So, today I learned a new lesson in life… LOYALTY is something that can only exist between you and your spouse or s/o, friends and family. LOYALTY is no longer a factor in the employer/employee relationship as I had always thought it was.
Yep, at 7.10 this morning I received a phone call to explain to me that my services were no longer needed. My job would be high tailing to an outsource venue in TX. Funny, I was at work until 8.30 on Friday night so this must have just come up very early this morning, Right?!
I’m pissed right now but as I looked at my kids faces this morning I realized that I should only keep my LOYALTY where it is appreciated and where it belongs. I hugged them and sent them to school. I love them more than anything and want to make sure they are safe and well taken care of
I am worried for them and the reaction they will have about this. The first things that come to mind are:
did dad do something wrong?
will there be Christmas presents? (they are only 9 and 4),
why is daddy home?
Dad why don’t they want you?
I thought daddy worked for a good company,
Are we going to need to move? (we just refinanced Saturday so housing expenses are on the forefront in our universe)
Will dad get a job again? I was out of work for two years before this position became available. They witnessed my loyalty and dedication (going in on Saturdays, doing on-call/off site work, taking OT over a scout meeting or Little League games etc…) to making the most of this job over the last 2.75 years.
There will be so many others…
I realize that there are many miserable people out there who make decisions like this everyday to make themselves happy ( I guess)… and a little wealthier but at what and at who’s cost?
I am asking those that may be in the decision making position is it worth it to outsource at the expense of your employees? Your customers? Your core base? What makes you tick? Is success only measured by the bottom line?
Have you sat with each and every employee to really learn their total value to the current success of the company or is it just dollars and cents? Lastly, wouldn’t you at least have the courtesy to say face to face we are heading in a different direction, shake my hand and wish me luck?
Now I find myself in front of the pc with the dire need to find a job but one that will not ask for my LOYALTY … that is reserved for my family and friends only.
The sun will be up tomorrow, right? Will it really?
I’m not sure anymore…
(and Erica’s too)