as of last week, i am once again a member of the working world. i was surprised to find that the company i used to work for asked me to come work for them again. i worked there as one out of only 2 engineers, and when i had left there, they hired a replacement for me. due to the tiny budget that their engineering department runs on i had been fairly sure that they would not be hiring a 3rd engineer to work for them, so i never even considered asking them for a job. then, out of the blue, i got an email asking me to come work for them.
Iâ€™ll be honest, at first i was a bit hesitant to go work there again. i had worked there for 5 years before my trip, and now i was kind of hoping to start something totally new and fresh. 5 years is a long time to be in one job, and the thought of doing something different sounded really appealing. but, after thinking about it for a bit, i took the job.
first of all, i got hired on as a full time contractor instead of a salaried employee. this is actually what i wanted because it gives me a lot of freedom there and i can make my own hours, take extra time off if needed and also could potentially do contract work at another company for part of the week. this works out really well since i could be trying out new jobs, getting different experience, and broadening my skills, while at the same time having a steady income from my company.
second of all, there are a lot of good things about the job i left. the people there are hella cool and fun to work with. pretty much everyone there is fairly young and into mountain biking/snow boarding/photography and other cool things. also, i know the job inside and out so it was super easy for me to slide right back into work. at another job, it would have taken me ages to catch up to speed with how things work, but here it took me less than half a day to get back into the swing of things. it’s amazing how fast things come back to you.
it’s pretty weird working again. after spending 16 month with no job and not a care in the world, it’s a bit difficult to actually have daily duties and obligations.