Season 2/ Episode 27: When You Want Your Old Job Back
In All Seriousness
You’re not Stuck
Have you ever wanted an old job back? If you have, just as Tony now does, listen to this week’s podcast conversation.
In this episode, Jill said that if that is the case for you, then go for it, but make sure you don’t complain about everything you’re asked to do or take your position for granted.
Tony admitted that he complains, but he suggested that you support your partner when a change–mentally, emotionally, physically–is needed. Don’t get caught up in who makes more money or titles.
Both have other suggestions:
- Determine what truly makes you happy and pursue that
- Do not listen to haters or naysayers
- Be selective. Do your research first about the qualities most important for you in a workplace
Have you or someone you know ever wanted your old job back? Why? What was done about it? Let us know in the comments section. You know we love hearing from you.
4 comments on “Season 2/ Episode 27: When You Want Your Old Job Back”
Okay—I never think that one of you is unquestionably right or wrong, but this time Jill is right! Tony was never a flunky. His insistence that he was begs further examination. What is going on with that? Is this a topic for another episode?
As far as Tony wanting his old job back—who could blame him? Better hours, better working conditions, and spending more time with Jill. I don’t have an extra 40K, but I’m cheering for Tony to get “back” to where he “once belonged.”
Lol! We both enjoyed your comment. Tony still insists he was a flunky, but he agrees with everything else you said. Lol!
I just finished reading Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan (wonderful book by the way). In her memoir Corrigan discovers how important her mother has been in her life. She always felt closer to her father, who was the fun dad. When Corrigan was a child her mother told her that her father was the glitter—I would venture “the star”—and she was the glue. I identify with Jill when she says Tony is more likeable while she’s more matter of fact. I think that’s Denis and I, and I’m comfortable being a “glue type.” It seems Jill is as well. As she says her career as a producer and director was to show case the talent.
Denis says thanks for giving us interesting lenses through which to examine our own relationship.
We love that analogy. Tony is the glitter. I am the glue, and yes, I am totally comfortable with that. You’ve given us a different lens to view ourselves as well. Thanks for that! ❤️