Jun 16, 2008

Forwards and back again

My job interview went very well. The job was actually far more demanding and interesting than I thought. In other words, it is a very hard job to turn down - if I get an offer. I'll know by the end of the week.

In the mean time, I went and talked to my boss about the job and he asked me if I really wanted it. I said that honestly, I'm just not ready to leave where I am.

He said that he'd been given the impression that anything could happen in three years, including rebuilding the department rather than disbanding it. His strategy was to use external companies for anything we couldn't manage ourselves, but fight to keep an in-house printers/prepress. The point is to prove the board of directors wrong.

We had a long talk, and when it was over, I realized that I'm one of the key people for our department. We really need to maintain the graphics design/prepress part. And not only that, when I heard my boss's thoughts and his strategy, I felt like staying and fighting.

After all, I really like my current job and the people I work with. But the job I applied for is so interesting it's going to hurt to say "no". This is one of those situations where I'd like fate to decide for me. This is one of those situations where I'd like to have a crystal ball.

Astrology notes:
Oddly, there is some forwards and back of interest I didn't note earlier: Pluto will be passing over my ascendent twice this year and currently is in orb. Pluto goes back across my ascendent in mid-July, and moves forward across it in early November. How will I be transformed or reinvented this year? Pluto still has the ability to reinvent itself, too. Astronomers now have a new category of bodies named after our former ninth planet: Plutoids.


nicole said...

I can give you one of mine ;)
But it never told me anything, neither did my Tarot cards :P

Anyhow, I keep my fingers crossed for whatever comes up for you and your company!
May it be the Best for you!!

alice said...

You sure do have a way of landing on your feet! A week or so ago, you were feeling practically jobless, and now you have two good options tugging at you! Sha-ZAM! :-D

Keera Ann Fox said...

Nicole, I have some dusty Tarot cards lying around. Maybe I'll play with them a bit.

Alice, I'm actually rather surprised at how good things look for me. I'm still reading job ads but I'm also thinking that it would be even smarter to use the three years (and HR support) to take evening classes so I'm even better prepared, no matter what.

max said...

See post I just made to my blog!