I’m quite a mover – careerwise.
Earlier in my career, I won’t stay for more than a year and a half in a company. In 9 years, 5 companies. Quite a lot huh?
I’ve been in the hospitality industry ever since, so moving out and moving in from a company, more specifically a hotel, to another one isn’t really a problem. The environment would just be the same. I deal with people all the time. I’m quite flexible. So blending in isn’t that difficult. (It’s ironic though that an anti-social like me could work in this kind of environment 😛 )
However, my last move (from 4th company to the 5th) was a shocker. From a job that faces guests and staff, meets with department heads, organizes events etc., I moved to a job that felt like being confined in a nunnery.
From seeing 200 staff plus hundreds of guests daily to being in an office with three people was traumatic.
It was disturbing to just speak to two people the whole day or to a conference phone that produces voices of people that I only know by name and by voice when I was so used to being in a lively environment, meeting people face to face.
But then change is inevitable. We move on and embrace changes. It could be emotional or traumatic at first but we all adjust to our environment. We need it in order to progress in life.
And now that I am so used to the nunnery environment as I have been like this for about two years and a half, I look forward to how is it going to be the next time that I move.
Day 5: Project 366 | When was the last time you moved? What was the process like emotionally? How was the adjustment to a new environment?