Funny how things creep up on you

January 19, 2010

It’s funny how things can creep up on you.

18 months ago my company was basking in the glory of delivering the largest, riskiest and most technically challenging project in our corporate history.

Within the team where I work, we’d all worked our asses off on it for years and for me personally, it presented great opportunities to develop myself, get noticed, get rewarded, it was basically the highlight of my career and I was on a high.

I had a great manager, the best I’ve ever had, and everything looked rosy.

Then everything changed.

Management reshuffle meant my immediate and senior managers both changed and I’m now managed from 500 miles away.

The platform I look after now has a shelf life, so my plans to look for new challenges and more marketable skills in the future have more focus.

One of our team has moved on to another role, but not just any old colleague, a great friend and mentor.

And now I no longer enjoy working in a team I once loved, in fact I now feel I’m going nowhere fast and that will not change if I stay put.

It’s like the management change and loss of a vibrant colleague killed off the lifeforce of the team and it’s in fatal shock.

So, time to get down to writing a CV (haven’t done one in 12 years!) and going for interviews. Much as I know what I’m good at, I hate this selling and marketing of yourself!

If you told me 18 months ago I’d be feeling this way now, I’d have said you were barking!

But nothing lasts forever and I’ve gone from content to pissed off in just a few short weeks.

Or maybe it was building and it just came to a head?

But now the point of no return has been reached, It’s time to move!


4 Responses to “Funny how things creep up on you”

  1. judy Says:

    There’s something so Dilbert like in management’s decision to change everything about a working, successful team. Hope this is one of those times when change is good and what sucks now leads you to something awesome.

    • J, it’s scary how much Dilbert echos our office!

      But then, just goes to show the things we moan about are pretty common!

      Hoping I get what I want out of what I’m chasing just now, thanks for your comment đŸ™‚

  2. George Angus Says:

    Hey Rambling,

    Saw your comment over at Judy’s site. As a kilt wearin’ lad whose father hailed from Edinburgh, of course I would come say hi to a Rambling Scotsman.

    I feel your pain with the management reshuffle. In the last decade, I’ve had two occasions where I was happy as a clam with bosses that were beyond compare. They retired and were replaced by tyrants not seen since foul King Edward’s reign. I ended up having to quit and find other places to ply my trade.

    Hang in there!



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