For 30 years I have been in the same career. I like what I do. I’m good at what I do. When I moved home, I had a job waiting for me, having interviewed via Skype and offered a position with a firm before I left. There were three of us sharing the work of three attorneys. At first I thought it would be nice to have an easier workload. After all, I was leaving my job where I solely supported 15 attorneys. I didn’t have much of a social life, other than physically exhausting myself in the boxing gym. I didn’t need a social life then. Within 6 months there, I was struggling to find work to motivate me. Oh sure…I could bates number a few documents or retype verbatim the medical records, but I wasn’t being challenged. I tried hanging in here…hoping to get busier, but after 1-1/2 years, I left.
I use a tablet of “Things To Do”. 20 lines. Colorful markers. It keeps me focused and I can quickly refer to client names and numbers, especially being new. At my previous job, I was lucky to fill three lines in a week.
Flash forward to yesterday. Week three at my new job. Tuesday. I had to start a second page for this week. Page 2. Projects 21-40, although as of 5 pm today (Wednesday) only 8 lines on page 2 were filled. And not scanning/retyping/photocopying projects. We are talking research and “come up with a plan of action” projects. Oh vey.
I am ecstatic. Exhausted but ecstatic. Be careful what you wish for…right?