June 03, 2002
This is attempt number two.

This is attempt number two.

I've already written this part of tonight's blog once and erased it. I'm breaking my rule and talking about work. In general, I'd rather avoid it. This is, after all, a public forum, and who knows who might read it and find it utterly inappropriate.

But tonight, I'm breaking that rule. And probably will, on and off, for the next few months.

Because everything changed between Friday and today. My boss, who has been my boss and my friend as well for the past six years, is no longer my boss. He has been let go as CIO and a new CTO has been brought in, beginning today.

It was a long, weird day as the changing of the guard happened. It was so sad to see Sal go. It is still hard to believe that in the morning I won't be seeing him in his office, talking to him and finding out the day's emergencies as I'm trying to get my breakfast. Going over code or infrastructure layouts. We've worked together so long that we worked really well together. Life at work is going to be completely different.

On the other hand, there is a piece of me that is hopeful. Is this new guy the one that can really make a change for IT? Is he the one the business will listen to? What's going to happen? How will he change things? How will I have to change my own management style? Is this for the good or for the bad?

Like I said, everything's different. My mind is in a whirl, trying to sort all of it out.

Its just another corporate rollercoaster ride. I should be good at these by now, but y'know what. I really, really don't like rollercoasters. *sighs* But I'm getting pretty good at surviving the rides.

Posted by Deb Atwood at June 03, 2002 09:17 PM
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