Career Change

I used to have a personal blog where I’d usually write about the goings on in my life… then I started Guynonymous. For the most part I won’t get too personal but I thought a few times won’t hurt.

I am currently at a crossroads in my life. I work in the television industry, I’ve been doing this for about 9 years now. I love what I do, but have become burned out due to being overworked with not enough support staff. 

The company I have worked for expects a national television show to be created with a crew of one. It can be done, but quality suffers a lot. That’s what I’ve been doing and the last 3 or 4 years my zest for working in the industry has consistently diminished. 

I’ve thought about looking for work outside my current organization and even thought about going independent… but I think a need to step away from it for awhile. I’m tired of it, yet I love doing it… this might not make sense to you but that’s how I feel.

Today I will be mailing in an application and then I will play the waiting game. This day has been about 4 years in the making. I am putting my application in to become a police officer. It’s a job that I thought I’d be good at for a number of years. It’s a job that I could be proud of and at the same time support my family now and in the future.

One of the main reasons why I’m acting now is because I am a newlywed and my current job has no benefits, meaning no retirement plan! The job isn’t that stable either so I made the decision to get off my ass. 

Making this step really hasn’t been easy for me. I found that I really had to ask myself if just finding a new enviroment within my field would make things better… I had to be honest with myself, it wouldn’t. I’m tired of being in front of a computer. I want/need a new challenge in my life. 

My father was a police officer for awhile, it’s what brought him to this area of Canada. Back then though the job didn’t pay as well and the benefits weren’t as good. I have to wonder if they were as good now as they were back then if he would have continued in law enforcement. He liked the job, but hated the paper work. He once told me “it’s nothing like the movies.” My answer to that is “nothing is like the movies… take porn for example!” 

And so I will wait til I get called in for an interview. Take the tests, and then will come probably the biggest decision of my life. Do I proceed with the change, or leave television? I think I know the answer, but I’m also scared that when the time comes, I might not.

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