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New Job Update

The weekends seem to fly by quickly and the work week takes forever to end. It’s not that I don’t like my new job, but I enjoy being home, lazing around and sleeping in more. My new job is pretty great. Last Friday was my first meeting with my clients,the meeting went pretty smoothly or so I think.

As for the job itself, it’s mostly the same concept as my previous job; product and project management. I just have a different title and product now and the projects are never-ending and all for the same product.

The people are friendly, except two. But then every office has it’s politically incorrect bunch. Unfortunately, for me, they sit right next to me, so I have to be careful with how I act or what I say. Don’t worry though, I’m a big girl and don’t let the two of them phase me much.

So, that’s where I am with my new job. It’s nice to be busy and to be learning new things. I do miss my colleagues/friends from my previous job, though. You know, the work can be whatever it is, but the people are what make you either hate or love your job and going to work every day and I miss those people that used to make me look forward to going to my previous job. Thankfully, they’re just down the street from me and do send me emails/text messages, so I’m staying in touch with them and will hopefully, meet up for lunch with them. It’s not that bad without them. But I still miss them.

Anyway, enjoy your week and smile at the people who make it a little more worthwhile going to work. Xoxo.

~Tamana

The End Of A Chapter

  As you all know, yesterday was my last day at my current employer. As anticipated, it was a bittersweet day. I woke up ecstatic with the thought of not going there anymore. But as I drove there for the last time, I started thinking of all the people I would no longer see every single day. Most of these people, I have known for the full seven years I have been employed there and some I just met. So many of these people have made a difference in my life and have been with me through various life events. 

I think the hardest part of yesterday was handing back my parking pass and hugging everyone goodbye. 

But after work, a couple of my close friends surprised me with sparkling wine and a beautiful gift to celebrate my new job. It was an amazing night and I am so eagerly looking forward to what Monday brings. Wish me luck! I hope it’s everything I’ve made it out to be!

The Last Day 

 

Morning sun – a new beginning
Seven years later, today is my last day at my current employer. It will be a day full of mixed emotions. I’ve waited for this day for the past year, I’ve counted for when this day would come and today it is finally here.

Until recently, I had never thought I would quit, but I did and I am so happy for what’s coming next and slightly sad for everyone I won’t see every day anymore. I’ve made some very good friends here and realizing that I won’t see them much does hurt. But I know they all understand that it was time for me to move on and begin something new. 

I’m moving into a new dimension of the media world; advertising as a Project Manager. I’ve done a lot of project and product management during my current role, but I’ve finally earned the title; sadly at a different company. But it’s a new job, new company, new colleagues and hopefully some new friends and lots of new experiences. 

So today I close this chapter and bid my friends and colleagues goodbye and open the next chapter with a blank page and lots of anticipation. Wish me luck, won’t you?

The Resignation: It’s Time To Move On

Quiet!After giving seven years of my life to the same employer, last Friday, I resigned. It was an extremely difficult but exciting task to do, but one that was long overdue.

I loved working here. It was one of the best companies I had worked for and I met so many amazing people. I used to be very happy with where my career was going and colleagues.

There used to be an adrenaline that came with working in the media industry. You were constantly tackling new things; you were always on your toes. You dealt with different departments, people and levels of seniority. It was constant go, go, go. I loved it. No day was the same. No two tasks were alike. It was exciting and you felt like you were part of the bigger picture.

A year ago, everything changed, drastically. The company I had grown to love, had changed. Some of the people I worked so closely with, had changed. The laid-back atmosphere I had grown comfortable with, had changed. I won’t say I was completely unhappy, because that would be a lie.

I started feeling lost. I had no sense of direction. I didn’t feel like I was part of the overall goals. Yes, I was tackling the day-to-day but it all felt meaningless; which stemmed my need to grow and venture out. I wanted to stay with this company, but the opportunities weren’t there.

With one more week to go, I am tying loose ends, closing tasks out and saying my goodbyes slowly. This company gave me a good seven-year run. It was exciting and very educational while it lasted. But it’s time to close this chapter and move on.

Sometimes I’m A Total Bitch

It’s true. Sometimes I’m a total bitch to the ones I love and then don’t even realize how badly I may be hurting them. I’ve tried for many years to control my temper and my rage. But it doesn’t seem to go away or stay under control these days. I feel so frustrated and my mind and body are so overly exhausted; that I just let it all get the best of me and who does it end up coming out on, my loved ones.

