I work in a small IT team for a small uk based business. Today, unbeknownst to me and the rest of the team, three of the five members of the team were suddenly ‘out of office’ at midday, with some random message about needing to communicate with a third party supplier for IT support.
Myself and the remaining confused team member get a call from HR and a senior director to tell us there’s restructuring going on, all of a sudden, and our roles are safe, but that’s all they can say until the 14th of June.
My manager (head of IT) is one of the people at risk, he knows everything and has worked for the business for years, great guy, dedicated. Suddenly we’ve been left with no manager, no clear guidance on what to do with all the work or deployments we are working on, we’ve just been told this third party company will pick up the slack.
For the last 6 months we’ve worked countless hours on an IT transformation project with said third party, putting in place a method for them to take on 1st line support whilst we do the 2nd/3rd and development. It feels like these guys have literally been digging their own graves setting up the new IT system and handing it over to this third party. No one knew anything and our employer won’t give us a single hint.
Does anyone have any advice to give? I feel like I’m in the middle of a s**t storm right now.