Well I just found out that my company is allowing some of us to telecommute! Yippee!!! 3 whole days at home, alone to get things done and it gets me away from the office. I am SO happy about this. I have been looking for a change for a while now. I have grown discontented with the way things were going at work. And honestly I was getting bored. It just wasnâ€™t fun or interesting anymore, hard work on top of hard work.
This summer things only got worse after a promotion I had been promised actually forced me to apply and compete with outsiders of the company. An ordeal that lasted 3 monthsâ€¦and then I was told that â€œCongrats! and o’ by the way, we just werenâ€™t able to find any viable candidates so we were happy to give it to youâ€¦probably for less money because we can.â€
Needless to say I was peeved, I had been working on that promotion for a year! I was more than qualified and had recently completed the appropriate certification. I made a big transition from writing documentation to project management. I love this new area within IT but it is intense. And right now, I am still doing my old job while they try to find a â€œviableâ€ candidate for that position. HA
Before they announced this new â€˜perk,’ I had seriously been trying to plan my exit strategy. I was trying to rationalize it by saying I wanted to wait until my current mega project had happily rolled out. The project is sadly looking like it will be delayed past the December implementation.
Itâ€™s funny I don’t know why I feel like I am at such a crossroads. I had been thinking about moving to another job, one where I could make easily $25k+ more. I am seriously trying to decide what is the best path. Do I stay at a place, where I donâ€™t respect the upper management including my boss, who failed me and I feel wasnâ€™t forthcoming with the truth that he obviously had. The place that requires only 37.5 hours/week, where our health care is paid 100% by the company and we only ever pay a co-pay, where we get 4 weeks vacation and 3 weeks sick leave, 10% in retirement, and have our own offices, where talking business on IM is normalâ€¦and now telecommuting 3 days a week. To move to a place that will pay loads more (a prerequisite or why bother) but potentially have longer hours and maybe an even crappy work environment? Did I mention in only work 15 minutes from home?
OH what a dilemma! I bet you’re thinking that I am just scared, use to my cozy, stable setting. NO! I have no problem picking up and moving jobsâ€¦I have moved from DC to the west coast and back again having no job and no place to liveâ€¦so starting over has never been an issue before. I donâ€™t know why this is so much harder. Hubby and I have talked about moving back to England in a few years and I am fine with thatâ€¦so why does this interim move seem soâ€¦hard?