There is much drama and angst here at WeBuildCars.
We're on to yet another re-org, and yet another move.
Our little department, which has made a huge impact on quality and performance of our system in the 5 or so years we've all been together as a cluster of engineers in close proximity (so we actually have to talk to each other), will be split up - we're not moving together, nor are we being moved to sit with the programs we're responsible for...we're apparently just moving to fill random empty desks in the building across the parking lot.
When we moved to this building a couple years back, it was because there wasn't room for us in that building, so I guess they've convinced enough people to quit or retire to make space for us.
My observation for today: It doesn't matter.
Yes, I spend an inordinate percentage of my life here. Much more than I'd ever really prefer to. But in the grand scheme of things, if this is what the bosses want (even if we disagree), it doesn't matter. It doesn't change the world. Doesn't change who we are. It changes what we're responsible for doing, and takes away some of the tools we feel make doing this job more efficient, but....when you look at the big picture, if any one of us died tonight, our thought would not be, "I wish they hadn't made that organization change. I wish they hadn't moved my desk."
So, while I commiserate with my coworkers...I try not to add too much to their angst. Where we sit doesn't matter, and what we're asked to do doesn't matter either - it often seems to me that jobs here are all equally good and equally bad, and it's really about what you make of your job that affects your happiness.