It’s not that I intentionally mean to be a bitch and yell and argue. It’s just these days it seems I get worked up easily and cannot find a common ground. My job frustrates the crap out of me. Don’t get me wrong, I love where I work even though there are so many things wrong here. But I haven’t seen a raise in a few years and don’t see a promotion or growth opportunity anywhere in my near future. So, why do I stay? It’s comfortable. Some sort of loyalty to my employer. I’ve been here 6.5 years, it’s all I’ve known for those past years. I like the people I work with. I like the fact that I can find new challenges every day.  The steady paycheck is a big reason too. Maybe if I have an extra $100K sitting around, I could venture out in the world and not give a damn about the paycheck or people I work with. But I don’t, so I’m stuck.

Then there are the domestic issues. Not to say that D and I aren’t happy in our relationship. But there is something lacking. He was never an emotionally attached kind of guy and I was the complete opposite; overly emotional. But after Ni was born, our marriage has really taken on a new role and is hitting every bump and curve you can imagine. I feel like some days, we both want to kill each other and other days, we are completely inseparable. We don’t get very much “us” time since my parents moved to the other end of the city and that’s taken a way bigger toll on us. Having my parents around definitely helped us out a lot; we actually got to go out and enjoy each other once in a while. But that isn’t the case anymore. I feel like we’re pushing each other farther and farther away from one another and don’t know if that will break my marriage or make it stronger.

There’s a list of other things that are frustrating me these days. If I keep going on, this post will end up becoming so long that you’ll probably get bored and leave or rip your eyes out of sheer boredom. So, I’ll stop venting and bitching.

I know I’m a complete bitch sometimes. But sometimes, you need to be a complete bitch in order to stay even 1% sane. To all my loved ones that take my bitchiness without complaining, thank you and I love you.

My Top 10 Happy Things….

#1

Spumante Bambino Champagne
Because life is a celebration and without Champagne there’s no celebration!

#2

Music & My Bed
That’s me time! Just laying back, escaping into the music and daydreaming.

#3

My Jeep Liberty aka Bul
She’s stood by me through the thick and thin over the past 2 years. She’s been my security shield and my comfort place.

#4

Lakeshore Blvd.
Sitting near the rocks or just in my car and watching the traffic on one side and on the other watching the waves hitting the rocks. The cold breeze, the flashy lights behind me and pure serenity in front of me. It’s the perfect place to escape to and just unwind.

#5

“Him”
I have to add him into my top 10. He’s not on top of the list yet, but he’s moving up pretty fast. He’s a friend and he’s so much more. He gives me the sense of happiness, reassurance and total bliss.

#6

Haagen Daaz’ Vanilla Swiss Almond
It’s the guilty pleasure that I can live with anytime! Happy or sad, win me over with Van. Swiss Almond! 🙂

#7


My Job
I know that’s corny but it does. I have some of my best successes and accomplishments with my job and knowing that puts a smile on my face.

#8

Money
Because money can buy almost everything! Money can give you little and big excitements when nothing else is going your way.

#9

Bella & Jack
Bella, 2 yrs old and Jack, 2.5 yrs old. When I come home all stressed and out of it, there they’ll be; all snuggled up to each other and cute. Bella & Jack are my cats, my children.

#10

Me
Because without ME there would be no way! 🙂 I’m a bitch. I’m an extremist. I’m stubborn and sometimes mean. But I’m the best friend I could have. I’m the nicest, sweetest and caring daughter, sister, mother, lover, girlfriend, wife, employee I can be and that makes me happy!

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What’s More Important: Residence or Job?

What I do for a living would definitely be more important to me. I mean, where I live doesn’t really matter. The thing that really matters about living is who I’m living with. I mean, a house is not a home without love. But with love, even a bus shelter can become a home.

But what I do for a living matters greatly to me. Our jobs are the one place after our home where we spend most of our time. It’s where we pay the most attention to details and try to succeed and achieve. If we are miserable at our job then we’ll probably be miserable every where else.

As for me, right now, for the first time in my life I can say that I am happy where I work. I love the people I work with. I love the job I do. I love everything I get to learn. I even love the dullness of my work sometimes and the aggravating tasks my bosses give me. I’m happy right now in this moment; well at least at work!

As for home, well, right now even my home is a home. I’m alone mostly all day but my roommate aka one of my best friends comes home every night we sit and talk for endless hours. She’ll leave soon (totally other post! will write about it in details) and it’ll be a nerve-wrecking change. But for the time being, we are happy and are finally living in a home full of love and happiness.

Well, that’s me at least!

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