk guys got renewed and we lost the network management positions. The owners of the company have however offered me a position as the head of a new division of the company they are just starting up. It is a very exciting challenge in the IT world as it continues to evolve and to be at the head of this new division will be great. Only thing is as this is a new startup I took a pay cut of over 50% till I can get the division making money.
So there will be some serious restructuring of our lifestyle and finances short term which means our poor old V-Lite will be sitting for a year. But in reality I am just hoping I can do enough financial shuffling to be able to keep all our lifestyle toys while we weather out this bump in the road.

At the end of the day though I am thank full to still have a job as the lady who was my operations administrator has been terminated with no chance of a company move.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:37 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your situation, I have gone through re-organizations a few times and no the feeling. Hope for the best......
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:39 AM   #3
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I guess a person kind of knows when you are a contractor for the government that your job always hangs in the balance but you just try and hope things go as you have them laid out. Well turns out our plan came to a screaming halt yesterday when 2 of us got our dear John letters effective Mar 31st. I have been at this particular job for 2 months shy of 15 years as the contract manager /senior network administrator but the Gov has changed they way it's network management is being done so my crew of techs and help desk guys got renewed and we lost the network management positions. The owners of the company have however offered me a position as the head of a new division of the company they are just starting up. It is a very exciting challenge in the IT world as it continues to evolve and to be at the head of this new division will be great. Only thing is as this is a new startup I took a pay cut of over 50% till I can get the division making money.
So there will be some serious restructuring of our lifestyle and finances short term which means our poor old V-Lite will be sitting for a year. But in reality I am just hoping I can do enough financial shuffling to be able to keep all our lifestyle toys while we weather out this bump in the road.

At the end of the day though I am thank full to still have a job as the lady who was my operations administrator has been terminated with no chance of a company move.
Owww. Sorry to hear that, John. Good luck with the new start-up division.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:57 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear that, but, look at the bright side, you got offered another job ! The paycut will suck but it is better than looking for a job with nothing coming in. Been there, done that ! Dreading if and when it will happen again .....

Good luck with your new position !
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Sorry to hear about that, same here after 18 years, (2 years ago) not easy but with God's help we have managed.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:10 AM   #6
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Oh man sorry to hear that John. I hope everything works out in the end for you.

Were you contracted with the federal or provincial government?
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:37 AM   #7
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Oh man sorry to hear that John. I hope everything works out in the end for you.

Were you contracted with the federal or provincial government?
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:47 AM   #9
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Sorry to hear about your job. I know it's not much but I guess the only good thing is that you did get offered a new position. Hope things work out for you.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:58 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear about that, my daughter went through this and the one positive thing was that being in Canada the tax man was the major loser.
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