Nope, this is not one of those self-help kinda posts.
It may also be too early to talk about it, but I just wanted to share that I am finally happy and excited to come to work, after 10 years at the company.
Well… the first year was good.
Then, the job changed a bit and I started to dread it. Almost quit a few times, but the good paycheck spoke louder.
Then, at the end of last year, the job and the manager changed again.
I was initially excited about the job change, and about taking different projects; but my manager, although good in creating processes and making a difference on how things were being done, was not much of a people’s manager. So I spend 6 months reporting to him and feeling completely lost on the new role, not knowing what to do and not getting any help from him on that aspect.
Then he left and we got a new manager.
Oh My Gosh!!! I like this new guy!
I had only 2 meetings with him. After our very first meeting, he right away helped me find work (I was bored to death with nothing to do, amidst people who were drowning on work). We also talked about mentoring briefly on that first meeting, and then yesterday, on our second meeting, I mentioned it again and he right away found myself a mentor on someone he has worked before and thinks would be a good match.
And that may sound weak and little, but it does make a huge difference in inspiring me and motivating me to come to work.
I don’t like coming to work to be bored; I’d rather be bored at home… I’m also not very proactive in knocking a people’s door and randomly asking if they need help. And because it’s a new job, with different tasks and responsibilities I was feeling lost and insecure and I really needed some guidance, which I’m finally getting now.
Hopefully I won’t need that level of guidance for long, but I do need it now and this new guy is giving me just the right amount of it (not too little that I still don’t feel empowered to do work, but also not too much that feels he is baby sitting me).
So I finally feel like a have a good inspiring manager.
And that’s an amazing feeling!
Let’s see how it goes….