Ok, let’s rewind...to couple of months ago.....As soon as we decided to move to Auckland, I started applying for jobs based in Auckland. I turned down one , got rejected one and some never got back to me. I gave up and decided to talk to a manager in my current company who has a team based in Auckland office hoping for a direct transfer into a different role while I concentrated on organising our big move.
A week moving into Auckland, I got the confirmation about the direct transfer and started working a week after. Funny how things turned out......one of the jobs I applied found it’s way back to me with an offer on the table!! It is quite an exciting role and it is the one out of so many I applied that I really keen to get my head into. A good opportunity for me to venture into the commercial field while still able to retain in the power industry utilising my engineering skills. I didn’t think I was gonna get due to the lack of direct experience in the commercial area though my working experiences to date does give me some advantages. Anyway, it definitely is something new, I may or may not like it in the end (though I believe I will) but if I never try, I would never know. Right?
So, I resigned after only 2 weeks into my new role. Honestly, I have never felt so bad in my life. My manager had went through all the hassles to get me this role, and I did nothing to repay him but a resignation letter. I felt like all his efforts have gone down the drain although he was very encouraging when I broke the news to him. Adding to the woe, my colleagues were really excited about me joining the team and now.....I am letting them down......
I feel reeeeeeaaaallllllly bad and guilty, but I just can’t....in all conscience let this opportunity slips through my fingers, y’know? On one hand, I could have chosen to continue working what I do best in a familiar surroundings. On the other hand there is one with unknown challenges awaiting me to explore, a chance to step out of my comfort zone.
It would be a bumpy ride from the beginning, but no pain no gain right?
Wish me luck!