work { Resume

I've been updating my resume for sometime now. Not necessarily meaning I'm thinking of leaving my current employment, its just a habit I picked up from my old job. I update it or at least review it every six months whether it needs it or not.

But today I received an email from my new boss (who is in FL) asking to see a copy of my resume. Its odd only in that the culture of where I work, requests like this usually are never made. There are some on the team whom I'm willing to bet have not updated their resume in 30 years.

Major re-org at work. Not necessarily bad, but we will see what the future holds. The cynics, paranoids, tinfoil hats and doom-n-gloom crowd are already saying the end of the world is nigh. I don't think so. I've seen a lot of shake ups, hell my old job at the end was doing them as much as people change underwear. I'm not feeling/reading a malicious vibe in this, I think it may be genuine that the new boss just wants to get a feel for us. But new bosses are interesting, they're blanks. You don't know their seriousness, their humor. I think some at work will be burned by this and some will probably do CLMs (Career Limiting Moves) because they haven't realized the organization is maturing and with maturity comes harsh realities. You either adapt with them or your continued employment becomes optional.

1 comment:

J G-W said...

Your boss doesn't have your resume on file?

Maybe he's asking for your resume to see if you are continually updating it.