My gaining manager requested a meeting with me earlier today. I finally got confirmation that my losing manager is the holdup. The part of the factory that isn’t closing is buried in work. So much so that they’re transitioning to a 7×24 four-shift schedule as opposed to three traditional shifts and never-ending overtime and weekend work.
With the new production schedule becoming official, the support staff, including technicians and maintenance must be prepared to cover their roles sufficiently. Supposedly, that plan/schedule for my department is still in work, and my soon-to-be ex-boss is unwilling to release any resources until it is final (and probably in place). I’m told that should be done within the next week or two. The new schedule for production starts 12 October, though, so I don’t expect to really know anything before then.
I asked the status of my request to come in early and work a few hours each day in my new department prior to my usual start time. Three weeks ago that idea was vetoed temporarily by my current supervisor, but gaining manager said he’d look into that again this week and let me know if that had changed.
Ultimately, it was an update without news. I wait still. Meanwhile, I have my first eye procedure two weeks from today. I’ll have to utilize FMLA since I won’t be on third shift and able to work my Wednesday prior to the appointment. Hell, I may try to milk it for longer than just the rest of that week.