Highlight, Lowlight

It’s hard to write about my day job, because like many, it’s just not my business or my story to tell. I’d rather talk about things closer to me, things that match my goals.

 

Tomorrow I leave the same place after two years, what have been the highlights and the lowlights?

 

Well, me being me, one of my favourite moments was watching Community on a Virgin Australia flight after a long day of meetings. Possibly totally random, but such things really warm you to a company! And Virgin were already my airline of choice. Plus, on the same flight, a flight attendant kept offering me wine (sadly I’d taken some allergy medication and couldn’t drink).

 

I don’t have a specific lowlight. I think the lowlight is just knowing that regardless of the job I do, a corporate job isn’t what I wanted. There were busy & stressful days, but isn’t that true of any job?

 

Does that mean it has been all bad?

 

No.

 

Technically I worked on some thing very unique, never to be repeated.

 

It’s just something I don’t overly care about – it pays my bills and while that’s good, it’s not soul-achingly important to me.

 

I’m not sure if I should be sad, or if I’ve already mentally checked out and am moving towards the next thing. Maybe, having pretty much always been a contract worker, I just don’t bother with emotions on these things because it’s not worth the effort.

 

How do you feel when you leave a job?

 

6 Replies to “Highlight, Lowlight”

  1. I’ve only ever really left three, and I’ve always been happy to go- because I was leaving an unhappy workplace!
    I think being contract-based you do well not to get too attached. Keep movin’ on πŸ™‚

    1. Very true. I literally cannot count the amount of places I have worked. I don’t even know the name of every place I’ve worked.

  2. I’ve been in my current job for 13 years – I can’t remember…

    Well, I sort of can – my job before this one was the Olympics – so I left that knowing that the job was always going to end sometime, plus with a feeling of satisfaction from a job well done… πŸ™‚

    I’ve been lucky enough to have never been sacked or retrenched, so each time I’ve left a job it’s been because it was the right time to leave, so no regrets, no looking back! πŸ™‚

    1. 13 years, wow! Any longer than one year in a job and I get restless πŸ™‚

  3. I think it depends on whether your job is one that fulfills you. If all your job does is help pay the bills, I can see how leaving it wouldn’t really have an effect on you one way or the other.
    I love my job….it took me a while to find a place where I could finally say that. Sometimes it just takes time.

    Btw, I nominated you for a Liebster award! The details are on my blog.

    Kendwy @ MindofKiwi

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever had a job that fulfils me much. Some have more than others, but my mind is often on other things when I’m at work! Or maybe I just have a terrible attention span.

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