It's been a month since my actual resignation from my former company, and a large, well-established corporation seems to be interested in acquiring my services. I've got over twenty other pending applications to other companies at the moment, but these people have the distinction of being the first ones to reply.
The good news:
- It's a relatively high-profile position. If I don't come in as a project manager, I'll be performing similar duties and will probably receive extensive training for actual project management tasks.
- I appear to have experience in most, if not all, of the tasks of my expected position. This is a huge leap ahead of any other applicants, and my writing skills look like they were a definite factor in my consideration. (Not to mention the possibility that they're probably looking at this blog, too. Hi, guys.)
- The compensation package looks pretty good. I named a relatively high price range for my services, and they don't seem to be hesitating at the numbers.
- I'll only have to work four days a week.
- The job will involve international travel, and feedback from the company's other managers is that this makes for a good amount of R&R as well as business exposure.
- The office location is well within my convenience.
Sounds pretty good so far, right?
Now, the bad news:
- Two words: NIGHT SHIFT.
- Thirteen more words: I'LL BE REQUIRED TO WORK THIS NIGHT SHIFT FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS.
Darn it. Decisions, decisions...