How do you move out of your comfort zone gracefully. I’ve been in the same job for 8 years. I worked my arse off to basically look after the whole office and the field sales team. Last September most of my work went to Sydney in an attempt to unify it all which meant that I lost 80% of my work but since I work alone at reception I still have a job.
So what’s the problem you might ask?
I’m bored SHITLESS!!! There is nothing work than going to work and counting mail or cleaning up the office or even laminating posters around the office.
BUT I don’t want to move on. I like my job and hopefully things will get better but they can’t if the word is that they are moving to the other side of the city in 2014. There is no chance I’ll get a redundancy in 2014 because my contract doesn’t allow for moving so basically I’ll be offered a job on the other side of town which I will refuse and they’ll say “bye bye”!
I’ve got the best of both worlds. A huge office, by myself without anyone telling me what to do because I do it with my eyes closed so what do I do?
I’ve been online and of course, there aren’t any decent jobs around. I’m in my 50’s and alot of people are looking for younger people to pay less. I’ve been to agencies and they NEVER CALL BACK so here I am sitting in front of a computer at home wondering what the hell am I going to do next?
Being that I’m now separated and NO PLANS to reunite with my husband means that I’m a single lady, in her 50’s, living in a house that I will eventually sell and probably won’t see too much of the proceeds. It will be like starting out all over again. At my age that isn’t an option.
So here I am trying to figure out my next step which should have been – stay at my job, pay off my house and live happily ever after.
No wait! Only part of that is true because I believe I will live HAPPILY EVER AFTER. I like me, I am very good at what I do and while I have to move on I don’t have to do it ‘right this second’! So I shall take my time. A job is out there for me and I’ll find it. I’ll find a house that I can afford to pay for outright and won’t have to depend on working so hard to pay it off and then I can do everything I have always wanted to do and enjoy my life.