My wife, like me, is a computer programmer. She’s been with her current employer for 17 years. A year ago they hired a new CIO (head of the entire IT department). The CIO they brought in is…not a good person. At some point he decided that he didn’t want an IT department, so he decided to put in a plan into place to gut the whole department. We know this because he called an IT department meeting yesterday to announce as much. My wife has suspected that he was going to do something like this for months and has been job hunting. Now she’s really concerned and doubling her efforts. She hasn’t been sleeping very well for months because of it.
Oh don’t worry, he said that he was going to hire someone to come in and retrain everyone for their new roles…wink, wink. Keep your fingers crossed everyone, I suspect that this is going to be a bumpy ride.