I used to be a carpenter and had worked my way up the ladder a bit in that job. But with hard economic times and a dishonest employer, I had to make a career switch.
As you guys know, I’m in demolition now. Carpentry and demolition are both physical labor jobs, but they’re pretty different and require different skills.
And what happens when you switch up careers? You fall back to the bottom of the totem pole.
And that’s where I am right now. The bottom.
It’s an adjustment to get back into the habit of just doing what you’re told (I used to be the person telling others what to do in my last job!). But I’m making the adjustment pretty good. I expected to start back at the bottom again, and I’m pretty grateful for getting a better paying job. And hey, I’m picking up new skills too.
Are you planning a career switch? It’ll be awesome, I promise, but be ready for dropping back to the bottom of the heap!