Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Job and Many Thoughts on Leaving My Old Job


I can hardly believe that it happened, but I have a new job.

Next month would have been my three year anniversary at my previous job. A job I once loved and was certain I would work at for the rest of my life. I was a microbiologist at a start up company, growing bacteria to be used in environmentally friendly products. It was a small company and it felt like a family; everyone got along and we always celebrated each others birthdays, and anniversaries and had the best Christmas parties.  I'm not exactly sure what happened, but sometime around this time last year things changed. I could probably write a thousand page book about all the ridiculous things that went on there. It just kept getting worse and all the crazy little things kept adding up until eventually no one could take it anymore, but nobody really wanted to leave. We all wanted everything to work out. I stuck around as long as I could, until I just couldn't handle it anymore, yet I still feel weird about leaving. But I think it's for the best..

Anyway, my new job.
 I actually now work at the same company as my husband! It's a deffirent department than his, so we don't really work together, but we run into each other a few times a day which is always funny. It's a medical testing lab and I never in a million years thought I would work there, I always thought I would work in the research field. The job I applied for was literally my last resort; I had already applied for everything else and was feeling hopeless. Crazily enough I had an interview there at the end of the week! My job is to receive in all the samples that get sent in from hospitals, sort them, order the tests and prepare them for testing. Which is a huge change from my last job! For one, I am constantly busy. There is never a second of downtime, compared to my last job where it wasn't rare to have hours with with nothing to do.  Also making the switch from a tiny company to an enormous one is pretty different. On the good side they have everything figured out, and on the bad side there isn't any freedom or flexibility like there was at the last job. Also going from having about 10 or 12 coworkers to having 100s, is pretty weird.

My new hours will take some getting used to, I had been on part since April  and pretty much stopped working in August, so I really got used to all that free time. I probably won't be blogging quite as much, but that's okay because I post a little too much anyway. But, it will be nice to finally have money again, I had been afraid to spend anything for about a year now because I never knew if or when the next paycheck would come.

Anyway, this is a new adventure and I am looking forward to the change! I didn't expect to write all of this but I guess I had more to say than I thought.

18 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new job- it sounds like a really good step for you! It's crazy because I went through the EXACT same thing with a family business a few years ago and it was so tough when everything changed. So weird to hear someone describe the same situation!

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  2. Congrats on the new job! It can be so disheartening looking for new work, and I understand the frustration of being unhappy in a current job a little too well. It sounds like a great opportunity though, and at least with being busy all the time it should fly by! I wish you all the best of luck with it!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I finally found something, job hunting is no fun!

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  3. well, good for you! a change like this can be kinda interesting, but also great fun. that's cool you see your husband sometimes, too.
    your job actually sounds very interesting and it's really great that you stay busy. sometimes things being slow can make it downright boring and just a plain old drag.
    good luck and congratulations.
    -Abigail

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    1. Thank you! I think I was ready for a change, and this turned out to be a good change :)

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  4. It's slways scary to leave behind you know for the unknown. Good luck in your new job!!

    -Kati

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  5. Congratulations on the new job! It always takes a little time to get used to a big change like that, but it sounds like you're enjoying the change of pace. I love when I'm busy at work because it makes the time fly by! I hope you make a few friends there, despite the high employee count. My colleagues are what make my job worth going to every day!

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    1. Thank you! I think I am finally getting used to it after a few weeks :D

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  6. Congrats :D So exciting for you to get a new job

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  7. Well done and congratulations on the new job! Change is always good to experience and I hope it opens up some new doors to happy and positive paths in your life.

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  8. Congratulations on your new job! It's a shame when things don't work out but life goes on. I'm so glad you got something interesting that keeps you busy, although I do miss having you around for spur of the moment trips to the mall, lunch or baking together!

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  9. I wish you all the best on your new job, and I hope you you'll quickly adapt!
    It's a new adventure for sure, and sometimes the changes are good :)

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    1. Thank you, I think it is a good change!

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