Once again I have put in my "two weeks notice." Wow! I really didn't imagine that I'd be doing that again. Yes, I've been looking for another position, but it isn't really easy to get a job! After months of submitting resumes and going on interviews, I was handed not 1 but 2 offers this week (not to mention the 3 phone calls I've had asking me for an interview)!
The first offer was for a position with a marine fleet company that was in the next town about 30 minutes away. It wasn't a bad drive. All interstate and not much traffic. I interviewed with them 3 times. I think I met the entire upper management team. During the last interview, they made me an offer for the position. I was so thankful. They seemed to be a great company with great people to work with! I was excited!
But then, a position at my old job opened up. I never thought I would ever go back or even be wanted back there! I loved the work. Liked the people. But the boss and I, well, we had our moments. But he called me to see if I would be interested in going back. I thought about it and agreed. He said he'd get back with me.
So, offer #1 was received on Wednesday. Offer #2 was received on Thursday. Having choices is not always good! I had already tentatively accepted offer #1 based upon passing a few physical tests and a final reference check. But offer #2 was just as good money-wise AND I would pick up all of the benefits and tenure I had since I was returning to the company within a year of leaving!
I went with offer #2. I am going back to the association management business! I was offered my old association but I decided to work with some new ones. Also, my role will be a little different this time as I will be working more with the other coordinators, training them, and developing/expanding programs for the associations.
I am very excited about this. So, now I just have to get through the next 2 weeks at my current job. I can already feel the stress related to wondering if I'll get paid or if I'll have a job melting away! Now I can just worry about doing a good job!