Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Job

Have I mentioned that I have a new job? In late July I pretty much hit a wall in my job. The busy restaurant management company drove me over the edge and, as I felt my mid-life crisis was starting early, it was time for me to run away. I had the luxury to stepping away being finically secure enough to take time to explore. This led be to talking most of August off. Sleeping in late, long workouts at the gym, hiking up in the mountains every day, the whole gainfully unemployed game. It was strange; having all this free time to just relax and rethink my career choices. I have been a Human Resources Manager most of my adult career, or for what seems like an eternity. During my down time, mostly hiking about Boulder, Colorado, I thought about my next career, what I really wanted. And, even with the bad taste left in my mouth of the last HR job, in mid-August I was recruited for another Human Resources gig. Yet the feel of the role was completely different. 

During the initial phone interview I really bonded to what would be my future boss. It was also just the change I needed, a corporate position with short and long term care facilities. Teams of educated doctors and nurses in the role of caring for people in need. A far universe away from attempting to maintain dignity around Bartenders and ego-driven Chefs. Goodbye high end dining, hello medical field. 

So far it’s like being on vacation every day. The work is very hard, don’t get me wrong, but I went from Bar Managers dropping bags of cocaine in the kitchen, to verifying medical degrees. It’s early days, but I feel like I have a purpose again. So, maybe the mid-life crisis can be averted for a couple more years. 

4 comments:

Pac said...

So glad you found something you enjoy, Stevie. I'm feeling the same way and it makes a huge difference.

Now, let's compare vacation calendars. :^)

robert hernandez said...

Congrats! I took a break from my career in corporate travel a couple years ago to rest and reflect (and have 2 nervous breakdowns) and am just now getting back into the travel industry--it's necessary sometimes to take a step away and just live life! All the best wishes from deep in the heart of Texas!

BosGuy said...

Congratulations on the new gig. I hope you continue to enjoy the job and the people you work with at your new employer.

anne marie in philly said...

congrats! when you are doing a job you like in an environment where you are appreciated - THIS makes all the difference.