Well, if you would have told me that my week would have panned out the way it did last week (my birthday week no less), I wouldn’t have believed you!
Last Monday, I shared my first post in three years. It felt great to get back on here, reflect on my journey, and start planning for 2020. So you can only imagine my surprise when I walked in to work to learn that our company had been acquired by a larger company. My first corporate merger – oy!
What does this mean for me? Well, realistically this probably means that I will be out of work soon-ish. This new company is much larger than my current one but my department is not a revenue generating component that would require additional team members when the company grows. Compliance departments tend to be small teams in most companies – so I need to prepare for the worst case scenario.
What I can say is that how I react to losing my job (if that happens) will be very different this time around. I’ve spent the last three years really focusing on reducing my debt and increasing my net worth. I’m not happy at the prospect of being unemployed again but at least I don’t feel sucker punched like I did last time.
I wanted to use this post to share some of my action plans to achieving some of my 2020 goals but I have a little revising to do already – ha!
Am I panicked? Not really.
Am I nervous? Of course.
What will I focus on next?
- Updating my resume and LinkedIn profile
- Curbing any unnecessary spending
- Putting some monthly number goals to the shop as my target to put any profits in to savings
Any other advice out there? Any job leads for me? Send them my way! Kidding (but not really – ha!).