As some of you have noticed by viewing my Working Experience page, I’ve changed my job in December 2012. I was a Solutions Consultant at PSTech, a great company from Serbia. A lot of people asked me how I could abandon such a fine position and career promise. This article will be an attempt to answer that question.
For starters, I would like to consider some of the reasons why people change their jobs:
- FInancial benefits (“I should have a bigger salary!”)
- Lousy working atmosphere (“These people annoy me, and that guy has the most idiotic mustache ever!”)
- Poor career development options (“Are they ever going to consider me for that team lead position or what?”)
- An unexpected opportunity (“Oh, my cousin from Sweden just offered me a dream job. So long suckers!”)
- The brief (or not so brief) moment of insanity (“Everything’s great! I’m leaving!”)
People change their jobs for a variety of reasons but with a common motive: we all want a better life and we think we are smart enough to recognize that changing our job would benefit the cause. Yes, a lot of people do it because they don’t have a choice or they are being forced by other people or life itself. Fortunately, I had the freedom of choice.