Sunday, February 28, 2010
Feel sad today.
Its hard saying "Goodbye".
In a span of 2 days, I found out that 3 people are leaving.
Attended a farewell gathering of an ex-colleague of mine who´s going to relocate back to the U.S. with her husband. She´s American and he´s German. After about 3 years of staying in Germany (for her), they decided to move to her country since he´s done with his studies here and his work prospects in America are just as good / if not better than those in Germany.
So why do I feel sad?
Because while I´m happy for her, its still difficult to say "bye". She was one of my ex-colleagues whom I could click more with. Due to the nature of my job, I hardly meet up with any of my colleagues since we all have different working hours.
2) A great colleague
Another fellow teacher is leaving because she found a better job. I´m happy for her, really! But that also means one less "positive" influence in my working environment. I´ve always felt that one of the best things of working in my company are my colleagues. I really enjoy my fellow co-workers. And this teacher is really superb in her work and always fighting for the rights of the teachers.
3) My boss
I found out that my boss is leaving in 3 weeks´ time. That´s sad too. I know that I´ve complained enough about my working environment, but I still hate changes. For all the tough times I´ve had with my boss, I know that she tries her best, is a really nice person at heart and is not a b*tch - don´t mind my language. I´m able to reason with her and she knows my capabilities, together with all my health issues (not working more than 4 hrs daily etc.)
With a new boss, whom I´ve heard, is a "no-nonsense" person, I don´t know what lies in store.
I just need to trust that God has my life in His hands and He will hold me. I do feel uncertain and somewhat fearful about going to have a new boss, but I pray that I will not be ruled by fear but by faith that God has the whole world in His hands and He will keep me safe and secure through all the changes. Amen.