Several years ago I worked at a large hospital in a department I loved. As a result of strategic planning our department was merged with another department at a different hospital in the same city. Initially I was the early adopter. Happy to embrace the change, encouraging those around me that this was good and we were all going to be one big happy family. I was wrong.
I shared an office with a lovely lady, but there wasn’t enough work for two, so I was kinda cast aside and left to my own devises. I was bored out of my mind, my relationships with my previous co workers all but ended for they were no where near my office. It was nobodies fault but it became clear to me that this wasn’t were I could spend much more time. I worked there for 3 years and left. It was one of the hardest decisions I ever made in my professional career, but in the end it worked out for the better.