Reflect on the article that you just read on workplace happiness. Consider the following questions: Are you happy at your job? If not, what is preventing you from finding work that is more satisfying?
A few years ago, my friend and co-worker told me that in this generation people will have about an average of 10 jobs before they are settled at one job. I could not believe what she said to me. Guess what? I am at my 8 job in the last 13 years. Some of my jobs ended because the transitions were changing for the families I was working for or I moved.
Many of my jobs, I am still working in the field with early childhood education, but the dynamics or job description has changed for me. Management, career goals, and finances have been the main reasons why I have left the companies I have worked with. Today, I work in two early childhood education jobs. I am a lead preschool teacher and a floater who works with ages 2 to 12 years. I love my jobs right now. I feel appreciative and have my opinions addressed and listened too. Our team teaching is going well in both places.
I have goals at both places for now and learning a lot from both of my directors. I gaining more insight about running an early learning center and program. I will see what happens in the next few months to a year after I graduate. Maybe more doors will open for me.