It wasn’t encouraging to hear the new manager threaten “restructuring” when staff were unlikely to meet an impossible deadline. Everyone returned from the meeting with the manager with a blackened demeanour.
Recently, staff had felt their jobs were threatened, as the company was changing workplace technology and had cut jobs to tighten the budget. Work with the old technology was going to stop next month. Half the staff already had received nothing to do for weeks. Several dozens were let go just a few months before by this very manager. There had not been talk of training with new technology for staff. People were distressed and anxious, but still had to work their best to achieve the goal. A few staff were successful in getting jobs elsewhere and left. But wait there’s more!