A sunset for a new sunriseI lasted in my first job for two years two-and-a-half months. This time I’m changing my official address in exactly 10 months. Too soon, some say. But when opportunities come your way, better grab them, with both hands. So what if it entails a 70 kilometre ride every day? My hunt is for satisfaction, which I know I’ll never achieve. And that’s a good thing.

“Why do you want to leave this job?” the HR Manager asked me in my exit interview. An honest answer would have been, “I don’t know.” But he wouldn’t have understood. Therefore I told him, “the work profile is what I always wanted to do, the salary’s higher” and the other standard acceptable reasons. I didn’t lie, these were just some of the obvious reasons. There are many other unobvious ones, which even we ourselves cannot comprehend. I said yes, to the offer at hand, because something inside me said yes. Why did it answer in the affirmative, it never gives us the reasons. And I don’t argue.

Professionally things are changing, on the blog front I don’t see much of a change, unless I try to apply my brushed-up professional skills on the blogosphere; or they tell me that it’s either your blog or your job. Since the paapi pet rules, I’ll continue with the latter (till the time I find myself a new job, with a fatter pay cheque of course). But that seems unlikely, since my boss’ a blogger too.

I wrote this in my last job-switch post, it still holds true and will.

A struggler day entry in my diary (nowadays I only blog) reads, “Some days you are the dog, on others the lamppost. Today I was the lamppost…” Tomorrow too wouldn’t be much different. The lamppost remains, the dogs change.