Monday Morning Mush...


My mind is mush today…
I was off on Friday to prepare for the Rum Punch Party Version 2.0.
The weekend, including the aforementioned party was fantastic – great fun, great food and great friends.  Although being the hostess, I didn’t really get to socialize much since I was too busy making sure everyone else was having a good time, had drinks and had plenty to eat.  What can I say, I’m a nurturer…
If you are a long time follower, you may recall about a year ago, I received a call from an old acquaintance who inquired about me joining his legal team.  If you are a new follower, you can read about it here.
Anyhow, I met with him a couple of times and then things fell by the wayside.  The opportunity was put on hold, which I wasn’t concerned because I wasn’t actively seeking anything out, so I didn’t follow up with him. 
Fast forward to a year later (almost to the day)…. I get in to work this morning and check my voicemails and what do I have?  As message from him telling me that “they’ve finally resolved their outstanding issues and he wanted to know if I was still interested in the position”.    Hmmmm…
I should still be interested, but I don’t know if I am.  The pros are still the same; the cons are still the same.  I am still bored out of my mind here, but in the same respect – the idea of change is scaring me this time around.  My brain has been dormant for so long, that I am afraid that I will fail miserably with new responsibilities. 
Am I still smart?  I would like to think so, but on a Monday morning, I’m not so sure…

Comments

Simply Suthern said…
I would want to know what the outstanding issues were. Do you want to be challenged or are you content at what you are doing. He sees something in you that he likes. Find out what makes him think you fit there.

I aint big on change either but I would do it if I wernt happy.
Good Luck
Brian Miller said…
ah give it a day or two...see how you feel before you follow up with him...could be good...
@Simply Suthern - I'm usually not bothered by change and deep down, I know that I'm good at what I do, so I know I can handle it, but in the same respect I am not challenged here and certainly need to be for my long term sanity...

@Brian - Yeah, my thoughts exactly. He took a year, I certainly can take a couple of days...
K13 said…
I can relate to feeling like that...I sort of feel like that just being in a new field and with an interview coming on this Thursday, I'm thinking I'll probably bomb it no matter how much I prepare.
@K13 - You will do fine. A boss once told me "bullshit baffles brains", so even if you're not prepared, as long as you pretend to be, you will be fine.
Jacqui said…
It's flattering to be asked, but not the right reason to change.

A few days thinking should help.
otin said…
Self doubt can really hold you back! You obviously want more so I say go for it!
Sarah said…
Ok so I went back to read your old post since I am a pretty new folower! :)

You did weigh the pros and cons well and it does sound like a tough choice. I agree that money talks - they can't offer you less obviously but what if they do offer you more? I understand the dress up thing although I think my office tends more towards business casual. But I dress up nice every day and you get used to it.

I think overall you really have to listen to your heart. Don't not go for it just because you are afraid of change. At the same time, if the change is too much to handle right now, don't do it - you have to be happy in the end.

I believe you could make the best of any situation and it sounds like the potential new job would be better overall than the one you are in now. I think time is money so the commute would be a huge deal for me even if I had to dress up every day.

Good luck with your decision - I wish you the best and much happiness and luck with whatever you do!

And thanks for the nice words on my blog! ;) Always the highlight of my day when you stop by!
R. Jacob said…
A couple of days used as a working vacation to get a feel of the new job, and then do it. You are ready for a change.
JennAventures said…
Cons of Going:


My Boss: I like my current boss a lot. He is a mentor, provides respect and is guaranteed to have my back should the need arise. I know I’m replaceable – everyone is, but I would hate to see my departure as an inconvenience to him.

Really, this is a con? You can't worry about inconveniencing others. I'm sure if your boss had an opportunity elsewhere he would make the best decision for him.


Work Environment: I would be going from a cutting edge publicly traded software technology firm to a privately owned medical/pharmaceutical company. Instead of working with World of Warcraft nerds, I’d be working with Doctors and medical engineers. Hmmm – I think Doctors and medical engineers may be more socially evolved than the WOW fanatics, but not likely by much.

Its just different, and you haven't seemed very impressed by your office environment lately (cue gossiping outside your cube)


Dress Code: The new place doesn’t understand the concept of business casual – even on Fridays. I would have to “suit up” every day, which means I would have to go shopping for a new wardrobe. So much for my gasoline savings…


Meh, legit, but would you really make a decision like this based on what you could wear?

More Work: What if I have too much work? What will happen if work gets in the way of my life?

Hey, you have the time if the commute is so much shorter!
Mama Zen said…
Definitely give it a day or two. Nobody is smart on Monday morning.
Tough decision...good luck. Let us know what you decide.

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