Change is a funny thing, isn’t it? Sometimes change is great and we reap the benefits of change immediately. Other times, well, not so much. I am one of those people that likes change. I like to switch up our bedding often, or move furniture around to give me something fresh to look at. I like to get my hair cut and try new make up. There are lots of changes that make me very happy, mostly because they make me happy immediately.
This change is one that I think will take some time to make me happy. Not to say it isn’t a good change, though, because I know it is. But it is an irritating change.
I got called to my boss’s office today. If that doesn’t make your heart beat a little faster, I don’t know what would (it’s like getting pulled over…you know you are in trouble for something, you just don’t know what). I wasn’t in trouble, but she did explain to me that unfortunately, they just don’t have any work for me to do and they’ve looked around and tried to find more stuff for me, but there just isn’t anything. Apparently there are several people here with nothing to do, so I’m not alone in my boat. She said she was really sorry, but since our team just merged with another team which already has an experienced full-time Associate (I’m just a measly ‘ole Contractor) doing the same job, any work that might come to me would instead go to him, and she asked if I could train him for the next couple of weeks on the stuff that I do. She also said she talked to my contracting agency and told them I was a great worker and she really wanted to keep me around, so they are working to try to place me somewhere else.
I’m happy that I don’t have to stick around here for a year with nothing to do, but I am sort of irritated that they didn’t see this coming. I mean, I started at the end of December and since that day I’ve hardly had any work. I’m also irritated that I left a full-time job to go to a contract position, but I never thought of the possibility that I wouldn’t have work to do, or that they could end the contract early. Lots of but’s and what if’s to toss around, but that wouldn’t be fair to me so I won’t entertain them.
So for the next week or two, I’ll be here ‘working’ – mainly training and job searching, and hopefully I can find something that I will enjoy and brings some satisfaction to my every day. If nothing pops up, then I’ll really be in a pickle, but I don’t want to worry about that until the time comes, if it comes. But for now, keep your fingers crossed for me that I can find something else!
Oh changes. Lets hope this change turns into a great one.