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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Why Recruiting?

After figuring out that blogging was just an online journal and I could forget about the fancy stuff, I turned my thoughts back onto why I started this blog in the first place: Because I am a Recruiter. Or at least I used to be. Now I have a management job and I don't get much time to do the things I love to do - at least I used to love them. My job now, especially post acquisition, is all about paperwork. We're talking all day, every day. And as if that weren't enough, I met with a group of my peers, who through organic conversation, basically pointed out that I am no longer marketable. Talk about a serious bummer. So now I have a job I hate and it turns out I can't get another! And then one of them went so far as to say I wasn't even a good people manager, because the people aren't the part of my job that gets me out of bed in the morning. So with my self-esteem completely in the toilet, I am looking at how do I turn this sinking ship around - LOL! I plan to get back to my roots. I am going to recruit, every day!, if it kills me in the process. Fuck the paperwork. I have a life to save - my own.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Why blogging?

I opened this account about 4 years ago and have never done anything with it. I thought it would be a great thing for my company at the time to have a place where the recruiting group could talk about the company and the culture and whatever else a potential employee might be interested in. But I never had the time to get to it. I thought it needed to be something more well-thought-out all the time and that I had to be witty or clever or brilliant or something, but turns out that stream of consciousness works too - LOL! I really had high hopes for this, again as a professional tool, but now I think I will use this just for my own forum to vent, rant, ramble, whatever.

As it is today, the company I work for was acquired about 18 months ago. Since then, things have changed - a lot! Most of the "old timers" aren't very happy and we all have this look on our faces like "Why am I still here and why are you here too?" It is sad really. We had all worked really hard to make the company a great place to work and now it is falling apart. The culture is degenerating rapidly into a bureaucratic nightmare. Never in a millions years did I see myself working for a company like this. It saddens me to see it evolve into this, but I am helpless to stop it.

So life goes on. Today I am taking the time to stop and think about what matters to me most. What things interest me? Why do I stay here? What do I like about it? What am I missing? Eventually all this contemplation will lead me to a new adventure of some sort, just not sure what.

Stay tuned.