When the Directorship position was first offered to me, I had a rough idea of what to expect, which is why I said no. Mostly, I wasn't keen on all the extra work for very little financial increase.
However, at a time when I was completely zoned out from being on a high caused by diving in the Red Sea, I finally caved and took the first tentative steps into running a business.
Today saw those tentative steps turn into a big stride into the unknown as we found ourselves in the culmination of a redundancy situation and the acceptance by one individual of a Compromise Agreement.
With the recent cancellation of a major project and with the customer deciding to go elsewhere for the installation of off-the-shelf software, this means that it is my side of the company that has been hit.
The consultation process started on Monday and, before our meeting with the guy this morning, The Boss and I had a little chat about the whole situation. I guess I was feeling uncomfortable but I couldn't provide a decent argument for keeping him on.
Needless to say, it was a bolt from the blue and he was visibly upset. I couldn't look at him. Thankfully The Boss did all the talking. Then, within fifteen minutes of closing the meeting, the guy was gone.
Twenty-five percent of the software team, out the door. As The Boss said, that's business.
I don't like it.