Monday, June 08, 2009

The static

The office was quiet today. Everything muted. There was no great sense of apprehension, just the sound of static punctured by the occasional sneeze and whisper.

Those media reports I referred to recently have become more widespread and things aren't looking good for the company I've worked for for the last eight and a half years.

There's been panic before, I was even let go on the same day as two planes crashed into the World Trade Centre in New York, but I just kept showing up and nobody noticed until they had to give me a contract.

It's different this time, Setanta has become a household name in the intervening time and, well, the bigger they come, the harder they fall. I usually try not to resort to cliché but I tire from the early start and the sound of nothing happening.



Susan at Stony River said...

Good luck, with the job and the pint.

Meanwhile my husband and I have been praying his factory will close, and for over four years in spite of all the scary noises hinting at its demise, it just keeps going and going and going... ugh.

I hope somehow Setanta manages to hold on so well; or if the cuts come, that you're on the side of them you want to be.

Sarah Gostrangely said...

Best of luck tomorrow.

Go and get locked. it's good for you :)


hope said...

I have a feeling you're the kind of guy who always lands on his feet. {No, that's NOT a cat analogy}.

Hang in there.

Meadow said...

Look for something else in the meantime anyway. And eight and a half years? Nice redundancy pay off, if it comes to it.

But not knowing is horrible. Need to request a meeting and clarification.

Good luck.

Holemaster said...

Nervous times Radge. Good luck, hope it's ok.

laughykate said...

Good luck. Bless the person who invented beer.

NaRocRoc said...

I really hope it works out for you Radge, I really do. Without being too specific I have a couple of close friends who also work in Setanta regularly and hate to think the shit's gonna hit the fan.

Kath Lockett said...

Oh bugger. So the good news you talked about in the earlier post isn't going to help?

Red Leeroy said...

Yeah Radge good luck, I was booted out the door a couple of jobs ago. Got a nice payoff and ended up doing something better. Hope things work out.

Radge said...

Thanks a lot folks. Had a couple of quiet ones to steady the nerves. Unfortunately, Kath, the two are unrelated. Even if the worst came to the worst, something would turn up so I'm not being too downhearted.

Holemaster said...

Er, heard some news on the rayjo this morning?

Radge said...

Holemaster - My da said he heard something too, but I was in bed. Off work today so having to rely on second hand news.

adogwoof said...

1 JULY 2059

Over half a century ago, I found myself at an employment crossroads.....(continues) an eighty-year-old man, I still remember fondly my days in Setanta, but I am glad they ended when they did; for today, the paper I set up five decades ago in those economically perilous days is read by hundreds of millions worldwide in tens of languages...
....and I know that each one of my readers loves The Radgery Times as much for its quality writing as for the unique porn supplement that accompanies the paper's weekend editions....
To celebrate this milestone in the paper's history, please find your complimentary lapdancing voucher enclosed. Enjoy!
Slainte, Radge

Want to work for The Radgery Times?
Are you a petite, 19-year-old, pert blonde?
If so, send your portfolio direct to the Editor.

News Splash (get it?):
Cian got elected

the broken down barman said...

just when they figured out how to stop the rain hitting the camera lens as well.
good luck radge.
and by the way, beer is not the only answer. malt whisky helps as well...................

Radge said...

Barman - Nectar of the gods, that.

AG - Didn't even know he was running. And thanks.