Back in 2016, was the first time I reached a conclusion to leave my workplace. To me, It was a fair decision due to the fact I had to deal with a long distance communication and poor benefits.
The everyday train rides lured me out of hesitations to quit. IBM was my first shot and i nailed the interview. It made me happy, very happy as it satisfied everything i was looking for and dreamt of. I remember them late spring days when the sun was warm and sideways were green. never to forget the ice cream at the beach which tasted better.
I started as a software engineer in a research lab in Haifa. I had my own office and the view to the sea was spectacular, the location of the campus was breathtaking. I liked my managers and the project which i approached with dedicated workaholic attitude put me in a very good position to the point I had a business trip to NYC.
In a short time, I became essential part of the project we were working on. it was a service from a whole cloud platform which failed after a year due to awry contracts and faulty management. as a result, thanks to my exceeded performance i was moved to another project.
The project was one year old and i had to fight my way to the spotlight. It caught attention from the seniors which very fast met me with bad attitude.. as a result, i had to settle my turf on marginal parts of the project. it was clear that i lost the opportunity to show off my range at work for this specific project.
Bad signs of project failure started to emerge, The tension in the group increased and the management became tyrant in the sense of forcing faulty product design(in my view). It was the gloomy sunset.
I decided to keep it low profile as it was demanded, which speeded up my way to the comfort zone, utilizing my free time to work on my android application – Friends locations which is rightfully mine.
I needed something to lure me out of my comfort zone as it was a bad for my early steps on my career. Indeed, it was Microsoft who offered me the chance to take these problems off my plate so i proceeded with the interviews and passed.
I wasn’t sure whether to quit IBM or not. In the first hand, after all the scandals i mentioned before as a result of my heroic attempts, i needed those fresh beginnings. in the other hand, it takes lots of courage to quit the comfort zone as everything outside appears to be scary.
at the end of the day, and believe me, after sleeping on it, and weighing the advantages of accepting the offer, i had the confidence and belief of the necessity to quit, giving you all the reasons to believe that whatever happens, it’s all for the best!