The shit is hitting the fan in a very big way today. Our team has been getting slowly downsized for the last 2 years at work, and then last week our second contract maintenance person quit. She'd only been in the job for two months, and HR had dragged their asses hiring her and almost caused our senior person to have a mental breakdown, doing everything solo for six weeks. The junior told HR she simply couldn't handle the workload (and it's definitely a busy position).
So we're right in the middle of budgets, the US bigwigs were here last week waving their big sticks, and on Friday afternoon we were told that they wouldn't be backfilling that position.
You have to be fucking kidding. That's not an option.
And then today the senior quit as well. Can't say I blame her. She developed an autoimmune condition this year and I'm sure work stress is the cause of it.
We've only just got one of our other team members back after being on stress leave for almost three months. And we have one other person who we know from her login records, is working far too much overtime already. The team lead and I have zero room to take on any more. Our new controller bowled in last week and said to both of us "You need to take some vacation, you have too much" and we both stared at her and said "So, when do you suggest we do that?" Year end is Sept 30, and we have a fuckton of work that needs to be done before then. Nobody's doing our work while we're away, either.
I was really hanging in there to make my three years since the takeover, as when I do I get a share allotment that's worth about $30K and would fund the van for my vanlife retirement plans. But depending on how things go this week, that might all be very much up in the air. The team lead (my accounting junior) is ready to quit as well. She's exhausted and burned out, and she has a disabled daughter at home that's she's trying to get off to university next week. At least all I have to worry about is me and the cat.
She's gonna be a week. I need a drink.
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