Inside Self-Storage 2/98
|Copyright 2014 by Virgo Publishing.|
|Posted on: 02/01/1998|
Going for the New
Dear No Decision: You do sound like the perfect employee, except now you are bored. When your job gets to the point that you feel you cannot learn anything new, there is a problem. At this point you are still a good employee, but your heart is really not in the business.
From your description you seem to be most responsible. Sometimes, though we have to make a decision to please ourselves. After all, nothing is forever. If you feel so strongly about searching for a new career, then you should go for it. You are right about one thing, time will pass you by and you will never know if you could have accomplished other things. Your employer was very lucky to have you as his manager for 10 years. Now, things will have to change for him also. Change is the most difficult thing to accomplish for anyone. But without change, new challenges are never approached. Sometimes change is needed in a business. It may be one of the best things that ever happened, not only for you, but for your employer. A new individual with new ideas could do wonders for the facility. There are always new and exciting ways to accomplish the same thing. Given your guilty feelings, it would benefit you to approach the situation like this: first you need to decide what it is you are searching for, if you haven't already done that; then you need to tell your employer you will help with the interview process and stay around long enough to help train the new manager in the basic procedures of the facility. Hopefully, your facility has established a policy and procedure manual. This always helps a new employee with any problems he encounters. If a manual has not been established, maybe you can take this opportunity to write down a list of the procedures to help the new employee. This will also make you feel less guilty. Your employer will love you for it.
I feel that because of your description of the owner, he would want you to pursue other interests. I don't know of many people that would stand in the way of someone wanting to approach a new career. Remember, you have been a good employee and you have nothing to feel guilty about.
It is so important to get out of bed in the morning and be excited about going to your job. When the time comes that you dread going to work, then it's time for a change. Of course, there are some people that will tell you they have always dreaded going to work. You do not describe yourself as that kind of person. Your caring responsible attitude will help you reach any goals you pursue. Good luck in your new ventures.