October 26, 2018


It is raining today. I'm sitting here in my office. I've been up since around three. Now I need a nap. So it goes.

It has been a week of highs and lows. The lows you know. The good news is I have accepted a new job. My last one was not my dream job. I won't disparage my employer. Suffice to say I have moved on. I'm excited about this opportunity. A little more travel, but not excessive. A little international travel too. Back to what I have done for much of my career -- calling on big companies managing large sales and big contracts ( multi-millions). It will be new widgets and products for me, but close to the products I have sold for almost 25 years. I also hope I have found my last job: a place to work until I retire or die.

Things will change. A lot. I last worked in the same building as my boss in 1993. I last worked in an office-type environment in 1997 (when I worked out of the manufacturing plant). Since then I have worked alone in a rented office or from home. I will now go to a real office and work along with real people, including my boss. That means shoes. That means no more shorts and T-shirts. That means a shower before noon. That means real office hours, not lunch when I want it. It means a commute of more than down the hallway. That sadly also means I won't  be interrupted by my granddaughter coming in my office to visit her "Paw". That means the morning blogging break will be hard to manage.

We will see how things shake out going forward. I don't start for a week or so. But don't be surprised if posting becomes a little less than every day.

So today I will sign my job offer and then go to a funeral. How is that for a dichotomy? Life is strange.


Jean said...

I think it's good that we can't see the future.
Hoping today brings you some healing and hope.

dragonlady474 said...

Congratulations on your new job, and my thoughts will be with you for the other part of your day.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Congratulations my friend.
You can handle it!
But you knew that.

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