More changes?

When I put my mind to something, I will accomplish it. I really don’t care if there are odds stacked against me. I really don’t give a damn what anyone thinks in the matter. If I know that I can do something, that something is going to get done.

I’ve begun looking for a new job.

Why? My job is great. The company that I work for is really great. They’ve been a saving grace through this pandemic. Sure, there are a few idiots here and there, but for the most part, the work is really enjoyable. On Thursday, though, they let me know there won’t be any room for growth within the company… at all. Not now. Not ever.

This was disappointing to hear. When I accepted the position, I knew I was doing so in the middle of a pandemic. But, I was promised there were room for growth. I was promised there was room to move up, to eventually seek management. To expand on the position. To take it where I could take it. They essentially shut the door to any of that.

I appreciate their honesty. The could’ve hid their plans from me and lied about it. Long term though, this isn’t somewhere I’m going to stay. With no room for growth, this isn’t somewhere that I should stay. It’ll work for now. It’s been a real blessing to have a pay cheque given everything that’s going on in the world. But I have no sense of company loyalty.

I’m not quitting, at least not until I find a new job. I’m looking for a new job now, though. I’m testing the waters, I guess you could say. There are plenty of other places in this city that I could take my skills. I’m sure one of them could realize what I bring to the table and give me the room to grow.

I don’t know. Am I crazy? Am I stupid for wanting more? Should I just be appreciative that I have a job given the state of the world? Don’t get me wrong, I am appreciative that I have this job given everything that’s going on in the world. I just hate the idea of settling… especially since it’s not an assumption, I was given full notice there’s no room for growth.

There’s a company out there that needs me, that is willing to offer opportunity for growth. I just have to find them. For the time being, I’ll be good to the company that I’m with… you know, so they give me a good reference and all.

51 thoughts on “More changes?

  1. Have you been there for 6 months? Seems like a silly barometer but when I have evaluate resumes and there are a series of short job times, I wonder in my head if it’s the person and not the jobs.
    That being said, if you’ve been there for 6 months, do what you can to get out and find a place that values you to the point of encouraging upward movement.

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    1. Yeah, it’s only be a few months. That being said, it’s better to not work there for the next five years or more knowing the job isn’t going anywhere… you know what I mean? I’m not saying I’ll find a new job tomorrow. I guess I’m just opening up the option to the universe. If I find something I like and think there’s room for me to grow, I’ll apply. If it doesn’t happen, I still have this job in the mean time.

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  2. Keep the fire in your eyes. Also, do you want to move in winter? That sounds awful. Huge corporations, follow the tax year here. Hiring just before and just after October. It’s also when there’s less competition, here. Due to the Hallmark holidays and paychecks for celebrating them. I dislike my job, so much. So so much. Haha. I do like the time off and less responsibilities of owning my own company.

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  3. I admire that you really wanna do something where there’s more. We shouldnt be guilty doing the thing we love to do, and it’s good that you expect more from yourself. If you know deep down you have a lot to give, dont let the world tell you you could only settle do this, do that, if your goal is to be better at what you do then I think you would definitely need room for your own growth. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• You do youuu. 🌻

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  4. I respect that the hat least told you up front. Well, not up front, but they were up front about what they told you up front changing.
    They said, if they changed their mind once, it could happen again…but if you find a new situation, that’s a win for you!
    Plus, now you have awards to brag about in your interviews!

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    1. Yeah, I was a little dumbfounded when we met on Thursday and they told me that. I thought the fact that I now had these two awards and that I’d accomplished everything I had in the past few months was going to work in my favour. Turns out, it might on a resume, but not at my current job. You’re right though, at least they told me. They could’ve chosen to keep it to themselves and never told me. At least now I know.

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  5. You’re not crazy. Don’t settle for anything less than what you truly want. Don’t stay in a place that you won’t grow or improve. You’ll just be stagnant there. I support your decision. However, do be careful that you don’t jump from frying pan to fire. ❀

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  6. I would certainly put the feelers out. Worst you get some interview experience, but I would be reluctant to leave without at least 6 months working there.

    Although, there is no room for growth is always an acceptable reason, but at the moment, I would wonder if any company would say this.

    Certainly use the time to make connections

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    1. It wasn’t like they said ‘Not right now’ it was like they were clear about ‘Not ever’. I think that’s what disappointed me the most. I’ve only started this year. I’m not expecting to be the boss tomorrow. But saying that it’s never going to happen for me was kind of like… okay, well that sucks.

