It had been 2 years since I interviewed with this company. I was enjoying training with CG, all though I had a few issues with the business side of things. Loved being able to set my hours and work with so many different people. I was shocked when he basically offered me a job. I explained I was not interested but as all good salesman, he pushed for me to come in and talk with them. I did go see them, they were willing to work around my training schedule. I couldn’t believe they agreed to everything I put out there. I was to start the following Monday.
I went in on Monday and started training, the manager was not happy at all to see me. We got through the day. Upon arriving on day two, I was called into a conference room where I was offered her position, she knew with my back ground in HR, they were looking to replace her. I took the position but had to let most of my CG go. It was with a very heavy heart, I agreed. This job offered me stable pay, with benefits and vacation. I hadn’t taken a vacation in almost 2 years.
The job was going well, we were getting a new computer system and I was trained as a Super User. There were a few bumps here and there, drama was a big issue working there. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. People that shouldn’t be trusted were trusted. I tired to do my job and stay out of the way. After six months, I let my CG business go to commit completely to this job.
I went on Vacation and came back to my office packed up and I was laid off. There was no reason given, just wasn’t working out. I found myself back in the market for a new job. I was in total shock. When I was told they were letting me go, I laughed. I didn’t believe it but it was real, it happen. I gathered myself together and drove away. Looking back the signs were there. I didn’t fit in, after all I’ve been through in life, I don’t do well with a lot of drama.
Reflections: There are things that are out of our control, it isn’t personal. Don’t let the actions of others control who you know you are. Remind yourself you are better and deserve better. God will open doors when others have been closed. Trust the journey. Life is too short to beat yourself up and lose your confidence, hold your head high and travel on. There will be a light at the end of the tunnel and you will be better for it.