I am a technical employee, specifically a field service engineer of diagnostic imaging medical equipment.
In Short: I am wondering if sending my resume to my current boss would help me avoid a layoff.
The boss I work for now isn't the manager who hired me.
It is unlikely that he has seen my resume - most likely he is unaware of my great career history.
In this tight economy, it's possible that my boss will be asked to "rack and stack" his employees. Practically speaking that process would identify which employees to lay off.
As a hard core techy (and the farthest thing imaginable from a social butterfly) I worry that I could be layed off.
Here is the question: Should I send my resume to my boss ?
- I've worked for the company for 6 years, and for this boss for 3 years.
- My technical performance has been very solid.
- We Field Engineers work from home, with never any time in "the office."
- Contact with the boss might be one phone call per week, and quarterly team meetings.
Should I send him my resume ? Would it help avoid a lay off ?