Number one way to distance yourself from a horrible experience? Put it in hash tags.
Work has honestly been hard for a while now. I’ve had some personal stuff getting in the way and it caused me not to think clearly and literally make a mistake every single day last week.
Now, I have absolutely nothing negative to say about my boss or the team I worked with. They were fantastic people who were phenomenal influences on me and I can only imagine where I would be in five years time had I been able to stay with them.
Since that is not the case, I just need to hold onto what I learned, which was quite a bit, and move forward.
While I am still upset over the loss, there is a silver lining.
I hate the industry.
There is too much bureaucratic nonsense and little nuances that were destroying my confidence. At this point, I really just want to work in a job with very little responsibility and just build my confidence back up. I genuinely don’t trust myself and starting with something small, I’m talking bussing in a restaurant for twenty hours a week, and putting some distance between the experience and me would be very beneficial, very healthy for me.
I’m young; I have opportunities and there is the option of school – even just a class at a time – to consider. This experience forced me out of a place I would’ve gotten stuck in. I would’ve ended up hating my job, but loving my coworkers and staying purely for that.
With that being said, I will have a lot more free time on my hands, so maybe I’ll be able to dedicate more time and energy to this blog. I’ll let you know how things go.
How did you handle your first job loss and what steps did you take?