I’ve not written as much as usual lately. And to be honest, it’s because I am going through a major life change right now. And with all major life changes, comes the loss of my voice.
I’m scared. What if I fail?
And… I hate change.
My mom once told me that when you leave a company, it’s like taking your finger out a glass of water. No one really notices but you.
I hope that’s not true. I hope I’ve made a positive difference in the lives of others. I’d like to be remembered that way.
I’ve quit my job. Friday is my last day doing HR at the car dealership.
All I can do is cry. And drink.
And drink. And cry.
Thank goodness for dark sunglasses.
I wasn’t even very much fun on our Miami vacation last weekend.
Shaun is sick of it.
Meredith, this new job is your passion. It’s headhunting! You love that part of your job.
You’ll be great at this! Don’t stress out. You are good at everything you try.
You never have to lay-off 84 people in a day ever again, and you never have to fire someone again.
You will no longer carry the nickname, “Send-Em-Packing-Soleau”.
You preach about loyalty to your employees. That’s why this is so hard for you.
Meredith, this is your dream. You’ve always said how you would love to just focus on recruiting full time. You need to take this job. It’s perfect for you. You are so passionate about putting people to work.
Yeah. This is my dream. This is my passion. And it is perfect for me.
It’s just not easy to leave a company that you love so much. I love this car dealership. I love it because of the people. Even if they hate me at times, I love them. They’ve become friends over these past *almost* seven years.
I’ve had the best mentors you could ever imagine. I’ve worked for a CEO that let’s me try whatever I want and doesn’t micromanage me. My boss is totally awesome. The managers respect me. The employees are spectacular.
So why am I leaving? Why would I leave a place that I love so much? Why would I leave a perfectly good job that provides nicely for my family?
I don’t really know.
I guess some of it is the money. And I guess the other part is what Shaun keeps saying. Being a headhunter is my dream. I’ve always wanted this, and now there’s an opportunity to become very specialized and focus solely on recruiting.
So I guess that’s it.
On Monday, I begin a new job that allows me to chase my dreams. And I can’t stop crying, but on the other hand I’m super excited about this new adventure.
Why is change such an emotional roller coaster? Have you ever left a job you loved? Did you regret it? Or were you happy you jumped at the new opportunity?