Within the past few weeks, there has been a ton of movement in my area of the governmental workplace. Not only have many chosen to retire, but there is now an ability to ramp up hiring. Truly I’m thankful my leadership understands my desire to lead and further my career goals. But I remember a time where I was hesitant to share what my actual goals were lest I seem unappreciative of the opportunity I had initially been given or it taken as a slight against their leadership. Crazy, right? Yet how often do we as employees think that way? Too many I suspect.
Sometimes I think the glass ceiling is real; other time it feels like a construct, an excuse why we don’t make changes. Hey, that’s the world we live in: every new phenomenon has a catchy name created by some whackadoo computer warrior wearing socks and sandals. No offense. As I’m always on the lookout for originality, I feel frustrated. What’s more frustrating is I totally forgot where I was going with this thought. Glass ceiling. Right. Poof. The moment has passed.
Anyway…as there’s never a right time to change jobs I hope the next few months prove fruitful for me. More responsibility, more opportunity, more people! For someone as introverted as myself, I sure do gravitate towards positions where the masses congregate. Back to my boss – he keeps me grounded (as best he can). Surely I am not the only social butterfly he’s ever lead; often he restrains me from becoming completely burnt out on how many activities I take on. It’s a full time job just dealing with me. Bless his heart.
I’ve realized there’s no true theme to this post. Typically I’m able to tie all my thoughts together at the end. Not this time. So I’ll close it with this truth – you never what someone else is going through. Be kind yet bold; be firm yet flexible; be what you are called to be. And we are all called to make a difference.
I ask you –
What are your thoughts on the glass ceiling?
Do you usually have a post theme?
Share your favorite saying!
(The post Slow Down, Butterfly first appeared here at Running on Fumes.)
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3 thoughts on “Slow Down, Butterfly”
I have a self-imposed glass ceiling. My wife makes the money, and I find a job that works around our son’s schedule (and hers). The pandemic forced a job change for me, and my current job is way better than my old one.
I always have a theme. If I title my blog, “Tales From a Schmo”, then I suppose I should tell a “tale” about something. 😄
Control what you can, and manage what you can’t.
Larry, I always enjoy your comments! You make my day!
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I’m glad to hear that. I mean, you say, “I ask you…”, so, I reply! Unless I’m too busy at work or home. 😄