Saturday, May 16, 2009

What a difference a year makes

"People more than things, need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed." - Audrey Hepburn

There were times in cube-de-ville when I was absolutely depleted of energy and inspiration. There was some serious injustices that went on and I never seemed to be able to get to the front of the line. Little by little, my self esteem was pounded out of me. In January I accepted a payout and my get-out-of-jail papers were signed and sealed. Now just driving by the Bentall Towers creeps me out. I avoid Dunsmuir Street for the most part, but having not had to take Employment Insurance by means of taking an on-call clerical position in West Vancouver, I haven't had to drive by or walk by the building where many of my nightmares took place. I often thought I'd never recover from that career black hole. And in the process of working in a new environment, I saw how an organization could really run on all cylinders and with respect for employees on any level. The experience has completely revitalized me.

Yesterday afternoon my application for my new position of EA was accepted and I am beyond gratitude for this opportunity. Ready to be part of something outside of the real estate racket.

3 comments:

Lianne said...

I saw this first on twitter -- Oh such big congratulations honey. You deserve all the riches the universe has waiting for you.
(haha my verification word today is "unforkle". This somehow seems appropriate)

Gish said...

Awesome news. And sounds like a fab opportunity.

I can relate to bad jobs. I've had a couple in my social work career that I thought would finish me, mentally and emotionally. It didn't seem enough that I had to work hard at the job, but also had to put up with bad management.

These verification words sometimes crack me up.

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