Do you dread going to work?
I remembered when I was still working for my previous company, I would always have a sinking feeling the moment my alarm rings to signal the start of my work day. It didn’t start that way of course but the ‘honeymoon period’ didn’t last long.
I started out as a happy employee, eager to work and learn new things. I told myself that I am going to love my job and do my best in everything. Everyday I go to work early and ready. Everyday I do my best to do what is honest and good. Everyday I see people around me do the opposite. Everyday my scores go down and down while those who aren’t being honest with their job are being applauded and recognized. A few months after, I was served my first performance plan documents. Basically a threat that if you don’t do your job, you’re out.
I was left confused naturally. I feel that I was doing my job. I didn’t understand. Am I not expected to be honest then? Barely a year after, I was disillusioned. I go to work with dread. I was stressed. I feel undervalued. I feel unheard. I was no longer there because I love working. I was only there for the money and the health insurance.
The day I got accepted in my present company, the first thing I remembered feeling was relief. Finally, I am out of this hell-hole. I happily passed my resignation letter and in less than 30days, I am happily on my way to my new job and my new life.
I am happy with how my life has turned. Despite the stress my previous job gave me, I am still thankful it served as a stepping stone for me to be where I am now. I guess I will never be this contented and thankful of my current job if I didn’t have to go through that hell.
These days, I wake up happy and eager to work. I’ve been working in this company for almost three years and though it’s not perfect (because nothing is), I say this is worlds apart from my previous company.
Here, I feel valued and heard. Here, I feel a sense of purpose. Here, the culture is different, the values are enforced and those who are honestly doing their jobs are truly rewarded.
Almost three years and I am happy I made the choice. My only regret is that, I didn’t do it sooner.
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