Ever think about the less obvious “joys” involved in changing jobs?
The joy of learning different parts of the town. Or in my case entirely new cities for the most part. Haven’t worked in Big D in 30 years.
Related to that is learning where and when the roads get congested, ways around the traffic jams, where the pot holes are and how deep !
The joys of learning new places to eat or not.
The joys of learning new terms and jargon. It is absolutely stunning to realize how terms I don’t know and how much slang each industry develops; often very different slang for the same terms in different industries.
The joys of filling out medical, dental, vision, 401(k), emergency contact forms, etc.
Yep, I know -first world problem eh- I am blessed not only to be employed but to have such benefits.
The joy of trying to remember dozens of new names and faces.
I can usually remember one or the other; it is matching them up which gets me in trouble.
And there are so many others little joys such as getting lost in the building on the way to meeting your boss’s boss.
And there is true joy also; knowing your family is a little more financially secure, being able to make useful contributions in the first two weeks, and working with like minded folks.
So what do you like about changing jobs?