Wednesday, June 1, 2016

My Former Career Story Part 1

Happy June!

Over the next few days I'm going to be writing posts that relate to my old job. The posts won't be related to the job itself, but the warning signs I ignored and errors I made that ultimately ended up with me quitting my job. I feel like if I can use my experience to potentially help other people, than my terrible experience might not be completely in vain.

What will this have to do with Minimalism, Investing, Technology, Conservation, and/or Health? My old job had a huge, negative impact on my health. It also affected me a lot personally, and where I'm at today, which affects what I write about.

I was working as an engineer for a big-time meat company. At the time I was very grateful for the job, and I loved my work. I was told from the beginning that my role was to learn as much as I could, and I would eventually move on to a different plant in a larger role. It wasn't a matter of if, it was a matter of when I would move on.

  1. Warning Sign #1 - I learned that I didn't like the unknown of when I would be promoted. It could have been within a year, it could have been within 3 years. 
It made it hard to feel settled and to plan out my future when there was the possibility of being uprooted. I know the future is always unpredictable, but this was guaranteed uncertainty. 

I think this is a good introduction for now, and as always, thanks for reading.

Signed,

Mitch


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