It’s a horrible word meaning “surplus to requirements”, and that’s what I might be!
We had a bit of a discussion at work this morning because we were told last night that we all had a meeting today with the MD of our company. We all thought this was a bit worrying considering our company recently bought another company that does that same things we all do!
My colleague who works with me was telling me to be “positive” and that it might not be that bad. This goes against my (so-called) cynical view which is to expect the worst and hope for the best. Personally, I believe this is also the realistic way to view a lot of situations or potential out-comes.
Scenario 1: I think that if I go into a meeting expecting to be made redundant (but hoping otherwise), then if we get the bad news… I’m not surprised. If we get good news (anything other than redundancy) then I’m on a high instead.
Scenario 2: If you go into the meeting being positive that everthing will be fine and you find out you’re being made redundant then you’re on a big downer. If you get good news (anything other than redundancy) then you’re just… the same.
All-in-all, I think my scenario (1) is the best way sometimes and it was what I did today.
We were all told officially in a meeting this morning that the company is “restructuring” and we are all facing potential redundancy. Overall, 9 positions of about 30 will go but there could be more (or less).
So, not a good day at work…
As for running, I can’t post my splits from this morning because Garmin Connect is down for maintenance or something. So, you’ll have to take my word for it that I did 400m repeats with 400m recovery in between. I did four of those with 1600m warm-up.
Tomorrow I’m off to the gym to do some exciting cross-training…