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Work things

Well, well, well. Something very interesting happened yesterday. The lead tech here quit, and they offered me the job. I've been weighing the pros and cons.

CON-- paycut, less freedom, more responsibility, no free end-of-year trip, much less time off, don't know if I'll even like the work, I'll be off the bench, I like this town well enough, but forever?

PRO--stability, experience, and it just might get me a lead tech job over in Seattle, and I might actually be able to afford living there.

I talked them into letting me do it as a temp for three months. That way I'll be able to see if I'm even able to do all the paperwork. I told her to that if a hot candidate walks in the door, to hire that person, but that I'd give it a go during the next three months and see how I like it. I can do the technical part of the job with no problems-- hell, I actually do that now. *g* It's all the paperwork that would be new. I'd have to do monthly statistics, make sure quality control is okay, do quality assurance, and possibly the worst thing is the point of care testing, which means I'd have to make sure the nurses do what they are supposed to do, and they don't really seem to care.

But I'm getting older, and it would be more regular hours. So maybe I can have a *life* for a change.

I dunno. Any thoughts?


It sounds like an opportunity. If this could lead to the job your really want, or be the launching pad to that, maybe it's worth the pay and vacation cut?

It would be an amazing line on the C.V.

It really is a good opportunity. I'm actually getting a little excited about it. *g*

And if things don't work out, I can always go back to what I'm doing now. So really, I have nothing to lose.

Thanks for the encouragement!

Heh. That's two for two on the cv thing :-)

*g* Yes, it is! I'm starting to get kinda excited about it now.

Heck, you like the people there, right? So go for it! Paperwork--bah, no big deal. You'll have that licked in no time. And if you don't like it, you can leave. No harm done, as far as I can tell.

Either way, congrats on being offered the job! They obviously realize your wonderfulness. *g*

I do like it here. Very much. I've been trying to think of a way to get more of a day job for a while, so this may well be a good way to do that. And yes, I'm very lucky, because I get a trial period, and if I don't like it, I can easily go back to what I'm doing now.

I'll admit, this whole offer is very good for my ego. *g*

Pro - stability, experience, chance to learn new skills, chance to actually make a difference in a work enviro, be a force for positive change, not have to worry about the next job coming down the pike (reminds you of T.C.).

Con - politics, personnel management, less pay, loss of vaca.

Short term - stress.

Long term - broadening of career abilities translates to real dollars in the long run; chance to apply for jobs you would not have otherwise been qualified for over here and in a wider range of businesses.

How's that for help, huh? LOL

Congratulations! Of course you deserve the promo - you're *you*.

I've been offered this kind of job before, and had absolutely no desire to do it. This time it's somehow different. It's kinda scary, though. I won't be an Evil Scientist any more! At least not the whole time. *g* This is more. . . grown up, maybe? *wibbles*

But yeah, I think it's a good move. I'm keeping the RV for a while, though, so that if they piss me off I can come home and drive away! LOL

Once and evil scientist, always an evil scientist. You're in this club for *life*.

Oh thank God! I was really afraid you lot would make me give up my membership or something. *g* I'll still be doing bench work a couple of days a week, which is really good. I love all that stuff and would miss it terribly. ::hugs you just cuz::

Sounds like you know what you're doing. Taking the job for three months as a temp should give you ample opportunity to make your mind up one way or another.

You seem quite happy with your normal lifestyle, so I guess asides from paperwork, it comes down to whether moving around and regularly facing the same shit but different assholes is better or worse than continuity.

You don't need my advice, you're going to make the decision that's right for you, I know it. How long does 'permanent' have to be, anyway?

Terry x

*nods* Doing it on a temp basis at first is a very good move, I think. And you're right, I really do like what I do-- I'm well suited to toiling away with chemicals and microscopes. *g*

I've always said the permanent is a relative term. If I like it, I'll probably stick it out for at least a year, then maybe see if there is something better out there. I'm actually getting rather exited about it now.