I have been employed as the Snack Shop Assistant for TARC for almost two months now. It’s a job I didn’t want. I had seen the job advertised for almost two months before I actually applied. I didn’t want to go back to this place that I had left almost seven years previous, but I had been out of work for seven months and I was about to be hired for a job I really didn’t want. So I made a call and then applied for this job.
The reason I didn’t want to go back to this job is because I had worked there for nine years the previous time. While the first six to seven years had been great I was beginning to suffer job burnout. Plus we had an Executive Director that was more interested in pushing the 7 HighlyEffective blah blah blah cult theme then he ever was in the people served or the staff that served them. I was tired of the screaming and the yelling and the behaviors (and that was just from my co-workers!) and my heart just wasn’t in it anymore. I didn’t care. When you don’t care about the people that you are serving then it’s time to get out of human services. So I left.
Now seven years later I am back working for the same organization and loving it! When I wake up in the morning I am eager to get to work. I guess it fulfills a bit of a dream I used to have back when I worked my first job at Pizza Hut.I always wanted to run my own store and in a way I am now doing that.
It’s kinda like having my own little corner diner or coffee shop. Everyone’s a regular and everyone knows my name(most of the time) and I know their names. I get to do the shopping and make choices about what we sell. When I come back from shopping and it’s in the middle of one of the break times I get greeted like Norm from Cheers.
All in all I’m very happy right now and that’s a good thing.
Unlike my propensity for not being able to ask someone out, sometimes things do change for the better and you can go back and enjoy yourself again.