Anyone that knows me knows that I “get around”…at least when it comes to work. A quick glance at my LinkedIn profile will give you an idea of how much I’ve “bounced around” from place to place in my 20+ years in the industry. I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve built up a great network of friends, co-workers, and peers that trust me and continue to seek me out. This is what has allowed me to move around so much and still be able to get a job without too much difficulty. Well, I guess it doesn’t hurt that I love what I do and have always done my best to be an exemplary employee, professional, transparent, fun, and keep my skills up to date.
That being said, though, I still occasionally ran into cases that seemed to not make much sense at all. That is, in a couple of instances, when I joined a new company I felt like they were hiring me because I had proven myself to be competent, driven, hard-working and passionate about my work everywhere else but soon after being hired, I was asked not to be that employee for them. It was almost like they were saying “I hired you because you are awesome, I just don’t want you to be awesome here.”