Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Strange Twist of Fate at My New Job

While I'm admittedly an extrovert, new beginnings are still hard for me. Especially when I'm starting somewhere and know no one else in a new company. I started my new job just about a month ago. I find myself feeling a bit like a kid at a brand new school, coming in half way through the school year. It's funny, because that's familiar territory for me. We moved five times by the time I was ten, so I'm accustomed to being thrown into "new" situations. But still, I can't shake that feeling that I'm in the early weeks of "Survivor" and I still don't know quite who my alliances should be with or who to trust.

Work is going along well. I've been trusting my gut as much as I can. I got to help out with a big advertising campaign, one that I can't talk about much just yet. When it gets created, I'll let you guys know. Suffice to say that even though I'm a project manager, I threw out an idea that my creative team loved and it was presented to the client as part of the winning campaign idea. I'm excited about that. I like that my new coworkers take "collaboration" in stride.

Yet today, they let my boss go. Honestly, it's for the best. I liked him a lot as a person, but also felt like he was not the most effective person as a project manager. Other people had commented that everything was falling to me, and I'm glad that they recognized it, because I felt that it was true and wondered if it was just par for the course. The president and other people have said they want to support me and will help hire around the hole that is left now.

I am fine and I will be fine. But, it's disappointing. I feel like I was just in this position at my last job. It's just frustrating, you know?

A tree at dusk, taken by me this summer


kateyleigh said...

I love you... keep your head up... life is funny sometimes, isn't it? And I don't mean funny, haha...

You can do this - I'm proud of you.

Paula said...

Thanks friend! It just feels a lot like the Cheers theme song some days :)

"Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot."

With the emphasis being on "takes everything you've got" ;-)

Love you too!

Liz said...

Congrats on the your winning idea! Sorry about your boss!