Does That Grass Look Greener to You?
The question really relates to the fact that whenever I end up looking for a new job I always wonder if it’ll be better than where I am. Not only that but I fear that it won’t be. In the situation I am now I have little choice because unless something magical happens by August I will be out of work. It kinda sucks to know this but at the same time I’m thankful that I have a couple months to sort things out, better than a week. I’d like to think I stand out and am employable but at the moment I feel that I am, along with X hundreds of other people, guess a recession does that to a job market. I’m not worried yet but I will be if August grows near and I’ve nothing lined up.
Work is a funny thing, there are things which make you wish you were somewhere else and then there are things or people that make it the best job in the world. For me, I know I’m somewhere good when, no matter what’s happened at work, I can go home and leave work at work. If work comes home with me and I find it affects relaxing at home with Cati then I know something is up. It’s only ever happened the once and I moved on from that environment and since this is one job out of the many I have I’m confident that these are rare occurences but that doesn’t stop me fearing it. Work is a necessity for most people and unless you marry into money or win the lottery you’ve got many years hard graft ahead of you. Therefore for me I’ve got to enjoy what I do, like the environment I work in and feel that what I do makes a difference and I have progression ahead of me. I have ideas of what I’d love to do and when I can I apply for those roles but at the same time I’m acutely aware that I may need more experience for them.
Aside from hunting for jobs I’ve got game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals to watch when I get home. Please don’t spoil it for me as I don’t know the result. I had to avoid a tweet from Wil Wheaton this morning as it mentioned his thoughts on it. I’m hoping Pittsburgh tied the series but at the same time Detroit owned us on their home ice so who knows. I think since it’s back at the Igloo we’ve got a good chance but Detroit are a strong team. Continuing the sport theme cricket has been fun. I’ve bowled more than I’ve batted, in fact I’ve only faced one ball so far this season (not out btw!), and have got 2 wickets so far. I’m enjoying it as always and am looking forward to my next game on Thursday, will let you know how it goes.
Oh and before I forget our bathroom is being re-fitted. Currently we only have a loo that works by bucket flushing. Not glamourous but better than no loo. I used our neighbours shower last night but I’m hoping ours will be up and running tonight. Still it’s looking good and will be cool having the new suite in. Our Landlord was very kind and let us select the suite with a budget in mind and they’ve organised the fitting. The same is going to be done with the kitchen too which is pretty cool as storage space is the number one priority there. Haven’t been advised of a budget on that yet so holding tight I would assume till the bathroom is done but it’s all go at the moment. Four days was the estimate so I’ll put a pic or two up when it’s done which should be Thursday as work started on Monday.
So to close things off things are in flux I guess. The grass is looking greener but only because I have no option right now. I’m hopeful right now of securing a new role but at the same time worried that as far as the IT market is concerned I’m just the same as the next guy.