Career Changes. Part 3.

Working for an Ex-employee. Never burn Those Bridges. 

Interestingly enough, my ex-sales manager went to work for a smaller manufacturer. The company happened to be owned by an ex-employee of mine. 

Goes to show you, never burn any bridges… Never leave a place with a bad taste in your mouth, or at least try not to. This new place was also furniture manufacturing. They were an old-fashioned manufacturer and not up to speed on the latest tech in this low-tech industry. I was happy to join them and happy to be away from a very toxic workplace. 

Into the dark ages. But a better environment. 

Working for nice people is amazing. This was now the third job I had in a very short time. I went from working in one place for nearly all my life to adding a few places to my resume. 

As my son commented one day, “It was good to get paid for something I already knew.” But working in a place that was not willing to progress was a bit frustrating and a little boring. 

There were no specs, SOPs or any sort of order tracking here. Everything was manual and they needed quite a lot of help with spec sheets, CAD files and so on. I loved the challenge and the opportunity to make a positive change. 

The more things change. The more they stay the same.

Having been used to working with CAD, Solid-Works and Gerber Accu-Mark systems. I was going back to the dark ages, people using solvent-based glues and not an automated machine insight. Going from automated hot-melt gluing lines to all manual gluing and cutting was a step backwards. 

All that aside, it was wonderful to work with amazing, honest and hardworking people. Good people in a warm and caring environment was a nice change from the previous place I set up. The only difficulty was that they were set in their ways. The change they so desperately wanted, well, they didn’t want.

Boredom at work. What to do? 

What happens when you move backwards? The low tech of furniture manufacturing. Yes, there are updated automatic sewing machines. There are automatic cutters and CNC machines, there are automated gluing systems. It is not the same as automotive manufacturing. Every process is human-driven and while there are fully automated systems they only work for large-scale production. While all this was kind of boring and slow for me. A very old friend came calling.

I didn’t know it yet but I was about to make a drastic career change…

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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