A few weeks back, I read something that irritated me. I was scrolling through a newsfeed and passed an article titled “Complexity doesn’t exist.” It was a well-intentioned headline, but for me, it was like that itch you can’t reach in the middle of your back, or something stuck in your teeth.
When we learned that we had been named one of the 50 best places to work in Quebec, we were humbled but not surprised 😀. We are so proud of our team and what we have built together. We asked some of our team members to tell us why they love working at Jonar and here’s what they said:
When I started my career, the goal was to stay with the same company for the rest of your working life. You fought to hold on to your job, even if you didn’t really like it. After a couple of bad work experiences early in my career, I found a company that treated me like a person, with appreciation and respect. Saying yes to a job at Jonar was the best decision I have made. That was 26 years ago.
After graduation, desperate for a job, I fell into the hot, sweaty, cheesy world of pizzas. While I enjoyed four years of the carb hustle, I always had an appetite for flexing my creative muscles in a professional environment.
When I first started managing people, the common wisdom was that the less certainty someone had in their job, the more that fear would drive them to produce. I was told that familiarity bred contempt and that I should never open up to my employees.
This is the story of how, just six months after graduation, I became the Senior Manager of a team of 10 business analysts - all of whom had more experience than I did. As if that wasn’t daunting enough, there was a person on the team who constantly doubted my capabilities and underestimated the value I brought. That person was me. And that's how my relationship with impostor syndrome began.