Monday, June 30, 2008

What's been happening...

About 3 weeks ago, I interviewed with another company here in the SF area - they had found me via a website that I'm on and had asked if I'd be interested in interviewing. Ironically, they are a .com also and I use their site frequently (unlike my current job and my despised old job). I went in for an interview and enjoyed everyone I met, and they liked me also.

About 2 weeks ago, I got promoted to Senior Release Engineer at my current job. This was unexpected and a nice surprise. It came with a fat raise so that also was a good thing. Because I like money. And food. But you know, money.

Last week I interviewed a 2nd time with the other company and they extended a job offer.

I turned them down today. I have no idea if I made the right decision, but my way of thinking was that since I didn't know if I should switch jobs (especially after the promotion/raise), then I probably wasn't ready to leave my current job.

I had a little sob fest here after I turned them down. I am just HOPING LIKE CRAZY this was the right thing to do. If not, well, I survived 5 years at the despised old job, so you know, I can go on. Gah - I totally sound like I'm vying for an Oscar or something.

If you have any thoughts on this, or you know, want to just tell me I did the right thing even if you don't know it was the right thing; or hell, if you want to tell me I did the right thing even if you know it's the wrong thing, I'm all for it.

Dreading 3 more days of work... Dreading 30 years to retirement...



April said...

You did the right thing! You would have hated the commute, for reals.

Mississippi Queen You Know What I Mean said...

If you had doubts about leaving, then staying was the right thing to do!