Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Holy crap!

My new company that bought my old company got sold today! Holy crap!
We should be fine though, we're going to be run as a subsidiary and stay in our location.
Odd though. Seems I can't go a year without some kind of transition at work. Even more weird is that I started buying company stock for the first time ever this quarter.
And we are in the middle of our global sales meeting this week. Talk about interrupting momentum. The brand is doing well and there is a ton of positivity. They pulled us all out of the meetings we were in to tell us about the sale. We hadn't even heard rumors, which is weird. Was really funny to go back to our rooms and try to continue the meetings after the interruption.
Best comment came from one of our sales managers, "this happened when I was at (company X). Pretty much, (the new parent company) told us if the bus kept driving at 55 MPH or higher, they were gonna leave us alone, so we just need to keep doing what we're doing."
Ah well. They tell us that the new parent company is pretty much run by a genius, and one of the divisions is doing extremely well and is very high profile. It will probably be a good thing considering we're in much better shape in terms of planning and our position in the marketplace. And maybe they'll let us paint the walls from the stale boring beige color they remodeled to before we moved in. Hope they don't stop letting us wear jeans to work either.

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

OMG! You have certainly had more than your fair share of mergers/corp. acquistions.