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      1. But they can’t say forever, I would certainly look around and see what is available, but I am not sure what its like in your part of the world, but here places like a supermarket job are getting over 300 applicants

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  7. Ignoring the few idiots. It is always better to look for a job whilst in a job. I think the company being so honest and transparent with you show the respect they have for you. Remember to keep it good whilst you are there and looking for a job, as you might bump into them again in another place. I have landed many jobs Unknowning this way.

    They have pretty much hinted to you to look inappropriate very respectful way. You are a talented they know it.

    I wish you every success in finding a new job. The only advice I say is stay here until you land a new job, you need the money to pay you home etc.

    And work to the same standard whilst looking.

    All the best.

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    1. Thank you for the advice. I agree with everything you’ve said and I intend to be the best employee I can be. I’m just going to make sure that I don’t close any doors for myself in the process.

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      1. Oh I just reread my first comment, I dont know how the word ‘inappropriate ‘ got there, it wasnt what I meant.

        I think your company value you a lot. And understand you want to go places, so they have been so open with you. Basically hinting at you to look for another job.

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  8. It’s a good indication that you are highly thought of, that they were honest with you. That speaks of integrity which there is a dearth of in today’s business world. And obviously they feel that you should be allowed to grow which is another good sign. So I think you are right to keep the job, and don’t feel bad that you intend to leave as you have been doing great work for them. When the right opportunity comes, and it will, even if you have to wait for all the Covid crap to calm down….go for it. Your heart will tell you when it’s right.

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    1. Thank you for this. I think right now my goal is just to keep my mind, and my eyes, open to possibility. I’m glad that they were honest with me but it’s also a reminder to not fall into patterns, to accept what is because it is what it is. My future doesn’t have to be adequate, it can be far better!

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  9. I think the strategy you have is smart in that you are keeping your current job while looking for a new one. I do think others are right too though in staying six months at least. Good Luck in your travels πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for the luck and for the wisdom. And you’re right, I think it’ll be much easier to find a job now that I have a job because I don’t feel so desperate for anything, I can wait for the right opportunity.

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  10. The good thing about your decision is: it is much easier to find a job when already in a job. You do not get so desperate when something does not work and you can really focus on finding a job that you really want.
    The bad thing about your decision is: we won’t be able to know when Axel finally finds his true love.

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    1. The last line made me laugh! You know… I wish he would find his true love because maybe then he’d smarten up. That being said, something tells me he’ll be single well into his forties, if not longer.

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  11. “When I put my mind to something, I will accomplish it. I really don’t care if there are odds stacked against me. I really don’t give a damn what anyone thinks in the matter. If I know that I can do something, that something is going to get done.”

    Yes! I fully agree with this πŸ‘.

    And man, are they out of their minds!? Heh, I get the feelings that maybe you’re not being appreciative enough in life, but some people are born to move onwards and seek novelty and challenges. It’s all we know. We are all a mixture, and different people are happy with different circumstances. They all seem to have their place. So follow your heart, and follow it ferociously!

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      1. This reads like a greeting card, it’s so wise and thoughtful. Thank you. I intend on following my heart and hopefully accomplishing a thing or two worthy of noting in this lifetime. Staying stagnate in a job isn’t a part of that plan.

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  12. My advice is don’t settle. Before finding a new job, I highly recommend keeping this one. What’s worse than having a job with no room for growth is having no job. Period. Even if you stay with this company for 1-2 years, it will still look really good on a resume.

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  13. Crazy? Not at all, my dear. Early 30’s right? This is the time to climb. Time to expect growth from a company. I admire your determination, actually. I am bored with the duties of my job but there is nowhere to go unless I interview all of my associates, find a hole in the process and create my own new job function. Which I have thought strongly of doing because – and this is a fear for many of us – I fear I would not get paid as much anywhere else. Keep your courage alive V and keep searching and fighting until you get exactly what you want. If you already know or can determine what you want, then you already have a big advantage under your belt. And I know you’re loaded with talent.

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  14. Growth is what one always seek in any environment… stagnation kills creativity and dulls the mind….hence you are right in your decision of moving on…age and the will to do are certainly on your side …so just move on… struggle is part of life…do not worry too much about it…

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