I applied for another team lead position that posted today. You may remember I tried several months ago, and didn’t get that job (which really is just as well–I’m not sure I’d have been the best fit, and honestly I don’t particularly care for either of the two people I’d have been supervising). Nothing appealing has come up since then.
But a couple of people either have retired or are about to retire, and their jobs are going up. I’m a big Wayne Gretsky fan–you miss 100% of all the shots you don’t take–so I’m shooting that puck like mad.
This may sound like I don’t like my job. That wouldn’t be strictly accurate. I like it okay, most of the time, except when I’m retesting the same process month after month after month because it’s not passing. But I like the people I work with, and I like getting to understand the wider picture of what we do here at my location and division.
But I also like money. Money can be a good thing, particularly when one is eager to get one’s credit card, car, and house paid off. Then the money that was going to pay all those bills can go to things that are a little more fun, like vacations and awesome clothes.
I’d also like the opportunity to grow. I’ve been very fortunate in that I was able to move out of the secretarial/admin assistant field; while I was extremely good at it, I didn’t really enjoy it. So getting into quality assurance, and then into operational controls, has been fantastic. I have learned so much. I’m looking forward to learning something new.
So send me some positive thoughts, if you can spare a few, while I’m making the move into the next stage of my life, whatever that may be.