OMG. I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I sat down at my mac and started writing. So what have I been up to?
Well the big news is I quit my job!
After 10 long years and in the only job I’ve had since leaving uni, I finally had enough and took great pleasure in leaving. What I didn’t tell my previous employer was that I already had a new job lined up as soon as I left. I left without a backwards glance.
I’m one of those people who works really hard. I was always the first into work and the last out. I was totally flexible and always changed my plans to support my job and did everything that was ever asked of me and where did it get me? Nowhere.
I learnt that long hard way that if your face doesn’t fit, then you’ve got no change, no matter how hard you work. It was so frustrating seeing people who were no better than me being promoted just because they were friends with the hiring manager. Nepotism is alive and kicking in the big, bad corporate world.
The final straw was when a senior manager tried to bully me but I stood up for myself and made a harassment complaint against that person so their inappropriate behaviour towards me would be fully investigated and they would be accountable for the way they tried to treat me. I’d finally had enough of being treated like a dogsbody and being unvalued and unappreciated for the work I did.
I’ve now found a company that treats me with the respect I deserve and I can’t wait to get started there.
Life’s too short to stay in places and be around people that no longer make us happy. Especially workplaces. These days I work to live. I don’t live to work.