By something that might otherwise demotivate. The job interview didn’t result in a new job, but what it has done is to make me feel that I can interview pretty well, can hold my own when probably punching a bit above my weight. Plus I have a very nice suit out of it that I wouldn’t otherwise have bought. The interview was good practice and good experience, though there might be less stressful ways of spending a day, plus, although I wasn’t successful there is something else in the offing that I am spurred on to go for.
My current employer doesn’t particularly value me, or so it would seem. Despite the fact that I spend my time helping people on far higher salaries than me to do their jobs properly and despite the responsibilities I have, Agenda for Change is threatening that my salary will reduce in March. Therefore there seems little option but to plan my escape. Of course there are people around me who very much do value me, who are concerned that by losing someone who is extremely good value (costing less than I am worth) they are likely to encounter problems filling the post in the same way. This organisation claims to value its employees and has embarked on a programme of culture change to ensure we know about it. Unfortunately I am not feeling so valued right now. Having said all of that, I am now only 6 weeks from my American adventure. More details of which will follow soon. After the summer we have had in the UK, I can’t wait to escape the rain and the lack of sun, not to mention the NHS!