"Due to a business need, there will be a 2-week work reduction for the Manpower employees supporting the Rochester Mfg. site. The 2-week work reduction will start on Jan. 12th and end on Jan. 23rd. Unless you are contacted and advised otherwise, you are to return to work at your normal shift on Jan. 26th."
Gulp! Now what???
Fortunately for me, about half an hour after the meeting, I was "contacted and advised otherwise," and told that this work reduction applies to manufacturing people only and I'm still considered part of the admin group. Whew - what a relief! (for me anyway). However, Mr. Johnson is quite upset as three-quarters of his staff in Receiving is Manpower. They have only 4 full-time IBM regulars down there and he's wondering how they're going to get all of their work accomplished for those 2 weeks.
I hope this is not a sign of things to come, but I fear it will be.