In March I blogged about my new role at work and leap of faith. It was a brave move into the unknown…Know Your Worth
It’s nearly the end of the year and here I am, I’m still in the gallery. I can’t believe I have survived this long. I didn’t doubt myself but somehow, I just thought that I would quietly disappear back into the mundane old self.
I’m still there, I’m still braving this double role (double hating as they call it)
What I have learned so far…a list because I like making lists…
- More money – nope not in my case, it’s like two for the price of one. Two jobs one salary
- Security – definitely, when we could be faced with losing our jobs due to cuts having two is like having a piggy bank
- Freedom – this role gives me some emotional benefits, sense of belonging, not just being wall paper
- New skills – yes! I am always learning in both roles, obviously more in the new role as it is all still a bit unfamiliar. But most definitely lots of new skills and learning for me
- Confidence – in myself, yes! There is that great feeling of accomplishment. I am doing something that will push me further in a space that I love
- Time – time flies by quickly and I need more hours to get to just half of my to-do-list. Honestly speaking I never had time when I had just the one role. So, how does that work?
- Stress – dealing with two completely different jobs and people at the same time can be overwhelming. It’s more overwhelming than stressful. I get to scream, and I can eat a whole packet of chips in the office with no one saying a thing because no one is watching. Which is great!
- No extra money – nope I don’t get extra money
- Recognition – I’m still waiting for it
Tips for making it work
- Protecting both jobs, trying not to let one role intrude on the other one
- Quality of performance from me the person they know in both roles
- Regular check-ups with the two bosses (more like 3) and the special people in my work life that know the challenges I face and keep me sane ♥