Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Plan B, eh?

"It is very difficulty for me to write this mail to you. I have to inform you that [we] can not continue on this program, even I can see your potential to become an excellent PM to US/EURO customers ... I valued the time we spend in PGM. Hope someday we can work together again."

"I am sorry that we have to let you go eventually. I hope you have gained valuable knowledge and experiences during the past 9 months ... Thanks for all the assistance in the past 9 months!!"

"Now that this picture is clear we will quickly move to plan 'B'. We have your profile, we will work on the timing of your repatriation to the USA and next role."

Wow, talk about bombshells. After a wonderful three day weekend of sightseeing, gambling, binge eating, and working out in Macau, I came back to work today well refreshed. I turned on the computer, opened up the email, and then found that my fate has been determined:

My new group doesn't want me. My old group doesn't want me.

So where does that leave me? Honestly, I have no idea. Now that the picture has become clearer, my US HR department is going to execute plan "B," i.e. find some other group that will take me. Other than that, I'm not sure what's going to happen. At this point, there's really no telling when I'll be reassigned. In the meantime, I just have to keep working. It's hard so hard to concentrate though when I know that I'll be leaving soon. It all feels so pointless.

Right now, my worst fear is that I'll get another extention in China beyond July. If I get reassigned to another group, maybe they'll want to re-train me. They might want me to stay in China longer to study/work at their factories and learn about their product lines. Working in China is a grind and I never imagined myself having to be here beyond 6 months, let alone 1 year. Coming home once every six months just isn't enough for me I suppose. I'm not sure what I'l l do if they want to keep me another six months/one year.

Then again, maybe have an immediate need for me and send me back to the US early! [Yeah right, I'm doubting that one, but it's nice to pretend like it's going to happen.]

1 Comment:

  1. Anonymous said...
    man that sucks . . . but the bright side is that you have a job in this tough economy.

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