So it looks like my interviews went well enough for the hiring manager to offer me the position. I’m set to start my new job, (at the same company), in roughly three weeks. I’m completely conflicted on this move. In fact, it’s funny how many mixed feelings I have about the situation.
I’ve been in the same place for so long that I know a ton of people and most importantly I know the people that can help make things happen and get things done. In my new job I won’t know anyone. Of course, this is also a good thing, because new people can mean new energy and new excitement.
I’m not entirely thrilled by the job itself, but then again I’m not thrilled by the prospects at my current job either. While the technology might be slightly more outdated where I’m headed the business is more interesting. That means my technical skills might fall a little, but at least my mind will be occupied by interesting problems and complex systems.
Of course, the best thing about the new position is the distance from my house. I’ll trim nearly 20 miles off of my commute along with a $2 toll. Between driving fewer miles and dealing with less traffic I expect to save a minimum of 25 minutes on my drive to and from work each day! To think that I can trim nearly an hour off of my daily commute is remarkable and regardless of all of the other decisions involved in choosing to switch jobs this one was the most convincing!