April 26/2022


Dear Future Employer!

I’m looking for a relationship based on trust, respect, honesty and love. If you want the same, here are a few things I want you to know about me first.

Over the years I have proven myself to other people over and over again. I can work overtime. I can endure bad working conditions, a choleric boss, and not having any agency over the structure of my work. I accepted a ridiculously low salary more than once just to get the job. Not anymore. This time I will not just accept the supposed rules of the game but add a few of my own.

So here it is…

I am a 40+ years old womxn with more than 20 years of experience in various industries and positions. You are right to assume I have a very diverse skill set that I have honed over the years.

The common factor though always was people. I love people! I’m always curious and a highly sensitive person (HSP) which are super powers. I care deeply about the people around me. That’s just how I roll and it makes me very successful in building relationships which are essential in every aspect of life, whether it’s professional or personal.

I also recently went through burnout which was a big learning experience for me. Going through this and struggling with everyday life has forced me to take a good hard look at myself and identify my needs and wants which are very clear to me now.

For example, I need strong, healthy boundaries, which include not always being online nor being available around the clock or on off days. Micromanagement is strictly forbidden (I’m so not joking here).

I also prefer to decide for myself if I would like to work at the office, from home, sitting in a nice café or even from another country.

I have a rich personal life and also want to do freelance work and tend to my own projects so I am looking for a part time job in Feelgood Management, 24 hours a week, Mondays to Wednesdays.

I want to co-create, not only execute the ideas of others. I want to work with people who are open to new thoughts, who are not afraid of change but celebrating it. I want to do meaningful work and really connect with people. I want to contribute to something bigger.

I’m not interested in the usual buzzwords like dynamic work environment, hands-on mentality, and going the extra mile because that usually means that on a regular basis I’m expected to work a lot more than I’m being paid for. No, thank you.

Please note that every time I choose to work overtime I also choose to have less time for my personal life and I don’t want to make up excuses like “I have an appointment” or “I have plans” so I can leave on time once in a while. I want to be able to leave on time just because my work day ends. That doesn’t mean I’m not a team player or I wouldn’t help out occasionally but if this is how you operate in general we would need to have a little talk.

What I’m interested in is real new work at eye level. Authenticity. Focusing on results rather than long fruitless hours.

Yes, I will have bad days and yes, I will make mistakes - I’m not a robot, I’m a human. But I also will shine, and learn, and empower and support everyone around me. I can be the bridge between teams, between you and your team.

By the way, it would be great if you’d agree that I can bring my own devices and not make me carry around two of every item.

Oh and I’m not working between December 21st and January 06th. Never. This is when I celebrate the Twelfthtide, in German it’s called Rauhnaechte and it’s a sacred time for me where I retreat and reflect. There’s also a lot of smudging going on.

I’m quite flexible with my summer vacation though.

My Dear Future Employer,

Let’s talk about you for a minute.

How are the people in your company really doing? Are they genuinely happy or are they unhappy and leaving or is it a mix? And how well do you know the people working for you? Do you care about, value, and love your employees? Yes, you heard that right: love.

Either way I can help you gather all the information you need to analyze and improve whatever the situation in your company might be. One of the keywords is curiosity and as I mentioned before I am really good with people.

Even if all your employees are happy there is always something to improve, right?

Feelgood Management often is seen as a part of the HR department and also includes tasks of Office and Event Management. This is not it. Feelgood Management is not the weekly fruit basket or the sunny person in the office. A Feelgood Manager is a culture ambassador, an initiator, the person who is asking the right questions and to advise management on next necessary steps. Good Feelgood Management is made possible and supported by the entire team.

The big question here is, do you see me as damaged goods? Too fragile, too opinionated, and too demanding to hire? Or do you see me as a valuable asset worth adding to your team? Someone who could help bring to life your plans and your vision for the future.

So, will you hire me?