It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times…

The saying has always been that the grass isn’t always greener 0n the other side, and it probably couldn’t be more true.

Often we think that when things are rough, every other option that we could possibly blink our eyes at is better than the current state that we live with.

However more often than not, while we think our other options may serve us better, the reality is they aren’t much better. Or in the very least, much different at all.

In some cases they can actually be worse.

Sometimes we get so hung up on all of the little negative nagging aspects that anything seems like it may be a better option.

We get tired and drained on the mundane day to day tasks of our every day life that we get stuck thinking that there has to be a higher calling, or more purpose to our lives.

The truth is, you may not actually know how good you have it until its gone.

The grass truly isn’t always greener and in many cases, is just a different shade of the same green coloured family that we’re living in ourselves.

All of the negatives and positives balance out and we could find ourselves in the same situation on the other side.

If we’ve learned anything these past few years, its that luck isn’t always on our side.

Depending on what side of the employment table you’re on, the picture can vary.

Chance seems to be leaning much more on the side of the employee.

With a staffing crisis ongoing since the onslaught of a pandemic – jobs are in abundance and it truly seems to be ripe for the employees picking on where they end up.

And should they not like their new found job within the first 5 minutes, they merely have to walk down the street to find the next overly anxious and eager potential employer.

Not a great time to be an employer.

Technically already potentially desperate for staff, we’re dealing with this new attitude shift where people are looking for the ‘perfect career’.

Our front doors constantly revolving as this new generation of employee constantly goes in and out. Not settling for anything less than what they think they are worth, yet generally putting in the bare minimum and chalking it up to a superiority that is not only unheard of but completely unjustified.

This is a generation of people putting themselves rightfully first.

Why not – we live to work and pay for the means in which we choose to live.

Why shouldn’t we find the happiest way to go about our lives while earning an income to subsidize our hopes and dreams?

We’re all entitled to be happy afterall.

And finding a career that makes us happy – isn’t that all part of the game?

But where is the happy medium?

There are people in the media getting supposedly fired for being three minutes late for work, and yet majority of us are doing everything we can to scrap by basically just unnoticed enough to avoid any major confrontation.

But what you don’t see in the headlines of these people getting terminated is that not only were they three minutes late, but they had a history of repeating such occurrences.

Or a history rooted in other employment discrepancies.

We’re very quick to react based on the headlines but don’t put much stalk into what lays in the entire article.

Skimming the top few lines – as any respectable piece will give you the main header and main details all within the first few lines.

In an industry such as security – timing is everything.

If you’re assigned to a detail, you may be looking after or looking out for an individual.

If you go to pick someone up from the airport to act as a liason or additional protection, being five minutes late could literally mean the job.

There are some that don’t have the time or space to wait around for others all day long, even if they are supposed to act as that additional layer of protection.

So yes – timing in a job can be very vital.

So before we all start throwing shade on the grass we currently lay on, lets all remember that all grass needs shade, water, and brightness to thrive and develop.

The grass isn’t necessarily greener on the other side, and the times we currently live in – are the best of times, and the worst of times.

But in the end – its all really just a matter of perspective.





Guest Blogger Rayna Davies

Rayna is the Office Manager at Sentinel Security, as well as the main blog contributor.

With foundations firmly routed in Business administration, Customer Service, and Management, she brings years of experience to her roles both within the Sentinel office, and the blog.

Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details.  These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities.

Her passions include spending time with her husband and two young children, world travel, reading, writing, and pushing herself to always look for the silver lining.