i have made the odd reference to work and how i recently changed jobs. to keep a long story short i changed jobs three years ago and moved into resources. i had been with the same company for five years and worked my butt off but had an extremely bad lifestyle. to make the change i had to leave and i decided to get in on the mining boom. by the way i am an accountant but not your run of the mill pin stripe suits and coke bottle glasses. i can actually communicate and i think i have a personality. so the first company i went to was huge but had issues and it was too far from home. for the next two years i worked for another large and listed company. the part of the business i was involved in was mainly manufacturing wagons and hoppers for BHP and RioTinto and maintaining their locomotive fleet. interesting stuff but the company had probably the worse culture i have experienced. bullies and arrogant engineers, the GFC and major redundancies. just bad news and extremely depressing. i survived all the changes and managed to be included in their future plans so they were slightly peeved when i left. then i come to this job. away from resources and into an industry that i thought would be fun, rewarding and still allow me the time for swimming and triathlons. i am reporting to a role that i should be in and i feel like i have gone back in time to when i first started out. their systems are so poor and redundant that i just stutter with amazement. and yet i can make no changes. i was given a job description that does not resemble what i have been 'allowed' to do. so i made the call. and as it turns out another role that i applied for at the same time as this one is still open and after two meetings they offered me the job yesterday and i start next thursday. being under the three month probation i only have to give a weeks notice. hallejuah. there are no guarantees but i have a good feeling and i think karma has led me here. i see an advert on seek and it is with a recruitment consultant i knew and really liked. i call and it turns out to be a job i had already applied for. everything falls into place. this company is part of a very large group but still has that close knit feel. the guy who built it up over 15 years and then sold it still manages it. i am now going to crush things and move earth. fingers crossed and wish me luck. i think i have managed to dodge something very bad.