The Compassionate RIF "Reduction in Force"
Thanks again for the opportunity to "cyber hang" with so many insightful professionals. Does the general public realize how much insight is here?
Anyway, I'm one for discussing where I'm at...and... this is where I'm at. Today was a difficult day. Informing someone that has been nothing but professional, good for kids, and a TEAM player for the past 4 years that their name has been added to the list confuses me. This goes against the very principle of "what's best for kids".
Imagine with me if you will.... fade away... A young Peyton Manning being brought into the office of Tony Dungy. "Son, you are great! The fans love you and you get the job done. In fact, you are the man, however you are the youngest quarter back on the roster and we need to reduce in order to stay under the salary cap. We're trying to pass some operating funds to keep you here but it's not looking good. We'll do our best to bring you back. You understand, we're hoping the other guy decides to hang it up. I'm really sorry about this... Good luck.
Okay, a little far fetched but that's how I feel sometimes.
However, I believe in the positive. Tomorrow I will lace up my boots and work with my team to be the best we can be for our 407 fans. We will work together to bring back up to speed our new starting quarterback not because we don't have a choice but because we believe we will still be successful. We have to believe we will still be successful come what may.
The thought I guess to ponder here is keeping the team motivated during this time of fear and confusion. Any suggestions from those who have been through similar situations?