I guess this is just a vent but I'm open to advice as well.
I work for a large well known company. I've been there for 16 + years - virtually my entire adult life. I started when I was about 22 and working there has played a huge part of my maturity. I've worked my way around the company in different roles and I've got more experience in my current role than you could poke a stick at.
So I've only just recently come back from Mat leave (for the 3rd time) and surprise! They are outsourcing 95% of my role.
The sad thing is, is that they are getting me to do all the liaising with the outsourcing company. So in effect, I'm digging my own grave.
The manager's line is 'there will still be plenty of work to do' - which might be true, but it will be admin and not worth the money that they current pay me. So I know what's heading my way sometime in the next 12 months.
I love my job, I love the company. I've grown up here. I'm so so sad because I know I'll be made redundant and thrown out with the trash.
As lovely as it would be to collect a lump sum of cash, it would be nicer to keep a steady income doing something I enjoy.
I know it's just business.
And then I'll join the long list of women who will all be looking for a part time or job share role, working within school hours.
All my training, experience, it will all count for nothing because I'm highly specialised, and besides that, I love the industry.