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New Job, New Gamble

Posted on: March 29, 2014

Kemarin siang, salah satu ex-colleagues ada yang bertanya sama gue, “Ibu yakin mau pindah kerja ke Lazada? Prospek bisnis seperti itu apa akan bertahan lama?”

Saat interview di Lazada beberapa minggu yang lalu, gue pun pernah mengajukan pertanyaan yang sama ke HRD di sana, jadi sudah tentu, gue bisa dengan mudah menjawab pertanyaan itu dengan baik. Besides menurut pengamatan pribadi gue pun, gue optimis bahwa e-commerce ini sifatnya long-lasting. But the problem is; when someone strongly doubts about something uncertain like this, no matter what I answer, they will always have another argumentation to reply over and over again. Itulah sebabnya, gue lebih memilih untuk menjawab, “Gue optimis prospeknya bagus, tapi di manapun gue kerja, pasti tetap ada resikonya. Bisa jadi lebih baik gue stay di Niro, tapi bisa jadi memang lebih baik gue pindah ke Lazada. Kalo nggak dicoba dulu, gue nggak bakal tahu kan?”

Sejujurnya di dalam hati, gue pun mempunyai keraguan tersendiri. Saat resign dari EY tiga tahun yang lalu pun, gue juga punya keraguan tersendiri. Padahal gue yakin banget bahwa gue udah enggak pengen lagi kerja jadi auditor, tapi tetep aja, saat itu gue masih ragu apakah resign dari EY akan mendatangkan a better life buat gue. Dan sekarang, saat gue mutusin buat resign dari Niro, gue kembali merasakan kekhawatiran yang sama.

Gimana kalo ternyata, gue enggak cocok dengan lingkungan di kantor baru?

Gimana kalo ternyata, penghasilan gue di kantor baru ke depannya malah bakalan stuck di situ-situ aja?


Gimana kalo ternyata… pekerjaan baru itu enggak bikin gue jadi lebih bahagia?

Pada akhirnya gue pun mengakui… sebetulnya, ada unsur gambling pada saat gue memutuskan untuk pindah kerja ke perusahaan lain. Bisa jadi lebih baik, tapi bisa jadi malah lebih buruk dari sebelumnya. Lalu kenapa gue harus repot-repot mengambil resiko jika di tempat yang sekarang pun, gue sudah mempunyai lingkungan yang nyaman dan penghasilan yang memadai?


My answer for that question is very simple: I risk my comfort zone in order to search for hopes.


I hope, this new job would bring me back into working on fire, working with passion and joy…

I hope to learn more, improve more, much smarter and better.

I also hope, this new job would bring me a step closer to my bigger dreams.

Until finally, of course I hope, this new job would make me happier than before.


Dulu, kekhawatiran terbesar gue resign dari EY adalah gue takut, resign dari sana akan bikin karier gue jadi jalan di tempat. Di EY itu jenjang karier-nya sudah sangat jelas. Gue sudah bisa membayangkan akan jadi apa gue dalam 5, 10, sampai 20 tahun lagi jika gue tetap bekerja untuk EY. Tapi syukur alhamdulilah, kenyataannya, bukan itu yang terjadi pada gue. Hanya 8 bulan sejak hari pertama gue kerja di Niro, gue mendapatkan promotion ke managerial level. And you know what… I know that I would not be a manager today if I were still working for EY.

So I think… if I was wrong once, then perhaps, I will be wrong again one more time. Then here I am… I gamble my future one more time: I’m leaving the good job I already have for something which I hope, will be a better one for my own life.


4 Responses to "New Job, New Gamble"

Wow, i love this post kak.

Terima kasih, artikelnya sangat bermutu…

And thanks to you for letting me know 🙂

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Life took me to many unimaginable people. The super kind, the selfless, the brave men, and of course, the mean and rude people, cheaters, liars, hypocrites, extremely arrogant, and all other qualities that got me thinking, “I never thought such people like these do exist!”
But I’ve also come to learn that sometimes, there is a bright side of the darkest people I know. They’re not always good, but they’re not always bad either.
At the end of the day, it helps me to define the people I can bear and the people I can’t stand. And most importantly, it helps me to decide the person I would like to become. I’m not a funny person. I’m not good at mingle with random people. I’m fierce, I’m a straight-talker, I get annoyed easily, and I have this resting b face that makes me look angry all the times. I’m not that kind of person whom people would miss when I’m not around.
But you know what?
I’m okay with all that flaws I have in me. Nobody is perfect, and neither am I. At the same time; everyone on earth is special, and so am I.
I know my worth. I know what I’m very good at. I know what I want and I work hard to make it happen. I’m a go getter and I fight my battles. I’m not an angel, but I’m not a devil either.
I was born to be the very best of myself, and just because I don’t always have what others have, it doens’t make me less as a person inside out. I’m whole just the way I am, and I’m beyond grateful of all that. I know that my career has been a bit of trouble for my personal life. I admit that it feels like a loss to me sometimes, but you know what? I don’t feel sorry about all that, not a even just a little bit.
My career has given me a comfort bed to sleep, taken me to the places I’ve never seen, brought me to the incredible people who end up as my best friends, and most importantly, it has really made my parents proud. I can sleep tight at night knowing that at least, I can support my parents after their retirements.
The way I see it, there’s nothing bad about all that, so why should anybody in my position feel sorry and less proud about their own hard works?
Don’t let anybody make you feel less than who you are. Make yourself and your loved ones proud, and for me, the rest doesn’t matter at all.
Be great, women! Whatever you choose to do for your own life, be great at it and don’t feel sorry for anything good in your life! Happy International Women’s day and stay awesome!

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