It’s been really busy at work and I haven’t time to scratch myself, let alone take time out to add to this. I’m making time today because I have to update some things, and just because.
The guy who has my future in his hands is on holiday at the moment, but I managed to catch up with him before he left to check if he had any further thoughts on my proposal to him regarding a new role for me.
His response was that it was still on but he hadn’t completed his FY19 planning yet. I took that as a positive. I had given him food for thought, and I went away thinking that it was more likely than not. He’s not back till next week so I won’t know until then.
In the background is my manager, who is aware some of what’s going on. She put the acid on me the other week wanting clarity so she could do her planning. Basically she told me that she needed to know ASAP, the inference being that one way or another she wouldn’t be responsible for me: either I got the gig and shifted, or I didn’t and she would look to replace me. This marries up to my comment to A. that come the end of July I didn’t know where I’d be.
I’ve gone from about 50/50 to 60/40. Honestly I don’t know what they’d do without me in general, and specifically right now dealing with the very things I advocate in my pitch. I’m full on and there’s no-one else here who has the first idea about what I do, or how to do it.