A new phase of life began for me on Tuesday: I once again joined the ranks of the unemployed. This is the second time in 2 years. Ouch. I know the statistics. Unemployment rates are high. It looks like the odds are against me. I have two choices here: I can shrivel up and succumb to depression or look for that silver lining. I choose door #2.
However, I am human. I was taken aback to hear of my sudden joblessness. My first thought was ‘Really? After all I have contributed?’ But I do have a nifty filter that stops me from blurting the reactionary thoughts, and once I thought about it, you know what? It really is all right.
I put my all into every job I take, whether it is managing an office or running a cash register. This job was no different. I was given the opportunity to make change and create a more efficient way of gathering information. I think I did too well a job!
No job is perfect. I was not always happy and did not agree with all decisions made. Either way, I don’t regret my decision to take the job so soon after being let go from my previous one.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company. While all places have their ups and downs, the people I was helping are absolutely amazing. The amount of time they had to fulfill their duties was never enough and yet they somehow managed. It was a pleasure working alongside such a wonderful group and I will not forget them.
I’d like to think I made an impact and left the place better than when I first arrived. It gave me insight into what I could do in the future, and now I have a new passion to follow.
Though I have no current prospects into a new paycheck, I do have summer to look forward to with my children and family I haven’t seen in over 10 years. Plus, summer classes to will keep me busy and then the fall semester to flow into a new career. Things do not look so bad after all once you look at the silver lining.