I’ve been employed at a smaller local government as admin staff in a 2-person department for nearly 10 months now. The position I took over had been around ~2 years before I stepped in. Due to less sales tax revenue, my manager needs to cut 40k from the general fund – just about how much money I make a year. He’s verbally told me I shouldn’t be worried.
The new incoming manager (current employer) just called and asked if I could give him a percentage of my time I use to spend on a certain type of task (a task that could be outsourced to a consultant and paid for by a different fund). My honest answer for that would be 10% or less of my total time.
Should I be more worried than I am, and or, how do I tread through this?