So I had an interview yesterday and I haven’t yet updated you on how it went. It went really really well. Got a really good feel for the job (something that is much more me) and the people who all seemed really nice – not that the people where I am aren’t nice, but they seemed more MY kind of people. I was in there an hour and 15 minutes and they fed back to the agency that they thought I was great and today I’ve heard that, while they still need to interview other people, I am their favourite. So I just have to keep everything crossed and hope that in a week or so I might get an offer.
But I haven’t explained why I’m leaving my current job.
I have blogged before about being very unhappy in my current role – although I probably deleted the posts when I found out that a couple of people had discovered my blog (I guess it’s not that hard to find me when you put my name and blog into a Google Search***). The work wasn’t what I thought it would be… well, maybe it was, but maybe I just took the job because it was so local and I would get Friday afternoons off to spend with the kids. Which was very important at the time, and still is, but my happiness in work is more important. I couldn’t just carry on going into work, wishing I wasn’t there, hating the job and feeling totally unmotivated, for months on end all for the sake of convenience and having an afternoon off with the kids.
Things came to a head last week and I ended up spilling how unhappy I was to the HR lady. I just couldn’t hold it back anymore. So I told her. And then I emailed my boss the next day (tried to call him but he was on a plane) as I didn’t want to hide anything from anyone. Monday morning this week, we sat down and had a chat and I agreed it would be best if I formally handed in my notice.
I am a little nervous about such a big step when I don’t have anything else to go to but on the other hand, I know from past experience that I have never found it difficult to find a job and I can always temp in the meantime while I find something more long term. I think I have enough faith in myself to know that I’ll be alright. Plus I have some money put aside from various things that I know if I have a few days or a week without pay I should be able to at least pay the bills.
So I had a phone call pretty much the same day I announced to HR that I was unhappy, about this job that I recently went to an interview for. It seemed perfect! Its something I’ve done before and really enjoyed. Its focussing on my data analytical skills which is something I have decided I want to go more into and away from the administrator/project co-ordinator role and its local and in an IT firm! What could be more perfect. So I had the phone interview on Friday afternoon and then an in-person interview on Wednesday morning. They seemed really nice. I got to hear more about the job, which I am very excited about, and THEY HAVE STARBUCKS ONSITE!!!!!
I now HAVE TO GET THIS JOB! haha.
So that’s pretty much what’s going on now!
Please keep everything crossed for me. I hope to hear end of next week at the latest.
***I really should stop telling people at work that I write a blog