I ask this because I may be out of a job by the end of the day.
It seems our company hasn’t been so sexy with their financials and there’s a new sheriff in town. As in, we now have a new CEO and a new set of rules. In fact, I literally have about 3.4 hours until I meet with her replacement (you’re getting the live action feed, baby!).
Do you remember Office Space and the meeting with the Bobs? Well, it’s like that. Only I’m not nearly as charming as Peter Gibbons – nor hypnotized.
So, what does this all mean? Well, I either impress the pants out of this new guy or I pack my bags and enjoy the nice train ride home to unemployment-ville! Or whatever it’s called when you lose your 9-5 but you still hustle like a mother f’er on the side ;) (full-time blogger?)
I will tell you this though – I’m not coming out of that room until I’ve laid it all out on the table. Here’s a list of things in my artillery bag:
- The past 4 years of achievements
- An A-Z breakdown of what I actually DO.
- An explanation of my work ethic
- My past and future career goals
- And, most importantly, HOW I can help our company succeed and why they need me.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned since being in the “real” world, it’s that the company’s goals come first. You can beg and plead and *want* a job until you’re blue in the face, but if you can’t add value to the business there’s really no business in you being there. Now, whether I can pull this off or not is a totally different story. You better believe I’m gonna give it my all though.
And if I lose my job? Well, it’s full-speed we go into creating my online empire! I made a pact with the wife that if I get cut I’m dedicating 3 full months to figuring out how to make a living online. There will be no applying to new jobs, no attending job fairs (bleh), and DEF. no cutting of the ‘hawk ;) If at the end of these months I come up short, then it’s back to the 9-5 I go! No regrets, no complaints.
So we’ll see what happens. Either way it makes life interesting, right? What would YOU do if you lost your job tomorrow?
(photo by deanmeyersnet)
UPDATE: I didn’t get fired!!!
UPDATE #2: I am now at Happy Hour(s)! :)