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Thanks and Some News

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thanks to all who commented on yesterday's blog. As KELTIC-CARA said, I answered my own question. I knew I was as I typed it, but I guess I just needed some support.

I am stepping out of my comfort zone and now that I have taken the step I am feeling really anxious about it. I have been unhappy at my job for quite a while and I am finally doing something about it. After working more than 17 years for the same company, I accepted a new job this week and gave my notice yesterday. As the initial excitement of getting the job offer is starting to wear off, the self-doubt is starting to creep in. My new position is with a non-profit organization (the master's program has paid off). This is just what I have wanted. The people seem really nice. It is closer to home, too. But fear of the unknown...I haven't started a new job in such a long time.

I am so glad that I have all of you for support! I especially need to thank Debbie, Di, and Dawn, who have been with me through the whole job hunting process. I would not have had the courage to get this far if it wasn't for them.
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  • v LINDAINALABAMA
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    I know you will do great in your new job.


    1276 days ago
  • v PHOENIX1949
    emoticon emoticon Change is good. After 26 years in the work environment and being downsized (wish this had applied to my body), I found myself as a SOTA (Student Older Than Average). I finished that college degree that I always wanted. It was scary and I often thought there was no way I could handle it. Worked out fine. Professors and fellow students were kind to me for the most part . Walked the stage for my diploma at age 50. You will do fine!
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    1284 days ago
  • v NEWME0519
    Wow how did I missed this news? Cheers to new adventures and fresh starts! Congratulations and Good Luck!

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    1284 days ago
  • v CAPECODLIGHT
    Congratulations! I think the toughest thing about starting a new job after being in the previous so long is it is hard to cut into a new organization as an experienced person. Try to learn as much about the new org. and who the players are as quickly as possible. Make sure they give you a "go to" person to be a resource for questions/how to do things. Make sure that person knows they have this role. If for some reason, that person is not very helpful, find other people on your own who might be. Don't automatically give your trust; people should earn it. This may sound rater cold, but you don't know what the politics are yet - and all organizations have politics - not everyone will be as invested in your success as you are. Go above and beyond for the first six months. This establishes you as a great employee. Then if there is a time you make a big mistake or have a bad week, they will say, "That's so unlike ____", rather than "There she goes again ____". But most of all, enjoy learning new things and getting satisfaction from applying your advanced education.
    My advice is based on 20+ years in employee relations. Good luck! Tell us how you are doing.
    1284 days ago
  • v BOBBYD31
    you should be proud of yourself! congrats and enjoy the new journey
    1284 days ago
  • v MUGSYMOM
    Hey Neighbor! Congratulations to you! I am sure it is exciting but frightening at the same time! I truly believe that EVERY single thing happens for a reason...when it is supposed to and this job was meant to happen for YOU when it did. Good luck to you! And to boot, it's closer to home! Now you can work on getting me a job closer to home! Hee hee!

    Stay warm! Best of luck to you! You truly deserve it!

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    Maryann
    1284 days ago
  • v DEBLYNN323
    Awesome news! Have fun with the new challenge, which I know is scary.
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    1284 days ago
  • v KRZYKAT3
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    1285 days ago
  • v CINDYKC2000
    emoticon DJ. You will do great things. Enjoy the change and embrace the challenge.
    1286 days ago
  • v BAYBELIEVER
    Di is right. You need to let it go, that self doubt. They saw how great you are. And we do too. Don't let yourself be last! You are going to rock this!
    1287 days ago
  • v DYNAMICDEB53
    What awesome news. Yes I bet scary too. I do hope you will be happier and that will help in all aspects of your life. You have worked so hard over the years with your education and now you are seeing the positive side of all that. You are awesonme and never doubt that!
    Hugs and smiles
    Deb
    1287 days ago
  • v DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Let go of the self-doubt. You are an emoticon woman and you are going to do GREAT with the new job. I'm so excited for you. It's a new adventure and your stress levels will HAVE to lower. Love you! emoticon
    1287 days ago
  • v TEDYBEAR2838
    emoticon doubting. The new company KNOWS you can do the
    job or they would not hire you.

    I just know you will LOVE IT.

    Change is good for us and it will be a new beginning for you.
    1287 days ago
  • v QUIDDITCHGRRL
    Hooray for you, Deb! You're going to be great, and it'll hopefully be the breath of fresh air you've been waiting for. emoticon
    1287 days ago
  • v DRB13_1
    all the best in the new position- go out there and change the world emoticon
    1287 days ago
  • v CINDYSDAY
    Your feelings are normal. But it will be good for you. I am proud of you for trying something different!
    1287 days ago
  • v WOUBBIE
    Being a little bit anxious is totally normal (I'd think it was weird if you WEREN'T a lit nervous) but this sounds like a great move for you! Best of luck!
    1287 days ago
  • v SHANSHE
    You will be GREAT Deb! It's normal to have some nervousness, but you will be ok!
    Shan
    1287 days ago
  • v NOTABOUTHEFACE
    Everyone has that feeling going into a new job especially when they've been at one for a long time. That job wasn't fulfilling and you weren't appreciated. This job sounds like the kind of place that can be everything the other place wasn't. You deserve it so stop doubting your worth, ya poop!
    1287 days ago
  • v BUTRFNGRZ
    Believe in yourself - you got the job for a reason!! emoticon And emoticon !!!
    1287 days ago
  • v HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE
    Changing jobs can be REALLY scary. I moved to a new position after 8 years, and it was terrifying. In your heart, you know this job is for you, or you wouldn't have taken it. It's going to be great!
    1287 days ago
  • v BRE2003SB
    Have a great day! emoticon
    1287 days ago
  • v LECATES
    Hoping this new job is what you really want to be---and if you were unhappy at the other place, then at least being out of that one will be better. And because you are the newbie, do not be afraid to ask questions or for help at the new job.
    1287 days ago
  • v MOXIE-IN-MOTION
    Starting a new job can definitely be scary, but.....it could end up being the most fabulous job of your dreams! You'll never know unless you take the plunge! Good luck...I'm hoping you LOVE it!
    1287 days ago
  • v PEPPYPATTI
    You will do great! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1288 days ago
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    1288 days ago
  • v JSTETSER
    I hope that your new job works out well! Have a great day.
    You might enjoy the poem that I wrote today.

    Right now I'm waiting for daybreak!
    http://www.sparkpeople
    .com/mypage_public_journal_indi
    vidual.asp?blog_id=5213874
    1288 days ago
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