I did it! I escape my old place of work!
It’s only taken over a year, but I have finally bagged myself a job I love. I had really outgrown my old job and I didn’t want to be in a shop anymore. Duty management was frustrating and I felt ready for something new and challenging. I felt like I had learnt everything in my old job to the point where it wasn’t doing anything for my development at all. So a new role where I get to partner with management teams across 14 stores and help them with stock loss and security is exactly what I need. I get to make up my own schedule, go where I want to go (or need to be!) and there’s no more late nights or weekends.
I’m going to Venice this week and then I start my new job fully next Monday. I’m so excited. I’ve done some days in my new role already and it’s so exciting being out and about and meeting people.
I’ve worked at my current place of work for three and a half years, so it’s sad to say goodbye. I’m sure I’ll see some of my colleagues again – we still have my leaving meal to attend and I have to come back at some point when my replacement is appointed to do a stronger handover.
It still doesn’t feel real. I feel like I’m going to be back there soon in the same Monday managers meeting wishing I was somewhere else, but I’ve signed my contract now. I need to realise it’s real!