I know as you get older time is perceived as moving faster and faster (in general) but this is getting ridiculous. I feel like by the time I reach (hopefully) my 50s or 60s things would be moving along so quickly I might fall off.
The company I work for (very large with offices in Australia, New Zealand, North America and a couple of places in Europe) has been purchased (the buying process took about 10 months!) by an even bigger company with offices all over the world. We knew all along that some jobs would have to go and suspected it in a few areas, but this last week it has hit me personally and lots of people I know. I really fail to see how ‘consultants’ can look at organisations charts (not the people) and just cull numbers to a supposed ideal in the name of cutting costs. In my view if you get rid of the wrong people you can be shooting yourself in the foot – but then when it comes to running super mega big corporations or ‘consulting’ for them, I don’t really have any experience.
Last week was the go live phase for a large chunk of work I was doing and I was enormously stressed out, obssessing about everything and paranoid about catastrophes that may or may not happen. So in addition to my actual work the action taken to start moving people on was almost enough to make my head explode.
I work in IT, and this week 14 of my colleaugues were relieved of their positions and made redundant. I survived but my close knit happy team of 3 (my boss and another team mate and myself) have been split apart and moved into different areas. I am not 100% sure how this will affect me day to day since it took them 2 days to tell the staff to go away and give the rest of us the news and so next week we will hear the rest.
I’m not going to talk about this too much, I am lucky in that I still have a role to play. I only hope that those who left find something better to move on to and the actions of these consultants don’t have any long lasting effect on their psyches.
Something nice that did happen this week was receiving a wig in the mail for a new BJD that I had received last week. I ordered her late in September and in all honesty had nearly forgot that she was coming till she did arrive. I was sorting the craft room (it’s a bloody mess again!) and had packed a lot of the dolls away for their own safety so it wasn’t the best welcome for her. I was however totally besotted from the minute I saw her face. She is stunning and the wig is perfect for her.
I used the eyes that I removed from Li-Hua (Shuang Shuang from Dollzone) and they are perfect for her too. Her faceup is really delicate and while I haven’t done much dolly sewing lately, she has really spurred me on to get some done as soon as possible!
I have decided to name her after both my nieces, so here is Mona Rose (my nieces’ middle names). Excuse the difference in lighting in these shots, I was playing around with some settings.