I found out yesterday about some changes in our office at work. Right now, there are 3 services working out of the same office, all services that the cork city partnership offers, one service is the local employment service, this service offers CV prep, and employment advice to clients. Well, I found out yesterday that the two girls in our office who work for the local employment service will be moving offices in 3 weeks time. This is going to really impact my supervisor, as she used to get help from one of the girls to do things like write out clients birthday cards, and other small jobs that she didnt have time to do. Also the girl who did admin office stuff is applying for a new job as a community development worker, and if she gets it she’ll also be leaving, and this is going to really throw us off, as if we needed an extra pair of hands to do calls, if we were short staffed, she’d always fill in for us. Also she did shopping if we needed coffee, tea, etc, and she was just an all round awesome person. I do hope she gets the job, but man I will miss her. She worked alongside me and we’d have some amazing chats, and she’d always make me coffee and we’d just have a lot of fun times. If I needed to vent or talk about a client I could always talk to her, if my supervisor wasnt in the office, as she knew all of the clients really well. My supervisor said she’s stuck on Mondays, and she asked me if I could fill in on Monday afternoons, so I said of course I would. I wont see her being stuck for staff. I love the job and am happy to fill in for her where I can. The office wont be the same though with the two gone from the local employment service, and then trish gone from admin if she gets that job. Its going to feel so different and I just hope we’ll be able to get everything done that we need to do. From now on it will only be the friendly call service working out of that office. Its going to be so strange. The organisation is doing it to save money, I get that. But I wish they wouldnt have done it. I hate change, but maybe, just maybe it will be ok. We will hope so.