The Governor abolished my department (Department of Natural Resources) and another department (Department of Enviromental Quality) and created a new department, from the two.
Needless to say, there will be some people let go...in the higher management for sure (we only need one director, one press secretary, etc.).
On paper and in the public's eye, my boss, the director, is the most competent to preside over the new department. If that happens, I have no worries.
However, the outside-state-government "transition manager" (i.e. hatchet man)recently quit his job at a global real estate company. Rumors are rife in Lansing he will be the new director. God, I hope not. The man talks like one of those New Age-y business gurus. I don't understand anything he says...it's all that mumbo jumbo corporate double-speak. If he is the new director, I feel I don't have a lot of job security.
I am hoping some dust settles on all of this by week's end because I am starting to get stomach pains over it.
The great thing about all of this? How much money is this merger of two departments going to save the State of Michigan? Zero. Zilch. Goose egg. Nada. Nothing. It's merely window dressing for a flagging Governor entering her last year in office with no tangible legacy. Sad, really, as she is one of the most compassionate and intelligent people I have ever met. Sucks that she had to preside over Michigan at its absolute worst, with an auto manufacturing economy firmly in the toilet.