After losing my last job and finding another, it is quite astounding how much happier I am. It's a world that I never would have imagined existed. I knew I was miserable, but I wasn't exactly sure how miserable that was. I didn't want to get up in the morning to go to work, I didn't want to be around the people I worked with (with the exception of a few people), and I didn't want to interact with anyone. Do not get me wrong, I made some pretty good friendships. I also found out a lot about myself, how I will never run a company, and about what types of people I do not enjoy spending time with. But sadly my mood was very synonymous with the depression of which I used to suffer.
I wasn't aware that companies could run in any different manner. I thought all companies were going to be the same. At one point, I was told that if I was in the business of getting recognition for my accomplishments, I was in the wrong job. And clearly I was. I'm not sure how that mentality could have been presented to an entire department in a company. Yes, if you're in sales you are the ones "bringing in the money," but without a back office to complete their work, you're company is worthless. With value spread so thinly in certain departments, it's not surprising to me when people leave.
It took months and months of searching, multiple interviews, several times being turned down, a lot of headache, and then a call from a wonderful recruiter, to find the life changing moment that added to the happiness I found outside of work.
5 Reason Why I'm Glad I Got "Fired"
So let's get this straight, first. I told my boss I was interviewing for a new job and was let go. I did not put in a notice. So technically I was fired. Of course it was on good terms and I'm still eligible for re-hire, but I would not go back. Like I said, I'm beyond happy with my life now and it's only been a month since the last day of my employment. I had dinner with my Grandma the night before last and she stated she could tell there was a weight lifted from my shoulders. That's how stressed I was.
1. I'm Treated Like an Actual Employee NowCrazy, right? To be valued as an employee, even if you're in the "operations department?" Treating someone like an actual employee rather than a pee-on? With my last job, even though I had been an employee for nearly 3 years, I was a perpetual intern with no possible room for growth (or at least, that's what it seemed like.) Multiple promises and nothing with a follow through. I watched a position that was promised to me, given to someone else -- that hurt.
I'm sure that if I had been or showed interest in being a sales person, I would have been bumped up into a "recruiting" role. But some people don't show interest in that, and it's unfathomable to think that just because a person doesn't want that track that they treat them lesser.
2. I'm No Longer BoredEven though it was rough to sit at home alone, with my cat, for a few weeks while on unemployment between jobs, I was able to actually do productive activities. I was able to do school work, rather than sitting at work doing almost nothing during the day. I did ask for more work, yet randomly there was nothing that I could do. In my new job, I have not had a boring day, yet.
3. I Don't Have to Cater to ChildrenAdult children, at that. People who feel like you are literally in their lives to do nothing but cater to their needs. Yes, I dealt with that, and I know that once I open my own business, that shit will be nixed out very quickly. Everyone has a job to do and everyone needs to do their jobs.
4. I'm Actually Doing Something Productive Toward the FutureIf you know me, you know how badly I want to be in the marketing and design fields. With my new job, I'm doing just that. Gaining so much exposure to different aspects of a field about which I am passionate. It's.... wonderful.
5. The Stress Reduction is Fantastic.I cannot tell you why or how I became so stressed with my last job, but it played over into my personal life. I could not leave work at work because work made me hate people. I could see values slowly slipping away that I had before I started my job. It was... terribly.
Now, I won't say everything was bad. I learned a lot, I gained experience while I was still in school which helped me into my graduate program, and I met my best friend. I will never run my future company in the manner that this company was run, and I know that for a fact.
I've Got Make Up Questions!
Ladies, or gentlemen, I've got some questions. I know that I follow quite a few different make up and beauty bloggers (and I hope they follow me, as well.) I am pretty much a noobie at make up. I've got just about no experience with make up other than Bare Minerals, and they made me have terrible acne. BUT! I've got some questions.
With my new job, I feel like I want to be a bit more professional, and that includes make up!
- How do I cover pimples? And what products/brands would you recommend?
- I want a foundation that isn't heavy and that won't make me look scaley! What would you recommend?
We Need Travel Tunes!
With the 9 hour travel to Wizarding World of Harry Potter only A WEEK AWAY, we're in the market for some good traveling tunes. We're open to pretty much any kind of music, but we're not sure what the best music for road tripping is! What are some of the tunes you listen to while on the drive? :)
It's Almost Halloween
And like normal people, we carved pumpkins. I'm not going to picture my boyfriend's because well... it was a disaster. But here is mine. It was my first attempt at scraping the skin of a pumpkin rather than actually carving all the way through. I think Simba turned out pretty well. :)