It’s been almost two months since I’ve resurrected my resume and I am actively seeking a new job. A couple of weeks ago, I almost took one of the biggest jumps in my life (getting married is the biggest one). I was set to leave this country’s top automotive company and seek financial and professional fulfillment in a company that exclusively distributes all kinds and brands of digital cameras.
The owner/ president was impressed with my qualifications. He felt confident that I could help his company grow. His HR manager believed so. The one I was about to replace thought that the job would be quite easy for me (she’s migrating to the US to live with her husband). Even I believed it too. In less than two weeks, I began preparing myself. I’ve gone through the interview and an agreement has been made. It was only then that I noticed that there a lot of important things that I needed from the job. And there were a lot of other things that I have awfully ignored.
Which brings me to the point of this rambling, desperation will kill you. Even if the price looks right.
I was desperate. Though I may be seeking bigger pay and all other perks, I was too quick to take the leap and get rid of weighing the pros and cons of taking the job. Gut-feel does help. After getting the whole picture of *ehem, ehem, the offer, from the owner that night, stares that could kill were on me as I walked out of the meeting room. The frustration was there. You could feel it. Make no mistake, there are jerks in the office but I am just too tired of wrestling with them again. The price was not right at that time.
This tactical error produced something real good: I was very lucky enough that I have the support of Aimee in anything that I do. And for that, I love her more and more and more. She totally supported me when I was thinking of taking the job and not taking the job.
Y’see, I committed a lot of blunders when it comes to money and Aimee was just there. I learned my lesson from all that. And a bigger lesson was learned.
So, what’s up with me? I am still in search of the job that fits this restless mind.