The residual two-yearly itch, that many veterans feel

A dear friend of mine, John Stevenson, posted on LinkedIn recently:

“One thing veterans speak to me about is the feeling they need to move on a year or two after they start their first job. As a service leaver bear this in mind, as it may be something that comes along for you. 

The reason for this is perhaps not the lack of job satisfaction, but the need to move on after getting used to a job due to lots of postings. In the Forces, many of us move quickly, promotion, operations and postings... This feeling is normal, so slow down, think and talk about it, you may be making a mistake.”

I was literally thinking about that recently and having that restless feeling for several weeks. And not entirely about a job, but moving to a different place too. 

When I thought about it, I realised it’s been just over 2 years since I left. Bang on schedule!!!!

So I joined the local theatre group. It gets me out of the house, I get to meet a new tribe of folks, contribute and get amongst it. 

Just like the mess social committee, families day and whole ship charity events. It’s all about variety. 

Let’s see if that helps… standby for pipes 📣

And maybe that’s why I’ve become so passionate about my work with TX-Net. We’re a startup, requiring us to innovate, creatively think outside the box and break through the next barrier. Cycling through the phases of change as the project grows and evolves.

I think this really works for veterans and it’s important to be on the lookout for those characteristics in an organisation.

Finding an organisation that really gives a crap about something.

What might you want to find, if you went looking? And will you? 

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