Given all the other job-related stuff I mentioned here of late, I did not write much about the possibility that I would transfer to another job in Company O. I was offered such an opportunity this week. It is for a job in a group run by someone I respect, and who is likely doing very interesting work at Company O. I just told my manager about 90 minutes ago and then we decided to discuss it for about an hour.
The first words out of his mouth almost literally were "what can I do to get you to stay?" It gratified me a great deal to hear him say that. He's going to get me a couple meetings with his boss, and his boss's boss to discuss overall directions and my place in it. He's also talking about what carrots he can dangle at me to get me to stay.
I like the full court press to get me to stay... but I am now very confused about what to do. I am not so much unhappy with my job, or my manager, as I am unsure about the future will hold working for this division of Company O.
Certainly, a number of people that I started with here are leaving the group for other places. Am I just getting a case of wunderlust since so many other people I know are moving on?
Damn. Damn. Damn. That old Chinese curse about living in interesting times works.
In lighter news, I got another story on theGeekZine thanks to the efforts of the intrepid and totally cool metaleve. This one is about my love of the original Mission: Impossible TV show.
on 2006-05-05 at 2:09 p.m.
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