Work Force Adjustment … life’s little challenges.

Got my letter yesterday and the writing had been on the wall for months. I haven’t been layed off yet … not by a long-shot but I am competing against 5 other people for 3 positions. I may be overly confident on this but I’m not really concerned about losing my job, its just the interruption of my plans that fills me with rage.


Thats right I had plans and now i have new plans.

  1. Decide if i want to pursue a future in the public service.
  2. Blow the dust off my resume.
  3. Build a list of employers in the Kanata Tech Park
  4. Start pounding the pavement cause its gonna be a long fucken process.

In other news Janice and I were about —><— that close to purchasing a house.

Thank god we didnt pull the trigger on that one.

Did the Shared Services kick my ass … I dont know?!


Impossible … what happened ?

The Canadian government last week introduced the declaration of a new department in the #GOC, the Department of Shared Services(SS). The SS was formed as a cost cutting measure to bring the IT departments in almost all of the #GOC into a new level of fiscal responsability by consolidating Data, Email and Network infrastructures under one house. Now since I have started working in the #GOC I have been preaching cloud computing, wiki’s and shared resources.

So why would I be worried ?

Because it happened too fast, I’m still at the bottom of the tech pile fighting my way to the top. 

What are you gonna do now ?

Gonna try and get back on top of the situation, with education. My chances of climbing the ranks through the normal course of time/experience/opportunity seem to have disappeared.

What are you gonna take ?

I don’t know, I have been eyeballing the Unix Admin course at Algonquin College but I’m unsure. These shared services may need a few linux/aix admin but who knows, I may just leave the public service … lord only knows.


Life may try to get me down but if I want it bad enough I will take it all, after all I am a King Bain.