Please note: I give Mayo Clinic credit for saving my life when I suffered from nectratizing pancreatitis and for bringing my son into this world. Many of my family members are & were employed there. I have no ill will toward Mayo Clinic.
However…they had hundreds of opportunities to interview me for a variety of jobs and DID interview me 3 times and chose not to hire me. Remember this scene from Pretty Woman?
That’s how I feel about Mayo. When they didn’t take advantage of me applying to the company by snapping me up for a quarter of my previous salary…they made a big mistake…HUGE!
I’m still keeping my eyes on the openings at Mayo and other companies, but now I’m making things happen for myself. For the past 11 months I was trying to find employment, I really was. I was working hard at it (and still am) but it wasn’t until recently I got my confidence back. And with my faith restored in my ability to produce great results…I really think they missed a great opportunity to have me work for them. Most likely, I’m going to be embarking on my own business adventures (putting those steps in place now) and it’s going a million time better than I could have imagined AND I’m having the best time.
As I “resigned” from my last position tore apart what I knew to be true about myself (I may not always be perfect and succeed, but I always give it my best–I give it my entire heart and soul, everything I am, and I generally KICK-ASS). At my last position my supervisor not only made me question everything I knew to be true about myself as an employee but also felt it necessary to attack me personally. Even though I knew it wasn’t true…I didn’t have a choice but to be deeply affected by it.
My growth in the past year has been paramount. To work for someone for 4 years and get nothing but positive feedback and then in the final 4 months of employment the supervisor says they always thought you couldn’t do your job better than a pair of monkeys. I am finally able to begin healing my wounds on that front. I finally can say it’s their loss and…
…I’m back BITCHES!
Be prepared to be amazed.