When things are rough, it’s hard to find the good in a situation. The past six months haven’t been the easiest: our office staff found out the day after Labor Day that we were no longer going to be with the company we had been employed with after December 28th. Another company was going to take over our office.
This left a lot of uncertainty. At the time one of my co workers was poised to move into the sales manager position and I was moving into sales. We didn’t know if we would have jobs after December 29th and started prepping for the worst, making sure our resumes were up to date and started scouring the classifieds for possible job leads. We later had to re apply for our jobs or for possibly promotions. And even after we interviewed, it took weeks for us to find out what our future held. We all were blessed to keep our jobs, myself and another gal got promotions, and we were able to hire another person on.
But something so amazing came out of our months of uncertainty. Before all this happened, our office was not cohesive, there was tension in the office. As we went through this phase of life together, we became closer and learned to work through issues and help each other out.
We are still working on things as we are transitioning to the new company. It was a rough couple weeks for me as I try on my new hat and try to figure out what I need to be doing and how. I’ve been crabby, sometimes REALLY crabby. Today, as I was having a better day, one of my Account Executives recognized that time is important and told me that she’s allowing more time for me to work on things for her. It may seem like a tiny thing as you read this but to me it’s huge. It means that we are continuing to grow with each other, learn from each other and are continuing to stick things out: through thick or thin.
Count your blessings, remember what is really important and be thankful for what you have in your life.