Second draft pick

Life has a way of repeating itself.

I applied for my current position last year as a way out of the sinking ship that was my previous position. I was granted an interview and subsequently passed over for a co-worker. Despite what many thought, I didn’t feel any hositlity or ill will towards her getting the position over me. If anything, I was glad that she had been chosen over many other applicants.
A month later, another position was opened and I received a call from HR wanting to know if I was still interested. I said I was and with a follow-up interview, I was hired on.

Now, a year later, history has repeated itself. I applied for a spot and was told ‘no’.  As before, I wasn’t upset because there were definitely one or two areas where the other candidate was ahead of me.  Both of which I had mentioned to others would make him a better candidate than I.  And now, once again, someone is leaving the company and leaving an open position. And again, a month later, I was given a call and offered the spot.

I was tempted to say no, because honestly, I’m comfortable with where I’m at. I won’t say that I’m entirely happy, but I’m getting getting close to the top of the pack in performance and knowledge. It’s not quite what I had expected though. This new position will offer an opportunity to improve myself to the point where I am marketable outside of my current employer. Not that I’m looking outside, but it’s time I started future proofing myself. Just in case.

Quite simply, life is funny.

~ by praetor on July 2, 2012.

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