Staying Put!  

Knot4Everyone 41F
734 posts
4/4/2006 1:30 pm

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4/7/2006 3:30 pm

Staying Put!

Well, the suspense is finally over! I will not be moving anytime in the near future. I went into negotiations for that new job and they simply couldn't offer what I wanted. They have no hard feelings, and neither do I. I'm actually relieved about the whole thing! I was so not looking forward to boxing up everything in my house and moving across the country for such a minimal advantage.

I get to stay in an area I like being in. I get to remain close to some really good friends. I get to stay close (but still far enough away) from my family. I get to stay in a house that I love. I get to continue on with some large projects at work that I am very eager to complete. Did I mention that I get to stay close to my friends?

The whole interview/offer thing was good for a few reasons. I received exposure to management folk that I wouldn't normally have had contact with. I got a free trip to a part of the country that I had not been to before. It forced me to take a good look at my life, where I am now compared to where I would like to be. Though I still don't know what I want to do with my life - what I want to do when I grow up - I do know that right now I am happy. In the end that's all that matters, right?

I hope all of you out there can say the same thing!

rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
4/4/2006 2:03 pm

You'll know in time...time has a way of revealing
things ...for now, you have more information than
you had two weeks ago..and that is progress

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

Jeepidiot 43M

4/4/2006 3:14 pm

I know what you're really saying. You didn't have to move any closer to me! *sniff* I understand.

Knot4Everyone 41F

4/4/2006 7:51 pm

goddess - I appreciate your support!

Jeepidiot - Would've loved to meet ya... You'll have to let me know if you're ever in MI!

docdirk 48M

4/6/2006 8:23 pm

After playing, and I do mean playing the role of actual-adult-with-facny-sounding-job-complete-with-office-desk-etc., I found myself out of work due to company shutdown. I took the first job I could land to get back on my feet - a photocopy of the job I lost. I thought I had hated it before. I KNEW I hated it then.

Soon after, I took a job that I could have done (and did do) when I was 18. While there are many other considerations making it worth my while, those are the facts... and I'm happier than I have ever been work-related. I'm not making a ton of money, and never will. But I have no stress from my not-quite 9-5. IMHO, happiness far outweighs all else. If you're happy where you are and can pay the bills at the same time, you've got it made!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

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