It was both a la despedida and a la bienvenida at the office the other day. Potluck was the arrangement and I was one of those assigned to bring cake. I was running an errand that late morning so I decided to just pick up a Brazo de Mercedes from the nearby Amici|Cara Mia at the Science Park’s commercial hub, not far from my workplace building.
I wouldn’t want to be late and I narrowly avoided the strong downpour that would usually occur around lunch time (at this stretch of the year in my side of the world), making sure I’m in the office shortly past noon, just in time before my shift. Anyway, it was unusual (at least for me) to be involved in a despedida thrown for multiple people leaving a single team. (Some re-assigned, some initiated transfer to other units on their own volition.)
But workplace upheavals can be so drastic nowadays you’ll never really know when the next huge manpower disruption will come. You wake up one morning to find out you’re already pigeon-holed to a different team, or worse, totally eased out of the organization itself. (I’m still around though, for how long I don’t know.) I’ve only been with my current group for slightly more than a year now and I’m going to miss my co-workers moving to different departments.
Life is tough, but life goes on just the same. We can only be thankful we still have our bread and butter intact. To those affected by the changes, if you happen to chance upon this, I wish you well on your new roles.