Every company has a mission statement, I suppose, and with that statement goes a mission.
But what if you feel like no one is sticking to that anymore?
It can make an employee feel downright horrible not to do the job for which you’ve hired them. It’s terrible for morale; it’s bad for the daily grind.
A man or a woman needs to feel like they might accomplish something in life. Work has a certain dignity for most people. I’m sure some out there do not want to earn their way in the world. Hell, I see that most days.
I feel like I’m hitting my head against the wall many days of the week now. My job isn’t world-changing; no I’ve had that type of job. I don’t want that responsibility on my shoulders anymore. The only world I need to change is my own.
So I’ve started looking for a new job.
And, wonder of wonders, people are actually hiring good help. I’ve had a couple of offers.
Monday I have an interview. I’ve already done a phone interview. This one is in person.
I’m hopeful that it will be a good fit, but I’m not going in blind. A friend suggested not wearing rose colored glasses. I understand that, the grass is not always greener on the other side.
My only regrets are flexibility in my schedule would be lost, and I would lose my boss. I’ve said before he’s a hell of a guy. But loyalty won’t pay bills or fix how I feel right now.
If I could change things where I’m at, I would stay for good. My pain needs to go up a bit; a job needs to be finished properly. that last bit is of the upmost importance. If you’re not doing what you say you’re going to do, there’s no reason to start in the first place.
Some might think that changing up at fifty-three is a bad idea. I’m always looking for that next challenge. I don’t feel like I’m being challenged anymore.
And so, off I go. Wish me luck.
That’s it. That’s the post.