Sunday, June 08, 2008


As you may know (coz I've blogged about it before) my WH and I work in the same place. Not just the same building but in the same unit with the same boss. However its a big unit with 4 or 5 sections and then smaller teams within those sections. My WH manages one of the sections and I work in a different section. Our paths dont often cross although if I stood up at my desk and turned around, I'd see his desk. We're both OK with this.

But "this" is likely to change some time soon and its looking like my WH will actually manage the section in which I work (insert screwed up frowning face). I wont go into the reasons why this doesnt sit well with me just to say that I feel its inappropriate and some-one has to go. Seeing his career there is looking positive and promising and mine .... well lets just say that I havent been firing on all cylinders on the work front ..... so I've decided "its time to go .... Magda".

I've worked in this unit since 1997 or 1998 and its comfortable. I know the people. I know the work. I know the ups and downs but I've been actively looking for other jobs recently and a couple of weeks ago I wrote a quick application for one in another government department. WH read it and told me not to be upset but based on what I wrote, I wouldnt get an interview.

Well what does he know??!! They rang on Friday and told me I have an interview next Friday. So the mind boggles!!

Am I ready to step out of my comfort zone and tackle something really different?

Do I have enough self confidence to believe that I can take on something new, learn it and do it well?

Can I put my fear of the unknown behind me and jump into a new adventure with enthusiasm and passion?

Could this job be a new beginning which finally sees me moving out of the work rut I've felt stuck in for a long time now?

I guess at the end of the day it all boils down to me.

I have to go into that interview and "wow 'em" and sell myself as "the" person for that job. And if I'm successful then I have no reason to doubt myself, to lack confidence, to be scared or to stay in the negative rut.

Hence its scary but its exciting too. Friday 13th is I day so we'll see what it brings.

Cheers guys



Lia Halsall said...

Myself and hubby have been working together in the same section and the same office for the past two years. We had a couple of hiccups in the very beginning but that was it, I love that I see him every day because when I get home and lock myself away in the office I don't feel guilty for not spending quality time together and he's of the same opinion. But that's all about to stop when we move as we'll be working on two different bases in Melbourne.

Best of luck with the interview, let us know how you go.

Lia xx

Spartze said...

Hey I know the feeling - all the best for the job interivew you'll be more than fine


Doris's New Beginning! said...

Good luck Magda! You will be great!


Hilary said...

Oooh how exciting Magda, good luck on friday!! I know how it feels to be stuck in a work rut - I was only at my last job for 7 years but I have to say that moving on is so refreshing!! Its so nice to have mental stimulation, a new set of faces and challenges - highly recommended!

Hilary xx

Michelle said...

Good luck in your interview. I know what it feels like to be stuck in a rut at work and sometimes its good to make a change (even if it is a little scary).

Nic said...

Hi Magda,
I haven't been blogging for a while but am now back.
Good luck with the job interview - as you say it is all up to you. You'll do great.
Good luck,

Antigone said...

Hi Magda,

Good luck hun if it's ment to be then it will happen :)

Have a great week:)

Magda said...

Hi Lia, things are good as they are but with him in a management role in my area I know that our office dynamics will spell trouble. I do like the fact that we can discuss work in nauseating detail and both appreciate what we're on about though.

Thanks Katie and Doris.

Yes Hilary and Michelle, I think the change would be good.

Hi Nic and welcome back. I'll be stopping by your blog soon to catch up.

You're right Em. Lets see what fate brings.

Having said all that, I'll probably bomb out anyway and will have no "new job" dilemmas to face LOL.

Appreciate your comments guys.



little rene said...

So exciting Magda! Good Luck :)

Kristy said...

Good luck with the interview Magda. New jobs are always so exciting... As everyone else said new people and a new environment... Best wishes

Lisa said...

Best of luck Magda