Just before I left for my holiday last week, I received a call from the headhunter offering me a job in another company within the same industry. I jumped at the opportunity, and tendered my resignation two days ago.
I had been in a bit of a funk since some of my team mates left the company two months ago. I kept asking myself if I’m learning anything new, and the answer is no. Then the headhunter came along with this fresh new challenge of a job playing dual roles, one in an area that I’m passionate about – ebusiness, and which I have relevant experience, and the other in a field that I’m totally new to, CRM. Therein lies the appeal, I told myself. This is the chance to learn something new, to work my brain cells and carve out a new niche.
While I was still exploring the opportunity, my current boss asked me to assume the responsibilities of the department head while waiting for our new director to join the company. I asked for the head position — so tired of ‘babysitting’ for the HOD and always being passed over for promotion. But I was told that management prefers a man for the communications job.
Now, I could upgrade my skills, get additional training or maybe further my education, but the one thing I can’t do is change my gender. So, when I handed over my resignation letter, I joked, “Since I’m not the man for the job, I’d better move on as there’s no way I can move up.”
Well, I always believe that when God closes a door, He opens a window somewhere. So ended my seven years with this company, but another journey, another path beckons. And I am taking this fork in the path to another adventure.
Wish me well.