Phew – what a couple of months it’s been. If you’ve been stoically persevering with my random ramblings for a while, you’ll know that I haven’t been particularly happy with work recently. You’ll remember I talked about grappling my way out of the pit I was in. About breaking the chains I felt were holding me back.
Well, I’ve taken that first step.
As of March 20th, I will no longer be employed.
After my last post, I came up with a number of options that the company could offer me in order to make me stay. I was planning to bring them up at my end of year review and see what became of them. But then…
I was called up to my boss’ office for a meeting with her and the BIG boss. Big boss explained that they were planning to restructure the team and that my role was going to move into a new area. I would have pretty much exactly the same role, but new managers. Not what I wanted. At all. (And, of course, this meant that all my plans of asking for something else were pretty much null and void.)
So I thought about it, and thought about it some more.
I decided to have a chat with the boss (in a friend capacity) to see what she thought my options were. She told me that she thought I had three options:
- Accept the role
- Decline the role
- Look for something in another department/market
And so… I declined the role. There and then. No hesitation.
I have been grinning ever since. I have so many plans, so many options, so many things I want to do with this new freedom.
First and foremost I need to do something that *means* something. I want to experience more of the world and give something back. I’ve been stuck in the corporate world for 12 years. It’s time to use my skills to make a difference.
And I couldn’t be more excited about what the world has to offer.