this weekend taught me a very valuable lesson: i left that job at the right time, at the right moment, and certainly for better opportunities. in the 1.5 years that passed since i quit that job things went continuously downhill. now it’s basically a backstabbing, bitching, watch-your-back workplace with lot’s of interpersonal conflicts.
i don’t want to go into too many details here, mostly because it’s not my life anymore and i am very glad it is not. i would not like to work in a company where you just can’t trust a soul because you don’t know who is out to get you or who is trying to make you look bad so their performance appears better.
this weekend i learned to appreciate my current colleagues A LOT. because they don’t bully me or others, they say please and thank you, and they smile and are generally happy with their job. don’t get me wrong, i still like my former co-workers (the close ones) but it is their work environment that is making them sick and makes me feel sorry for them. they are depressed and don’t thrive in this environment but instead are being sucked into this downward spiral of unhappiness and mistrust. and they don’t know that there are happier workplaces! they think that this is it… to make a long story short: I AM NOT GOING BACK THERE!
it was great to meet my friends again – some of them i haven’t seen in 1.5 years. so it was a reunion type feeling and it felt really good! we had lots of catching up to do. and despite me not really knowing what to give my friend for her wedding i think i made a unique gift (one that comes in an edition of only 200 pieces). yes, i’m proud of myself for that one.
a weekend with friends and some revelations, what more can you ask for?