I really don’t like my new store. There are a number of reasons why, some personal and some professional. At the end of the day I’m just not sure that this is going to be a good fit.
I’m going to keep searching and applying for corporate positions, but if nothing has panned out by this summer I’m going to start looking elsewhere.
I don’t want to, I really like the company as a whole, but unless something changes or things somehow turn around, I’m going to look to take my talents elsewhere.
I’m not normally one to give up and run, but I’m not going to be miserable in a job long term out of some misplaced sense of duty or responsibility. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from the past five years is that there is no good reason to stay at a job. You aren’t trapped. You’re free to leave whenever you want. I have a $2k reason for staying until August. After that, all bets are off.
I can’t entirely put my finger on why I don’t like it very much; I think it’s a combination of things. Everything to management style, to what’s expected of me, general attitudes around the store, other managers, etc. The list goes on.
I’m just…. not happy. Don’t me wrong, I want to be. I want this to work and be great. Maybe I just need to give it more time, after all I’ve been there less than a month.
It’s just so easy to get disheartened and downtrodden.
Stay safe, friends.