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Moving on to a New Job

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 While the technology might be slightly more outdated where I’m headed the business is more interesting.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!

One Frugal Girl

Sunday 6th of March 2011

@pfstock - Ah, yes in terms of long term interest it's tough to say. That's one of the reasons I'm so conflicted. I don't think I'll really know if it was the right move until I start working in the new position, but in the short term it is definitely a better place for me.

@me in millions - I can't wait for the first day's drive to and from work. Saving all the time is going to feel amazing!

me in millions

Saturday 5th of March 2011

Congrats!! I agree with pfstock... once you settle in, you'll be fine. And then you need to figure out what to do with the extra hour a day and $10 a week!

pfstock

Wednesday 2nd of March 2011

Congratulations on the new job! I can certainly understand the mixed feelings. Anytime you try something new, there is a some degree of uncertainty. I think the important thing is to take a step back and look at the big picture. If you see this move as being in your best long-term interest, then you will probably be fine. Good luck to you!