I mentioned in my last post that I have a new job. And I’m loving it.
I’m a little nervous with the responsibility of the Huge Thing that I’m now in charge of, but it’s a good nervous. The exciting kind of nervous.
I transferred from a job where I reported to a major micromanager for the past year. It was stifling. The ability to work, grow, and learn is like getting to breathe again. I get to *gasp* actually make decisions. Supervise people. Write a damn memo without it getting reviewed and red-penned and reviewed again with no meaningful changes. (One time I wrote a report, it came back with a paragraph red-penned to death. I made the changes and turned it back in. She gave it back red-penned. The final report was almost identical to the one I did in the first place!)
At my last job, morale was tanking. People were stressed. We all looked tired. At my new job, people smile. It’s a refreshing change. I was there for over ten years. Over that time, the learning opportunities became infrequent. The work had become routine. The roadblocks were numerous. I was good at my job. I liked what I was doing. But I wasn’t thriving anymore. It was time for a change.
I feel like I have a wide road open in front of me for the first time in years.
The people are nice. I get to see one of my favorite people on a regular basis.
The subject matter appeals to my nerdy side. I’m learning a lot.
A stone’s throw from the ocean. I have big plans to walk along the beach at lunch.
AND! it’s a 15 minute drive to work. It’s not all perfect…
“You have lost data connection”
That’s what I see on my beloved EVO all day while I’m at work.
There’s a few places in the building where I might get one bar if I’m hopping on one foot doing the macarena. But people look at you funny.
Being disconnected from social media all day long.
I expect to be extremely productive!