Rumor has it – and unlike previous such rumors this one has been confirmed as far up the corporate ladder as my connections go – that a foreign IT corporation is looking at buying us from our mother corporation. Currently, this won’t be happening, because we are involved in some business critical activities for our parent, and they’re afraid such a sell-off would drive even the last competent people away and thus endanger those business critical activities and projects. But in a time frame of 1-2 years it will likely happen as the projects will have been completed by then.
So there we have it: A horizon for my work at this company. Because losing all the benefits I get from being part of the “empire” of our parent means that the work there is completely not worth it anymore.