I interviewed this week for a new job within the company I currently work for. I had a phone conversation the previous week and a series of face-to-face interviews on Monday. I think the interviews went well and I’m pretty certain I can have this job if I want it. I should find out more soon.
If I were offered the job today I’m 99% sure I would take it. The biggest perk is that the new job will be ten miles from my house. My current job is over 35 miles. Without traffic it will take 25 minutes to get to work. Even without accidents and congestion it takes me at least 45 to drive to my current job.
That alone is enough to make me convert, but there are other incentives as well. First, it’s a different side of the company, one that I’m not at all familiar with. The business is much more complicated and I’m extremely interested to learn more about it. Second, I’ll be using technologies that I’m not an expert on. I’ve used them from time-to-time on other jobs, but it’ll be nice to dig in and learn something new. Third, the manager and I have great synergy. He brings a lot of energy and excitement into a room and I enjoy his enthusiasm.
I’ve extended my job search outside of the company, but I’m not sure those jobs can compete with my current salary and my ability to work-from-home. I hate to admit it, but I am very spoiled in my current position and it will be difficult to move on.