Two people submitted their resignations yesterday. I am proud of them! They were great contributors and have progressed fairly well. However, no matter what type of contributor you are, some organizations just view you as a body that does work. You are replaceable. It doesn’t mean the new body will do a better job. But, who cares. The body will do something and it will allow the company to bill hours to a contract. An unfortunate way of thinking, but this concept is prevalent.
I’m glad they’ve taken control over their career. It is giving me confidence to do the same. I know that I have at least three more months until I vest in my 401K and so that puts me in a good position. I can figure out what I want to do before I have the freedom of actually acting on the decision. It is a good position to be in. The only problem is that I’m going to be one of the people training up the replacement bodies for the two people that resigned. That is one of the hardships of treating everyone like bodies. Those that are left start resenting that they are still there because they are continually training new people on the same tasks in an adhoc unorganized way. It would be one thing if you were the person tagged to train new employees once every two weeks in an employee orientation or something. But, when it’s a constant interruption that isn’t part of your typical work day it is a major threat to production.
And so the work environment goes…