“The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.'” [Lewis Carroll]
In 6 weeks I shall say goodbye to the job I have owned for 10 years and what a job it has been. It’s had its ups and downs -the ups were the first 8 years, the downs the last 2. Being owned by Global Company Pepsico, I thought it would be an advantage but it turns out that being global means following all the rules and regulations of a company who’s head office is in a “war zone”. The amount of courses we had to do for bomb threats, floods, fire and anti bribery was ridiculous. Reading the PEPSICO VALUES on the wall at reception every morning was a joke – care for customer, consumers and the world, (they forgot about their own staff).
No, I’m not bitter because I’ve been employed for 10 long years and made some great friends and realistically it is time for a change. Time to get out there and find a job that suits me and my capabilities. Time to do a course I’ve been dying to do and time to look after myself after so many years of looking after the men in that office.
Fear of the unknown is hardest to deal with. I’m positive I will find a job, that’s never been an issue but when you finish up at Christmas time when everyone has closed down and when you want to start looking, usually this is the time of year when everyone is looking for work – patience is what I need (anyone got any spare or can you teach me?) Never been a patient person but hey! My latest mantra is
I AM ENOUGH
I DO ENOUGH
I HAVE ENOUGH!
And you can’t fault that! Everything will be OK (oh and I end up with a nice redundancy package, something I didn’t get from my last job because I was classed as a casual). Funny that, I lose my previous job after 8 years and then get it offered back to me four months later. Funny how the world works isn’t it?
Let me know what your MANTRAs are?