Apparently the program I work for is running out of money. Like, by June, they’ll have to eliminate one position. Guess who is the most recent hire?
My supervisor wasn’t supposed to tell me (the powers-that-be didn’t want a panic on their hands) but she said her conscience couldn’t let me stay in the dark. Her suggestion was to apply for another position that fairly frequently has openings. It is a position that I thought eventually I might want to do, but for now I was really enjoying my job (mostly) and to tell the truth, I haven’t even totally figured out my current position.
The good news, that I just found out, was that at tomorrow’s staff meeting (just for my little program–just 8 of us), one of the bigwigs will come and tell the entire group about the situation. Of course, it doesn’t change that I’m the most recent hire, but I feel better having everyone know, and maybe if someone was anticipating some kind of change (one co-worker goes to school and has talked about possibly going full time, maybe someone else wants to apply for that other position that I mentioned before–if one comes up, which is likely).
Part of me feels like this could be a really good thing for me. The other position would be better for my career, of course, that’s assuming one comes open and I could get hired. Most of me feels like things are going to work out, but there is a not-insignificant part of me that is pretty freaked out.
Feel free to wave your magic wand around for me a bit. All thoughts, prayers, etc., are appreciated.
Oh, and keep de-lurking. I like it.