i miss dressing up in sharp yet girly dresses and high heels. i miss my bosses. i miss having lunchmates.
however, i don’t miss the office politics. i don’t miss the sometimes long, yet, unproductive meetings. i don’t miss gossipy officemates.
i had several job opportunities since last year, all enticing me to return to the (far from) glamorous corporate world. there had been openings for EA (executive assistant) posts that i had to turn down not because i am tired of being a right hand (and honestly, everybody’s slave) already, but because the 9-5 job doesn’t seem to cut it for me anymore.
i am friends with some of my colleagues from my last employer and sometimes, i feel a twinge of envy whenever i see their pictures of company events. my previous company was the bomb, i should say that. i love my bosses there and we still keep in touch until now. our benefits were quite generous (maternity benefits included) and we had fun parties and other pakulos.
whenever i think about going back to the corporate world, i get excited. maybe we could just manage it. maybe an office near the children’s school would be more suitable. maybe it’s time for me to take those high heels out of their boxes and try my luck.
don’t get me wrong. i enjoy working from home. its flexibility is what a mother who shuttles her children to and from school needs. i may have to be more disciplined with a routine now, but i hardly get bored because i work on different tasks for every client. but you know. i have snagged my first job two months after graduating from college and didn’t take breaks in between jobs. i was with the printer company for almost six years. i have been working non-stop for ten years, before i unexpectedly quit. of course, i would miss
being chained to a desk a proper office setting. LOL.
sigh. i have been telling myself that should i want to go back to an office, i have to do it this year. otherwise, i would be too old to compete with those young ‘uns who are more aggressive and willing to settle with whatever the company would offer. the only thing keeping me from jumping, aside from the children’s schedule, is this project i am starting.
ah, choices. and priorities. i wish life was as easy as choosing the perfect lipstick shade for the day. kids, this is real life.