RIF, the Most Evil Three Letters Today

RIF.  Reduction in Force sounds much better to the palette when you say it as RIF, then you do not have to attach guilt or any form of emotional attachment to the word.  It is a kinder, gentler word to most, but if you ask me it is pure evil.  He Who Must Not Be Named evil, that’s right Voldemort evil.

I have been through it eight times now in the last seven years and survived five times.  That’s a pretty good winning percentage, but it is not a good situation to be in for anyone involved.  The stress, anxiety, and worry are not healthy for anyone.  I came out of the situations with a smile on my face and with a positive attitude, but it still can be a painful situation for your family especially.  I hope that you never have to go through it.  Enjoy.


About SQLGator

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Florida Gator, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server Business Intelligence Consultant, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on July 18, 2012, in Career Advice and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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