Just over 14 months ago, I wound up having to go on a job search. No, it wasn’t fun not having employment to go to after almost 16 years. But it was enlightening in that it allowed me to understand the strengths I could provide to another employer, as well as some aspects I could improve upon.
Thankfully, that time between jobs was short. Matter of fact, one month to the day that my position was eliminated and I departed my employer of almost 16 years, I took a 7-day temporary assignment with a company on Madison’s east side. It would lead, just a couple of days later, to another temporary assignment. And while it was an assignment that could be confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming at times, I stuck with it. And stuck with it. And accepted the challenges it threw at me. I stuck with it so much that I’ve been there for 13 months.