Monday, March 30, 2009

At Least I Still Have A Job.

For now, anyway.

Just when I was getting used to my new job, not even 6 months into my employment, my employer is the little fish being swallowed up by a bigger fish. Yep... it's corporate merger time! Effective the day after tomorrow, I will have a new employer.

So having filled out a mess of new-employee paperwork less than 6 months ago... here's another pile to fill out Right Now, Please, and fax in to the main office. And having filled out the health insurance forms less than 3 months ago (and never having actually used that insurance), now here's another batch. Not only that... the new company's benefit enrollment date is July 1--which means they are actively looking at the possibility of other health plans, which means we may change health plans July 1, which would mean yet another stack of paperwork in less than 2 months.

I think I'm getting a headache.

The good news... I still have a job. They have assured us that nothing much is going to change... right away, that is. For now, we will continue to work on our same accounts, on the same software platforms, under our same supervisors, and (whew!) at our previous pay rates.

Not only that... the new company does NOT provide company computers. Thus, this Dell computer that the old company sent me less than 6 months ago (that would be the computer that is faster and less glitchy than my own, thankyouverymuch) is now MINE, unless I leave the company within a fairly short period of time, in which case they would like to have it back to use as a loaner.

And in today's mail there's a $25 VISA gift card and a letter signed by both CEOs, old and new, to help ease the transition. Maybe it'll buy me enough ibuprofen to get through this transition without pulling out what hair I have left.

At least I still have a job.


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