Those Special Words that Mean So Much

In this society of uncertainty and insecurity of ones future, there are always those little things that managers can say to you that have you realize that they’re not going to lay you off anytime soon. Today, I heard those special words…

Working in Nortel’s 3rd Generation Wireless Department (3G/UMTS/Wireless Data), I’m developing this script which will be able to configure their servers automatically in a matter of minutes. You see this, is a big deal, because many times, it takes people hours if not days to configure their switch properly. So, needless to say, this is a BIG deal. And I’m the brains behind the operation there.

Anywho, I’m doing all of my development on this separate workstation I have in my cube. And everything pretty much resides on it. I was talking to my manager today about future roles for me and he said that he wanted documentation of everything, because “If you were to die tomorrow, we’d be screwed.” (If you haven’t caught on by now, those are the Special Words I was referring to earlier.)

Some people might think that’s morbid. Some people might think that means I’ve got more work to do. Some people might get a power trip from that…but Me…I think that’s AWESOME! (Ok, maybe I enjoy the power trip a tad, but that’s ok.) You see, I have now proven my value to the company, and future productivity now is vested in my staying with Nortel. Now yes, I know that once I’m done with this project, that I can be canned, but I’ve also got a few ideas up my sleeve that I can prevent to management for future job security. 🙂

Feeling good about myself and looking forward to the Studio 54 party on Friday-Me.

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