I Need to Buy An Alarm Clock
I am sitting here feeling nostalgic about my former company who is currently celebrating their 30 year anniversary. No, I don’t want to go back and work for them, but I’m extremely thankful for all the knowledge I gained while working there for 7 years. Even at the low points, I had more fun than at my current company. I don’t want to give the impression that I totally hate my job. Most days, I actually like what I do. I suppose my dissatisfaction is mostly related to the fact that I work in a team-selling environment and everyone doesn’t always play nice. Normally, I wouldn’t care but since we’re not meeting revenue quota and this affects my monthly commission, my motivation level is like a roller coaster…up and down…up and down. It’s tough because my area continues to meet/exceed quota on a weekly/monthly basis, but overall we haven’t been able to win enough business. So it’s hurting in the pocketbook and morale is low and I’m finding it difficult to get out of bed some mornings. It’s at the point where I need to go buy myself an alarm clock. In all my years of working, I’ve never used one and I never had a problem getting to work on time. I know great jobs are hard to come by and I’m thankfully to have a job when so many people are unemployed, but if things don’t change for the better, I’ll have to explore other options. Next Monday, my team gets taken over by one of the regional EVPs. Hopefully, things will change for the better. I so want to make this work.