Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The only predictable thing is unpredictability!

Hmmmm.  Work life has been interesting lately.  Also exceedingly stressful.  We are owned by a new company and they operate very differently from our former company.  I don't really have a problem with that and I am totally on board with learning new things and increasing the goodies that can go on my resume.  But the method of imparting data is sketchy and there is a lot of back and forth with people contradicting themselves and countermanding each other.  Add to that a tendency of micromanage and my immediate boss who I have worked for for many years has become so nervous that he is positive I am out to get him.  Truthfully whenever he gets stressed he thinks this.  But it has reached new levels of the absurd.  I am just doing what I am told and have showed him the emails that prove that.  But suffice it to say this is most definately a work for the money situation and not a work to feel good about what you do in life situation.

While I also am a pragmatist and believe that work doesn't necessarily equal fun, it would be nice not to equal misery! LOL  Today I spoke with someone in a similar line of work. He knew we had been bought and has a tangential relationship with the place where I work.  I also interviewed for a position with his organization when KC was an infant.  The only reason I did not take the job at that time was because my former company made a huge effort to keep me, giving me some great perks and a raise.  But it was close. I was really really ready to jump to the other organization till they sweetened the pot. 

G called me today about some business that we share in our work and then said "OK I have a question.  Are you miserable enough yet?"  I asked what he meant and he said that he knew my new bosses were really tough to work with and that the person who took the job I interviewed for 6 yrs ago was leaving.  So would I be interested?  He has not put the ad in the paper yet, but wanted to give me a heads up.

Hmmm.  I am not sure his organization can come close enough to my present salary to make it possible, but it is attractive and interesting.  And flattering, truthfully to be asked.


Lisa said...

That is very flattering and the highest form of praise. It also might be worth considering. You never know....

Sunday Koffron Taylor said...

It is always nice to know you are wanted!!! ; )