There’s been a bunch of changes around my workplace to increase efficiency, and now another good person has been sacrificed. I believe I’ve said before, whenever I hear about efficiency in my workplace, someone’s getting the axe. Someone decided that my former group didn’t need a Director, but only a Senior manager. So the Director was probably given the choice: less money and lower job level or early retirement. And early retirement wins again!

Also, the Operations Managers are getting their job levels lowered, since their direct reports are 2 job levels lower than them. Hey! Thanks for doing the great job you’ve been doing for the last 5 years, here’s less money, less seniority and more responsibility! Oh, thanks! I want to stay with this company forever … or at least until I’m back down to entry-level and minimum wage!