New Job, New Challenges
Been super-excited about this for last week or so, but needed to keep it under wraps until my current colleagues were officially told (even if I’m anonymous here, I’d still know). I’m changing jobs next month and going back to work at a previous employer.
- I like the location better.
- The people seem pretty decent and I know some of them already.
- The job itself looks pretty good.
- I’ll be back to having a 20 minute walk in the morning each day, and possibly in the evening if my last stint was a guide. (I’ll be back in Manhattan, walking in the morning is pretty reasonable as most people are also workers fanning out from train stations. In the evening, the streets get clogged with tourists going all directions, going slow and just randomly stopping. It’s hard to make a decent pace to justify walking.)
- More choices for lunch and a better cafeteria.
- The downside is that like all my career changes in the last two decades (gah I’m old!), there’s a little ambiguity on the day to day of the role (I love ambiguity tho.).
- If history is any guide, some crash project will come out of the blue about 1-2 months into the job.
- More choices for lunch and a better cafeteria (with great power comes great responsibility).
It’s another reason I am going a little cardio crazy in preparation for the role. I’m in transition right now at my current job, so I’m able to get a little more gym time in for the next few weeks. I want to hit the new job as fit as possible at the end of September and as far into the weight loss goal as I can go (without getting hyper-extreme either).
This will help keep me on track for the year.. but.. I can’t use the new gig as an excuse either after September. I need to stay on track food wise and exercise wise no matter what happens.
P.S., I’ll be curious to see what the reaction is when I walk in. I’m already 20 lbs lighter than the initial interview, and I could even wind up another 10 by the time I start if I really push it.