I’ve been formally told to look for a job internally as my position has been eliminated. There’s a timeline that I need to do this by. I have not been told what happens if I can’t find a job internally. I was strangely calm when I found out the news. I’ve already been looking internally but haven’t found anything.
I saw one position and the hiring manager was clear that the job wasn’t 9 to 5. The candidate needs to spend time with the client off hours (breakfast meetings, lunches, after work meetings, attending client events…). There were other jobs that I thought I could do but it requires me to be on call. I’ve done that before and have missed sleep and personal time. Part of this is due to the field I work in. When you support critical IT systems and project, it’s really a 7/24 job.
If I can’t find a job internally by the deadline then that’s it. I need a change anyways. I had a good run with this company. It’s time to move on to something different and focus on my health. I’m worried financially but I’ll find ways to adjust. I’m also going to stay positive and optimistic.
I guess I won’t have to write about work life balance issues anymore. How’s everyone doing so far this year?