I found out yesterday that I’m probably taking on a new role at work. No change in job title (I don’t think) or pay (that I know), but I will have a new boss and totally new responsibilities, completely unrelated to what I do now.
I’m a little excited and a little apprehensive. The work looks interesting, so that’s definitely exciting. But the scary part is that I feel like I’m being thrown to the wolves. People on this team quit left and right, which is scary. Two people are quitting in the next month, which is why I’m being transferred. Unfortunately, my main point of contact on the team is out until Monday, so I can’t even ask if my schedule has to change or anything like that. I’m not a fan of the unknown on this point.
On some level, it’s like getting a whole new job – except that a lot of the questions I would normally have answered before accepting remain unknown.
Plus, a little part of me is reluctant to give up the projects I have worked so very hard on. I have learned at this job that you should never become attached to anything you do, because projects frequently get pulled away from you and given to someone else.
I’m hoping to get some answers to my questions today or at least get the chance to chat with some people who currently work in that division who can offer advice on how to deal with the various personalities.
Change is good, but change is scary.