Tomorrow marks my last working day under the part time contract job I embarked on last year. After many nights of discussion with my husband and revisiting my life goals, and my parenting aims, I decided not to renew. Many reasons were put on the table.
1) Economical – Time wise?
As it is a mornings-only five days work week, I invest 10 hours a week traveling to and from work. Time is precious. They weren’t comfortable making it a 3 full days arrangement.
2) Economical – Money wise?
The package was lower than my asking because I proposed an hourly rate and the hiring manager computed based on a 20-working day month, when I had in mind a 22-working day assumption. Nevertheless, I signed on the dotted line because I went for three (yes I wonder why three for a part time role) interviews, and didn’t want to argue over a small variance before I have shown my worth.
3) Systems and Processes
The systems and processes of support departments are so archaic I’m not used to it. What’s worse is that I’m a vocal person and I couldn’t help giving tons of suggestions on improvements. And I don’t have the patience to wait for slow implementation.
4) My ever expanding role
It seems that corporate life for me is the same everywhere I go. My good work always get well rewarded with bigger scope of work. I’m to blame, because I cannot tolerate low quality work or things that doesn’t make common sense.
My heart sinks to leave friends I have made there, but I’m confident we will remain as friends after I leave.
My sense of security is once again shaken by choice. And I’m back onto my on-going search for a more suitable arrangement to support my desired lifestyle where I can place my family first.