It is perhaps fitting that I decided to start blogging/writing again a few days before an incredibly busy week. But regardless of our best laid plans life has a tendency to get in the way, and I have never really been a big fan of waiting for the perfect time. I am more a fan of jumping off the cliff and trying to figure out how to land on the way down.
Anyways, the week begins with the opportunity to meet, in person, one of my clients from Australia. I have been looking forward to meeting him in person for some time, and I am looking forward to spending some time with him. Since quarantine began back in 2020, the majority of my professional life has been done online. I can’t tell you how many Zoom meetings, Google Hangout calls, and Microsoft Teams get togethers I have attended in the last two years. I have had the opportunity to meet and work with men and women from all parts of the world including, but not limited to, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Russia, Japan, The UK, Argentina, Costa Rica, Canada, and more. Being able to work remote, and use the tools available online has allowed me to work with clients I never would have been able in a traditional 9-5 office job.
This is why I laugh when I see companies trying to force or pressure employees back into the office. Working remotely has been such a blessing, and has honestly made me enjoy working more then I ever did in an office environment. Which is why I don’t think I will ever return to working from an office again. Should I ever choose to leave my current employment, or if my current employment ever decides to try and force us back into the office I would only accept new positions with the understanding that it is a remote position.
However, I hate looking for work. Seriously, it’s honestly worse then dating, and I will avoid it unless I am left with no other choice. Writing cover letters, going to interview after interview and answering the same questions over and over is mind numbing. I also hate interviews because most companies interview prospective candidates from the perspective of, “do I the company/hiring manager want this person”. Forgetting the fact that during an interview I am also deciding if I, the employee, want to work there. This is, however, only one of the many things about corporate culture that I hate.
I seem to have gone off on a tangent that I was not expecting to go down. This is, I suppose, what happens when you sit down at a computer with no real idea of what you intend to write, and just let you brain and fingers do the writing for you.
That being said I think I am going to sign off for today, and go do some dishes that I promised my wife I would do. Till next time I hope you are all well and thanks for stopping by. -AS