Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I just got some interesting news today at work that may make my future here a little brighter!
I've been in my job for over 9 years, and have worked under the VP of sales. He's a difficult person to work for, in fact, I'm the only one that has lasted under him for this long - and it wasn't easy! He's a terrible manager, he's moody, inconsistent, and can just be mean sometimes. We've been together for so long that I get him and have learned how to deal with him. I've also absorbed a lot of extra responsibilities under our CEO and Sr. VP. I just learned today, that after 20 years, our VP of Sales is leaving the company!
Our CEO informed me this morning. I was shocked to hear it - and then a little voice in my head started singing..."Ding Dong the witch is dead!". HA! I think the entire sales team just breathed a sigh of relief when they heard. I had this awesome meeting with our CEO about my role here. I told him that lately, I'd become rather disengaged from my current role - mainly because I didn't have any clear direction and had been doing the same thing for so many years, and didn't see a way to break from it. I know I'm capable of so much more, but have felt held back. He informed me that I'm a true asset to this company and that he is going to do everything in his power to keep me happy and to keep me here.
We are going to meet again in a few weeks to discuss an opportunity for me to take on a new role. He's not replacing the VP of Sales at the moment, so I will be working directly under our CEO.
I'm praying this is the opportunity I need right now. I've been so dissatisfied with my job lately. I have proven myself to everyone here over and over again, but rarely gets me anywhere. It gets me more work...but doesn't move me forward in any way. A new door may be opening for me! I'm really excited...and hopeful!!