Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Work Related

I guess I never really clarified why I changed jobs, or the history of me changing jobs. I am not one to change jobs alot. My last job in Virginia before moving here I was at for 7 years, and would probably still be there if we were still living in Virginia. I worked in the healthcare industry, and when we decided to move to North Carolina, I obviously interviewed in the industry I was most comfortable in. I pretty much went from one health system to another - they both even used the same accounting software. There weren't many differences in the two jobs.

Except the job got boring...I mean really boring. And political. And people started getting fired. And I didn't want to deal with it anymore. Parking was an issue, changes were coming that I didn't feel like waiting around for. I wasn't happy at all, and it was not fun to go to a job everyday that I was not happy at.

So off I went, found a head hunter, and gave my specific instructions of what I wanted as far as location and work/life balance. And I got what I wanted, and so far so good. I am finally out of health care, but with that comes a ton of stuff I need to learn, which is good.

I think I deal fairly well with change. My attitude at this point is I am 32 years old, if I can't handle it by now, then what the hell am I doing. This is much better than when I was little...I used to literally worry so much about the first day of school, I would throw up. Now, I wasn't even all that nervous on my first day. I just hope I didn't pass that worry down to the girls.

12 comments:

giants fan said...

that is really impressive with how well you have come to deal with change!!!

I'm glad things are going well with you and the new job!!!

CPA Mom said...

When was your first day? I'm so glad you love your new job!!! It makes all the difference in the world. ((hugs))

Rachel said...

I'm glad you found a job that you like! I know how it is when you go to work everyday and are miserable.

Julie said...

I didn't realize you changed fields too.

Laura said...

Good for you! KUDOS! I am glad that you took the initiative to be happier in your professional life - we moms sometimes forget that...we deserve happiness - and the happier we are in other areas - the better we can do our most important job of mothering.

KUDOS!

That Chick Over There said...

I'm so glad you were able to make a positive change!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

Awesome!! I get bored easily too... and like things that are challenging. So glad you are more happier on the job front now :).

MoziEsmé said...

Glad it's going well! Hope you find it fulfilling in the long run.

I've been looking at changing careers totally - maybe going into the midwife field - and I've been in accounting/IT forever. I just want something more meaningful. Maybe it's a midlife thing - I'm turning 35 this year . . .

Kellie said...

I am so happy you made the change!! And, even happier that you didn't get super worked up and nervous. I am the same way and it's horrible to feel like that.

:)

Happy Working Mom said...

I'm so glad the job is going well! I don't stay at jobs long if I get bored (which has been the past two jobs), so I completely understand why you left.

bichonpawz said...

If you love your new job, that's half the battle! So glad you found one that you like. Office politics are the absolute worst...

SJ said...

I'm so glad that you are enjoying your new job. I totally get what you mean in regards to change, I could totally use a change!