Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Good things come to those who wait...
No person should stay in a job that makes them miserable or where they don't feel like they make a difference. I did and it's only now in my new job that I realise I should have left the last one a long time ago.
I had a job I loved probably 5 years ago and I really felt like what I did made a difference and that I was really appreciated. Then the boss from hell was hired and that sucked the life out of it and those of us who reported to her.
Now I finally feel like I've found my little niche again, a place where I'm appreciated, where I feel like I add value and where I'm constantly learning new things. For me all of those elements add up to making it a good job.
The fact that the people are super friendly and the money is really good are just added bonuses.
Some people simply want a job where they go and do what has to be done, earn their weekly pay cheque and go home with no further thought about work. That's all right too if that's what you want. We spend way too much of our lives working to be miserable or not feeling like our individual needs are being met.
Tonight I went to a a Christmas party for the recruitment agency who interviewed me for the role. I hadn't intended to go because I didn't think I'd know any one and then the CEO from my new role asked me if I wanted to go with her (I've never had a female boss that I've liked, I guess I get on so
much better with males - no bitchiness either) however this one I really like.
Then there's surprises like running into people you know and didn't expect to run into and also
making valuable contacts which you just know will lead to good things. Who would have ever
thought that me, the person who loves her own company, would be so comfortable with the concept of networking and people management.
We should all find that place where we feel like we belong. Whether it's a job, a place or a relationship - you know it when you find it. Two people who knew me from the 'old world' told me tonight that I seem so much happier and lighter than what I used to be. Ain't that the truth...
Hope things are amazing in your world, or at least some small part of it is.
Posted by Fiona Biedermann