Wednesday, August 10, 2011
An old job
I held this job for nearly eight years but I left it that long ago now and things have changed to say the least. The office is much improved - a nice new desk and all new cabinets, which were badly needed, and many newer machines. Unfortunately so has the routine! All the "processes" have changed, from the computer programs to the filing system. Management has changed as well. So although it seems as though I should be able to step right into this job and do it easily, I'm fighting against a learning curve that was inevitable. I don't want to mention that I'm older now because I still think I can pick things up pretty quickly, but it is true that we slow down a bit in middle-age and aren't quite as sharp as we used to be! Hard to admit, but true enough.
As I said to my husband, if I were taking this job back I would probably be able to pick it all up and hit my stride within a couple weeks. The problem is, by that time the vacationing employee will be home again and I'll forget it all again. But honestly I do miss having a regular job with my own desk and responsibilities. As much as I enjoy my flexible lifestyle there are things I miss about this old job and it's fun to sit at the desk again and do it.