The drama at work increases... I had a direct, no hold barred, somewhat contentious discussion with a manager 3 levels up from me about my job. I said I had nothing to do, I had received no direction from my manager on what I am supposed to be doing, and my official job title and department are both no longer extant... but I still am a "Program Manager, Channel Sales".
He was aggravated with me for bringing this up, and I said I shared his aggravation, because I LIKE work, and having a career path, and knowing what metrics I need to hit on a quarterly basis to get my bonuses and promotions... neither of which I have had in three years, because I haven't had the same manager for two consecutive review periods during my 6-years of working here.
TURNS OUT, there is a huge reorganization of our sales department happening TODAY, several Executives are losing their jobs, and the whole department is being rebuilt from the ground up.
Confidentially, my manager told me my job is safe (I refrained from asking, "what job is that, exactly?"), so I wait and refresh my email, awaiting notice of the changes...