Compassion wins

In light of recent events, I feel it is only fair that I also acknowledge the positives that have unfolded for me. I have been allowed to leave the organisation two weeks earlier bundled with a compensation in lieu of notice. This was unexpected and wonderful news for me! I was going to offer HR … Continue reading Compassion wins

This too shall pass.

The tables have turned and the cards are in my favour. I am getting out of here. I feel the heavy weight lifted off my shoulder. I was asked if I wanted to stick around a little bit longer, but I care no more for the extra money or learning opportunities. I am more than … Continue reading This too shall pass.

When work becomes disempowering, stand your ground.

I choose what I want to eat or drink, anything that fancies my mood because that is more predictable than yours. I choose who I want to be with or where I want to go during the one hour lunch because it's a breather from the 9 to 6 of being back in school or … Continue reading When work becomes disempowering, stand your ground.

It’s not about me, but it needs to start with me.

Before I started work in my not-so-new job, I wrote down a list of reasons to remind myself of why I accepted the job, and also made a checklist to help me make a decision at the end of one year if I should stay or go. Here I am appraising my employer shortly after … Continue reading It’s not about me, but it needs to start with me.

Happy cock it up year!

Another year with lots of new beginnings to be excited about. A new job, new names and faces to remember, new travel route to work, new things to learn on the job, all in one pretty package. Yet something seems to be weighing on me. I don't always like the skeptic in me, but I shall admit I have my doubts and … Continue reading Happy cock it up year!