When the main course is change, uncertainty and stress are the side dishes. We’ve just had a restructuring of sorts at work. There has been a lot of talk around the water cooler. People want to know what this change means for them. A new boss? New responsibilities? Longer hours? Different routine?
Not so for this member of the 70-something generation, who has seen it all before.
One of my younger colleagues (actually, they are all younger) told me in a moment of extreme frustration, that if she were in my shoes, she would take a gold watch and quit.
I explained that it doesn’t bother me so much. Been there, done that, still here, the good so outweighing the bad over the years.
Something you just wouldn’t know if you weren’t 70-something.