Moving on

Life sure flips you upside down and drags you up paths to decisions you may not want to take.

My job life has been just like that.  I had to make a choice, a really big one and after 19 years in one job, I’m moving on.

I feel excited, anxious and nervous about this choice.  Making my mind up did remove a big weight from my chest, but still I have to wonder if I’m making the right move.  I guess I’ll find out.

After 19 years in one building, I feel as much a part of the furniture as I could.  I’ve laughed, cried and roared with anger in that place.  I’ve seen others come and go, friend and foe.  Will I miss it?  The stress I won’t.  The being used and abused, I won’t.  Some of the people I might.

I’ve said this before, but announcing my decision, really brought home how little all my hard work and effort had meant to my barely above minimum wage job.  I really was only a number.  Expendable.  Worth little more than an extra body getting the job done, that someone else could do, though probably with less heart and soul than I did.

I know that I’m not the only one in the company experiencing this transition and deciding to take the money and run.  In fact, I think the company are a little shocked and scared at how many they will lose.  I don’t think their master plan to cut us all back onto fewer hours worked out as great as they’d expected.  How the mighty have fallen.

I wish all of those colleagues, who may not read this, all the best of luck for their future.  I think we have made the right choice, and unchained the corporate noose from our necks.  May we all move on to bigger, brighter and better things.

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Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

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