|can't wait until the end of 2020.|
| Thank you so much for the support.
Certainty, yesterday and last night was sobering( at least as it relates to my job)but I'm slowly coming around.
I'm so fortunate to be in this situation given my resources. My family, friends and co-workers. I have made a bunch of contacts thru the years while speaking with a few yesterday.
I'm a middle manager in Operations within the Returns department. There are two US sites for this, Orlando ( which starts the process each day) and Tempe ( which closes out the day). We have off shore support from Hyderabad, India and given the conversation with my manager yesterday, she is involved in a project to syphon more work their way which will eventually deem only two sites need, Hyderabad and either Orlando/Tempe. Given that Tempe is double our size, the handwriting is on the wall for Orlando within the next 2/3 years.
My focus is simply to take it day by day with the emphasis on staying positive. I have the skill sets/education that enabled me to enter my last two manager without any experience within those areas only to learn the business and prosper.
Given the size of our company, Wells F, and the negative reputation/ prior decision making, that has made the roles of a manager steer away from what I enjoy ( developing people) towards managing accelerated risk controls/HR tasks, etc. Those are only going to get more demanding annually.
So, as I reach the end of my career, it simply begs for me to be absolutely honest with myself.
I'm not fucking moving away from Cocoa Beach. Period. I have worked in Charlotte/Atlanta/Richmond and now Orlando for this bank. Each move presented a better opportunity for me.
As I have been working from home since 4/13, and other stretches from time to time, I do have virtual leadership experience. But, to my previous point above, do I really want to continue managing when multiple organizations will be offering work from home, sole contributor role. Sure, i may make less money but given how efficient I am at home, as long as I have decent health insurance and a competitive 401k plan, I may just ride that out ( I'm 52) until 60/62.
Shall see. I am somewhat excited about this new challenge to push myself out of what was a demanding, but comfortable role. If I stay in finance, a growing area that would interest me in Fraud/ Financial Crimes.
Nonetheless, thank you all so much for the comments. Hopefully, after a month or two to relax and get thru 2020, I will have some good news in 2021.