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  1. #1
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    Reaching a fork in road

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    So there's a job in our dept., newly created. Have to think about if it's worth applying. If I don't get the job, how would I feel.(Not the end of the world. As long as the person who fills the role is well-qualified, etc.)

    And so on.

    So I have 12 yrs. until retirement (provided I'm not forced to work beyond that time), what would you do if:

    *just joined an organization 18 months ago
    *already earn a reasonable salary
    *like my job (though I can't drive certain initiatives unless I have the authority)
    *like my dept./place of employment
    *already experienced analyst/specialist roles as well as supervisory /management roles in previous jobs --I seem to thrive best in a roles that blend both functions ...without too much political stickhandling on my part, with some degree of working autonomy.
    *if a job would be stressful, only abit more stress would be ok. But not prolonged, continuous, etc.
    A Serious Cycling Blog and Cycle Write Blog
    遙知馬力日久見人心 Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long period of time, you get to know whatís in a personís heart.

  2. #2
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    Personally, I would go for it.

    I'm starting a new job in June; moving back to east Texas (will I have to change my name? haha). It will be longer hours and more stress, but better for me and my developing skills (10 months out from graduation). However, I enjoy taking on new challenges and working hard. When I'm at work, I like to be working, however busy that means. Right now, I can have days when I do nothing for hours at a time (being in the "top" position already, I'm limited by the number of clients visiting us), which drives me nuts. I stand to make a lot more money by moving back to Houston too.

    The question I think you have to ask yourself is: is it worth it? Will you enjoy the change, the responsibility, the stress? In my situation - yes. I'm looking forward to it.

    I just started practicing 10 months ago, I earn a great salary, I love my current job and location... But I know this will be best for me.

    HTH.

  3. #3
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    I was like that westtexas --switched to a job that gave me far more excitement (and responsibility). I left because I made the big decision to move to VAncouver.

    However that job is a pivotal job that changed some of my skill sets. I wouldn't have wanted it for next 20 yrs. of working life but most definitely it gave me challenges I never had in previous jobs.
    A Serious Cycling Blog and Cycle Write Blog
    遙知馬力日久見人心 Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long period of time, you get to know whatís in a personís heart.

  4. #4
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    Well I applied for the job. Then I later found out there may be a whole posse of people applying. One of the divisions has a number of unhappy people who are desperate to latch onto a job to get out of their division.

    Then a work colleague asked me if I was applying. I said yes. He is most likely applying too.

    Great. I've never worked in an organization where I applied internally --except once. Yea, I've managed to duck this experience for the past 25 yrs. by literally leaving an organization and joining other organizations.

    Ah well, life goes on. And that's ok by me.
    A Serious Cycling Blog and Cycle Write Blog
    遙知馬力日久見人心 Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long period of time, you get to know whatís in a personís heart.

 

 

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