submitted on February 3, 2009, 7:41 AM
I don't use this blog much to vent, mostly because I read some blogs that tend to focus too much on the negative happenings of one's life, and it's really not all that fun to read. But, if I want to use the occasional post to express my displeasure with a situation in my life, I think that's okay.
Basically, my department is in the process of transforming itself into a little more encompassing group than what it is now. The last few years has seen my company centralize a lot of the processes we have in place, and while my department is already centralized to a certain extent, we're being centralized even further, which means our size is going to be at least doubling over the next couple months.
On one hand, it's always nice to be in a department that's in the process of expanding, as opposed to a department that is busy contracting (As was the case with my now non-existent previous position). On the other hand, with this expansion comes a lot of change, regarding who is working with who. There aren't a lot of changes to my current team, since we're all already here and pretty much doing what everyone else joining the team is going to be doing. However, for whatever reason I get to end up being one of those changes, as I am getting moved to another team within the department. Basically, our current team handles business in the Great Lakes/Midwest part of the country, and most of the business that is being integrated into our group is from the West and South. So I am now having to switch over to that team, and work with whatever new people end up joining that group.
My dissatisfaction for this change is purely selfish, I'm getting moved away from all my friends and into a group of complete strangers. I'm also a little tired of constantly having to change to new situations. In the three and a half years I've been here, I've had 4 different jobs in three different departments, and have moved around the office five times (It will be six in a few weeks). It would be nice to just be able to stay in one spot for a little while.
Anyways, at the end of the day it's ultimately not that big of a deal, just a little frustrated by the whole situation.
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