Central Georgia Technical College Customer Care Manager Discussion
What career management stage are you currently in?
- Describe your next stage and map out how you’ll get there.
Please respond to the post of at least one other student.
The first thing I want to say is good luck to everyone in their
future endeavors. This has not been easy, completing my bachelor’s is my
greatest achievement and I will never forget how hard but satisfying
the road has been. We are all more than what our job title is. As we
grow in our careers we will be able to give back to those around us by
being an inspiration to others. Never forget the help that has been
given to you so you can pay it forward.
I was on track to become a Manager/GM at my employer and getting my bachelor’s completed would have been the last step in making that jump from a department manager to my building’s upper management team. POOF and just like that everything changes.
I have been diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases and it has inflicted damage to my joints. I can no longer do my job at my company and have been on short-term and now long-term disability while Insurance and my doctor fight it out over needed surgical procedures. I have had to apply for SSDI and awaiting to see if I will be disabled by the government. Unfortunately, my company came to the conclusion that I will not be returning because they asked me to step down so that they could fill the much-needed leadership position in my department. I humbly accepted their needs over mine, but it stung.
This has only made me change my plans. I do not intend to stay on disability for the rest of my life. I have more to offer an employer. I will not be able to climb to roofs or crawl through a maze of conveyor framing to fix an electric power supply. So I have decided to look for a position that I can do remotely. After much research, I am planning on becoming a loan officer/mortgage loan originator. I have three more classes at strayer before I graduate in December. Then I will have to pass a federal and state exam before shopping for my future employer.
Do not say poor guy, or feel sorry for me. I do not need pity. I am more than capable of working. I have just had a setback. It has made me look at a career with less physical demands is all. My mind is sharper and my abilities with it are more valuable than ever. I will overcome!
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