Caged Up

A colleague recently commented that I seem constrained by the work environment.

I was really taken aback because we are not particularly close, nor have we worked on long-term projects together before. I'd like to think that I have been a consientious worker - having taken on many critical projects and being recognised for the work that I do. So it is not as if I have been whiney or not doing my job well.

Am I that transparent?

Then I remembered that a similar assessment was made of me about 4 years ago (gosh has it been THAT long?). I was attending one of those personality type certification programmes where we had to take a series of "tests". When the trainer looked at my results, she told me that I am naturally free-spirited and that I may feel constrained or restricted working in an organisation.

4 years on, and a random colleague makes the same assessment.

Is this a sign?

In this day and age 7 years is a long time to be with any one organisation. But more than just a time factor, this colleague's remarks serves as a shout-out to me to re-examine my career choice and how I spend most of my waking hours.

There are so many other things that interest and energise me. I have to decide if I want to build my career vertically up - by building on current abilities and expertise, or to hop onto something completely different - but which would allow me to roam a little freer.

5 comments:

moo said...

maybe it's time to sit down and reflect on that.

you are good at what you doing now, but i believe it'll make a difference if it's something you're really passionate about.

disclaimer: not that i don't think you're passionate about what you're doing now though. heh.

imp said...

SABBATICAL.

MATERNITY LEAVE.

:D

corsage said...

moo: Dejavu isn't it? =) I need to find time for quiet.

imp: haha, ok pray for me!

Little Miss Snooze said...

Erm..I second imp's comment. Maternity leave will give you a whole new dimension to work. :)

corsage said...

lms: Aye aye :)