I got demoted from a position I was training to take over. At first, I fought the decision that was pressed upon me to step down, to a position in a cubical where my primary occupation is to answer the phones and transfer calls. Yet, the more I thought about this change where I had to swallow any inkling of pride, and humbly accept a job that did not in any way utilize my vast writing and speaking skills, I discovered oddly enough, I didn’t want the job promotion.
The job of a higher station that I was being trained for, was not in an area that I had any sort of passion for. It was a job that for the most part; I would be entering data into a billing system, entering data into an inventory system, and maybe entering data into a networking system. I would also be filing paperwork, and on occasion, hunting through numbers to find discrepancies.
If you caught on, you can see that the position I was training for, did not line up with my skills or my passion, that of writing and public speaking. Yet the fact remains that I still needed an income. (more…)