Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I am currently down with the leurgy: headache, dizziness and feeling somewhat under the weather. Trooper that I am I went into work today although given that the past two days I also had a 'touch'* of the dan dares I had considered staying within a few feet of a toilet. Thankfully, that had stopped so I was able to soldier on. The downside was my interview yesterday morning. I sat there, a sweating, nauseous, slightly befuddled wreck with an empty mind and fearful that my bowels might decide to erupt. Needless to say I wasn't offered the job but two things come to mind. One: They did not notice I was unwell and Two: My current secondment is at a higher grade; it is an open door to bigger and better things work wise; I have a lot of autonomy and I am continuing to learn in this job. The job I went for is at a lower grade, attracts a lot of flak and it would have been a retrograde step to similar work I did several years ago. The only plus point was being local and reducing my mileage. Unsurprisingly, as I put this case to my colleague last Friday he suggested I had already made my decision...to stay put. So why on earth did I persevere with the interview and should I be thankful to whichever nasty bug I picked up? What does bring an ironic smile to my face is that I never learn. After so many interviews over the past year I now realise that the changes I need to make aren't work related. I should learn to be satisfied because I belatedly realise that I enjoy my current job including the driving. I just pray that the secondment can be extended beyond September.

*Euphemism for flood.


Blogger Miss Mapp said...

Sorry you're feeling so rough.Am really surprised to read this post, cos I thought you were mad keen to change. Good to relise then that you do like where you are at, despite the mileage.
Wishing u a speedy recovery. Great picture.

9:49 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Cheers MM. Sometimes self delusion can be powerful and I really am tired from the regular commuting. Aside from that I do enjoy the job. I also appear to have won a couple of 'victories' in recent disagreements with various managers. Sometimes sticking to one's guns pays dividends.

9:56 pm  
Blogger Miss Mapp said...

Good on you! I guess while it's often unpleasant upholding beliefs, you also earn more respect for fighting the corner and if you win, as you have, well then you and the team are on the road of change. Well done.

10:29 pm  

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