When I start my new job next Wednesday, it truly begins a new chapter in my life. As you readers know, the last couple of years have been a little rough for me (and at times, that's an understatement). Things weren't good in my old job. I had horrible managers that didn't know what they were doing. They didn't understand what I did. The company has this insane grading thing each quarter where everyone is scored. One person has to exceed expectations while another has to miss them. It's a cruel thing and usually favortism is involved. I lost a lot of respect for the company when I figured out that this is what they do. It's so disappointing.
I hope that my new company mostly just cares about doing good work and let's me do it, rather than trying to micro-manage me and tell me I need to whore myself out to other managers because they also had a part in scoring me each quarter (another ridiculous aspect of the whole thing!).
I'm looking forward to this new job helping me to heal a lot of the wounds I still have from my old job.