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Weblog week 29: My last weblog

It will probably surprise some or even most of you, but this is my last weblog. I’m going to leave SRE and the C2C BIZZ project.

I never wrote about it, but SRE is in the middle of a reorganisation. Our politicians decided to limit the cooperation of our 21 municipalities to only a few subjects: economics, infrastructure an area development. And moreover SRE will no longer execute projects, but should only focus on the strategic side of these subjects. This means the work will change and over half of the employees have to leave (finally). The already have a new name for the new situation: Metropole Region Eindhoven.

Although there is a very good social plan, I was worried to still have a job, but no more work after the C2C BIZZ project. I already found out that is almost the worst thing that can happen: having nothing to do and waiting for emails to arrive that can be answered. That is why I started searching for another job and now I found one: I will be responsible for the municipal social buildings in Sint-Michielsgestel from 15th August on. The function is a combination of policy making and project management in close cooperation with the politicians and I will be able to go to work by bike.

It really hurts to leave the C2C BIZZ project before the end and all my nice colleagues, but this is a chance I have to take. C2C BIZZ was my first European project and I learned an incredible lot during the last three or four years. I would like to use my experience, knowledge and skills in another European project, but I think I can also use it my new job. Last week in London I already said goodbye to the C2C BIZZ partners and next Thurday I will also say goodbye to my colleagues. I look back at over five fantastic years at SRE and I wish the C2C BIZZ partners, my colleagues and you all the best.

Of course I do not just walk out and leave the C2C BIZZ project alone. From now on there is a new project manager: Wieke Galama. Together with Ilja, Bart and Linda she will guide the project. This week we finalise the transfer of tasks and next week she will introduce herself here. Thank you for reading my weblog, I hope you will also follow Wieke and I wish her good luck!
Richard de la Roy from Eco-Makelaar says:

July 14, 2014 at 16:48 Hello Helma, Think your decision is a good one, making a decision now is much better,than someone takes decisions for you. Finishline of project was ahead, think results will be rewarded as winning a titel. Wish you luck in your new function. All the best.

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