I'm wondering if I'm being loyal enough and how much of a heads up I should give a colleague whose job will disappear.
My place of work has been reorganising, and one of the consequences is the previously existing datawarehouse has disappeared. My co-worker whose main responsibility was managing this datawarehouse seems to be expecting he will do something similar when we get a replacement for the datawarehouse.
However, I know that under the intended new setup, providing the business with insight will entail more responsibilities than just database administration. I know this because I was asked to apply for the new function (and I intend to apply).
Should I tell him? How should I tell him and what?
To clarify: my intention is to help him. I know something he does not and it concerns him. So is there any way i can use what i know to help him?
Edit 2: He was told recently he will lose his job, and it was a complete surprise. I'm left wondering if telling him sooner would have in any way objectively improved his situation, i think not.