So last Friday, we had a department wide Zoom meeting led by my Boss's Boss (I'm going to call him Big Boss for the sake of this post.)
Now, this meeting followed directly on from a mandatory 3-hour company-wide Zoom call about how our company can further support Black individuals in our day-to-day operations. This ended with an hour long workshop on defunding the police, and how this might look at our company. It was great, and it felt productive.
Now, fast-forward to our department meeting. Big Boss began by disclosing that he believed there had been "a lot of misinformation" shared in the morning session, and that his personal view was that we NEED the police. He basically debunked the entire 3-hour session in 3 minutes.
He then talked about accounting and claimed that our recent pay rises, as negotiated by our union, were responsible for the amount of debt the company is in. He asked "Does anyone want to give those back?" which was clearly a joke, but I felt it was in poor taste.
Finally, during the Q&A session at the end of the meeting, Big Boss was asked if there were going to be any impending layoffs. He scoffed and said, "I can't answer that right now. What I CAN say is that I am paying a lot of you for doing very little work right now."
So I'm looking for advice, because I'm not exactly sure what I'm supposed to do with all of this. On one hand, I'm extremely lucky to have a full-time job at the moment, because the pandemic has put my industry in a lot of trouble. But I'm concerned that the work I'm doing is not appreciated, and there seems to be a disconnect between the goals of the company as a whole, and the goals of my department. It also sort of sounds like I should start researching new jobs as backup.
What do people think?
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