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16 September 2011 @ 07:21 pm
That's that, then.  
My spare room looks like a bomb hit it at present. Over the last few weeks I've gradually been emptying out my office at work and bringing my stuff home in preparation for my move into the city. It's still another two weeks off, but I've been asked to fill in at another branch for the next fortnight so today was my last day at the branch that's been my home for over six years now. And it's sad, in a way, that I'm leaving a place where I've had a lot of happy times, but I know this is the right thing to do right now, for the sake of my sanity.
I will be back at my current location on the 30th of the month, just to make sure all my settlements etc go off okay, and then it's over.

I'm buoyed by the number of customers who've asked if they can still do business with me when I'm in the city; it's nice to know that they appreciate the job I've done for them in the past. And I know that there's a lot more opportunity for me, too, once I make the move. I've really struggled over the last two years; the area where I currently work has been hard-hit by the decline in property values (I've had to decline over $6M in lending since the beginning of the year, wholly because of valuations) as it's a low-value, first home buyer demographic. This year I'll only just make 100% of my target if no settlements fall over between now and the 30th; last year I finished on 96% (although I had 12 weeks out of the business in total with holidays and long service leave) but my previous years' efforts have all exceeded 150%. It's been hard to go from the top of the ladder, to around the middle. As I said to my boss, I just need to get over myself! *g*
Current Location: Loganholme
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- CUPPA?draycevixen on September 16th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)

It doesn't look like that big a pile of stuff to me but then we drown in stuff where I am. One of my colleagues retired before our last office move just because she couldn't face it. *g*

I have everything crossed that your new job works out to be something you really, really want. ♥ It does sound like there will be a lot more opportunity.
miwahnimiwahni on September 17th, 2011 08:28 am (UTC)
It certainly seemed like a lot when I was bringing it all home.. the box that the stuffed drag on is sitting on is two feet by eighteen inches and it's jam packed with bits and pieces. I really need to go through it all and throw half of it out, I'm sure there's stuff in there that I haven't used in years.
Newsy: regeneratenewsy891 on September 17th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
You don't need to get over yourself - you need to get yourself to a place where you can reach your full potential, and where you have some control over how well you are considered to have done.

I know the pain and stress of missing targets due entirely to factors outside your control. It's why I'm looking for a different job now - clients decide not to show up, employers decide not to hire, and I'm the one punished for it at work. Not acceptable treatment to me anymore! And it sounds like it's not acceptable to you anymore either - so yes, you'll miss the happy things about the place, but I doubt you'll miss being nicked for not making target due to the place's own policy on when you must decline.
miwahnimiwahni on September 17th, 2011 08:32 am (UTC)
You too, huh? I'm sorry that your job didn't turn out to be what you thought it would be. Ah well, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start all over again, as the song goes. I am hoping your search goes well.
I've been told I may get a "needs development" on my performance review this year, which I'll fight. If they're going to mark me anything less than "effective" then they can give me "unsatisfactory"; to me, "needs development" implies that I don't know how to do my job. After years of "High Achievement" and "Outstanding" I kinda resent that....