Due to my last post, you might have noticed that I was on holiday and didn’t check my email and neglected my telephone during this time. Furthermore, I didn’t configure an automatic email reply given that I am subscribed to various mailing lists that might have been playing ping-pong with my automated answers 😉 Now I’m back and thanks everybody for your patience!
Today, I’d like to head back to one of the most visited posts of this blog, “Should HLkomm Be Sold by Leipzig Council?”. Surprisingly, an Indian friend of mine, Vikram Vaswani, requested me to write a follow-up as he apparently found the original blog post interesting and even provoking.
So, here’s the update:
On June 20th, there was a deadline for application to buy into 49% of HLkomm. Besides other companies, not known by name, some of my former co-workers (managers I reckon) made an offer as well. Cool, isn’t it?
Read the story in German: LVZ Artikel Mitarbeiter bieten für HL komm_2011-06-21
Although I am a bit disappointed that the rest of the HLkomm staff hasn’t been asked for participating in the bid and haven’t been involved in the plans, I guess the reasons for this bid have to been seen in a political manner: those guys are allowed to have a deeper look into the selling processes as they usually would have been allowed. Smart, isn’t it?
Meanwhile, Leipzig’s municipal has not been dormant: Apparently, they want to get rid of the formerly established homes for handicapped people. This seems to happen without any press release nor any other official note. I just got this information unofficially from one of my best mates who worked for them and was threatened to be fired soon.
I’ll keep you informed.