Well, I went back to the Newcomen Centre today (had to go over to Guy’s to pick up some R&D papers). I chatted to Philip. And this brought home a few things:
1. I miss working for someone with whom I can have an actual conversation. 2. I miss working for someone who actually gives the smallest damn about my personal fulfilment in the job. 3. I miss working in a department where I am more or less in the loop about what’s going on. 4. I miss having the opportunity to do random things that aren’t just typing or answering the phone. 5. I regret that I was so caught up in anxiety about being less than great in some areas of my job that I never kicked up a fuss about the part where I had so much more work than the rest of the admin team it was *stupid*. 6. I regret that I left. Sort of. Because there was the element of pantsness that eventually got too much for me, but there was so much more job satisfaction to be had. 7. I would so go back if I could. Don’t know if they’d have me. Kinda hope they would. Because I really, really miss it.