Many of us reach a point where returning to a former state of some sort of happiness is impossible. We do so in our everyday life as well as our career.
They say that when you wish to stay at home 3 days out of 5, you should consider either changing your job or the line which you find yourself. But just how easy is this? How many resources does one have at one’s disposal? Is it worth the effort? What is the reasons?
Many of us at some stage in our life reaches a point in your life where you sitting at the foot of the summit and wonder if all of the madness is worth it. Is it worth losing your mind? Is it worth giving such a lot and ending up in pain, more mentally then physically. Enough with the rumbling, let me explain my story.
I am currently working as a Team Leader in a Call Center. Been here for over 3 years. In these 3 years, I have seen new acquisitions, have seen how a company that once was one of the most desirable in its field become nothing more than “a place i worked for”. There is plenty of reasons why it came to this point but the most common was the general consensus amongst staff, that they were no longer valued.
I applied for a promotion. Out of 20 Managers I got through to the final 7. I believed in my heart that the effort I put in through my presentation was one of if not one of the best. It answered all the questions they would have and would bring solutions that they are currently facing. I poured my heart and soul into my work, and on the floor had one of the best performing teams and was easily achieving targets. When asked what my secret was, it was quite simple. Put your people first and they will follow you into battle.
The decline came after I was rejected for the promotion. The main reason was that my tenure was not enough, but they promoted someone with even less then what I had at the time.
At this point, I realized that my cross roads has arrived and that difficult decisions was laying ahead. Do I leave? Do I go to a different unit in the company? Do I change my job spec and choose something different? Or do I go abroad and span my wings?
Stay tuned for the second part…