I apologize for my absence. However I must warn you that I have a disc and a half yet to watch so this pattern has a high probability of continuing.
On to the subject of this posting's title.
Here is a not so secret secret of mine.....
I don't tend to stay at jobs very long.
I think I now know the real reason I job hop and that is truthfully I don't want to have a job. I would much rather stay at home and take care of my family and home. I could be very content doing that full time. However that particular position does not pay money and won't cover our financial obligations.
Also, I have been working for a long time. I started having regular weekly babysitting jobs when I was 12 and held a job every day after school once I turned 15. Towards the end of high school and often through college I held down two jobs. So I have put in a fair amount of time in the job force already. I think I am ready to collect a pension now.
I have had a tendency to think/hope the grass is going to be greener in the other pasture when it comes to jobs.
I have been burned by that. More than once. Did I mention that I am a slow learner when it comes to some things?
So after being in my current position for 6 months I am once again preparing to move on to another job.
I did not really plan on this one. I really had every intention of sticking this one out for a long haul. I also did not plan for my employer to change the expectations of my position so that I did not feel that I could not perform adequately. Despite that I was going to plug along. However an opportunity presented itself and I decided to submit my resume and see what happened.
Well what happened is that less than two weeks after submitting that resume I found myself getting an offer and accepting it.
I do think this position will certainly help me meet my long term career goals (clinical licensure) and I know I will enjoy the work. (The benefits are better too 3 weeks vacation from year one, after two years it goes up to 3.5 or 4 I can't remember!From the get go!) Given this I am challenging myself to stick this one out for the long haul.
So in three weeks time I will move on to be a staff clinician at a local mental health center. So the clock will start ticking February 13.
I think I can meet this challenge.
Wish me luck.
Whew! The old saying is right...confession is good for the soul.