Monday, October 15, 2007

The Next Big Adventure - 3

My boss and I met today.

We discussed my "fate", as he puts it.

Really, he put forth his argument for me staying put; including salary and commissions, health insurance, retirement, vacations, and how I can achieve some of my goals while staying here.

I must admit, it's tempting. Here's why:

1. I'm feeling lazy. I don't want to look for another job. I have no desire to start working on my resume. I don't look forward to sending out my resume to numerous jobs and hoping that I get a bite. It seems like such a hassle. I told you I'm feeling lazy!

2. Money. Quite frankly, his offer wasn't too shabby. It was less than what he originally said (months ago - in a wild attempt to tempt me to even consider the possibility of staying) but I knew that was pie in the sky and not a bona fide, do-able amount. The real offer would strain the business a little, at least at first, but not so much that I'd feel worried (afterall, I do the bookkeeping and tend to worry when things get tight). I asked my boss if he felt it was too much to pay me but was worried that if he offered less I would say no-way-jose faster than he could blink. He laughed. He feels good about the amount; though he'd like to pay me more, it's not feasible right now - "maybe later", he said with a sly grin (he'd like me to stay for the rest of my life). I'd like him to pay me more, too (who wouldn't???), but this amount would provide me with enough money to accomplish a lot of my financial goals. And, honestly, his offer is fairly comparable to the salaries of the jobs I've looked at (which hasn't been a lot as I've been feeling lazy - refer back to #1).

3. I like my job, I like my boss, and I like my co-worker. Seriously, I've got a good thing going right now. What I worry about is getting to the point where I don't like my job, that I get bored or tired of it. That would be miserable, because my boss is asking for a two-year minimum committment from me.

I told him I'd make a decision in the next 2-4 weeks. It will be nice when I finally make this decision because it'll be made. I'll either decide to leave and my boss will accept it because he knows it's what I really want and that he did everything he could to get me to stay or I'll decide to stay and will be committed to staying for 2 years. No more having to make this decision every few months.

Sigh. That will be nice.

Wish me luck and clear-thinking!

12 comments:

Booklogged said...

Good luck and clear thinking. Sounds like a hard decision, but you'll get the help you need and then you'll be at peace.

Framed said...

You have the knack of being happy wherever you are so I don't see how you can go wrong.

tearese said...

good luck! Moving and starting a new job IS a big hassle, so keep that in mind for sure.

Cassie said...

How nice to have a boss who really appreciates you and shows you. Good luck making your decision. I'm sure you are considering me in this decision (:

James & Melissa's Family said...

Decisions, Decisions!? Good luck in trying to decide. I of course will be here in Cedar forever, not that I mind though. And remember all the good friends you will be leaving here in Cedar. He! He!

Alyson said...

I hate looking for a job!! I would be lazy about that too. Just make the decision that is right for you.

Sarah said...

Good luck and clear thinking! You know what "no" answers feel like, so I have faith you'll make the right decision.

julie said...

Thanks, everyone, for all the kinds words and well-wishing!

Cassie, of COURSE I'm considering you in this decision! Remind me, though, what exactly am I considering? You moving WITH me somewhere or me moving to SLC and getting to hang out with you? Both are accurate, but I was wondering which one YOU were referring to.

Aly, speaking of...are you having any success with your job hunt? Ugh! It is sooooo unappealing to me right now!

julie said...

Today my boss upped his offer - if I stay, his wife will make me a stack of homemade tortillas EVERY MONTH! That may not sound like much, but that's because you don't know how much I love her tortillas. Eric knows this - curse him! - and is using it as a powerful weapon. :)

It's awfully nice to be wanted so much.

Madman said...

A stack of homemade tortillas every month? You should definitely stay.

Nah, just kidding, but good luck with that decision. I don't envy you.

Mo Bloggin' said...

Well, I will probably talk to you about this later, but I wish you good luck.
Don't forget about things that you want to do in your life. I am behind you 100% though. I would love to be able to go and visit where ever you go (if I am invited, of course), but I really enjoy having you so close so I can see you often. You like my selfish reasons? Ha ha.
And like Madman, I don't know if anyone can pass up homemade tortillas. That might just have been exactly what he needed to offer to keep you around. One quick question, did he talk to his wife about the tortillas before he offered them to you?

zephyr said...

hey julie, i just read your comment on my blog today...great that you liked it...i am going through your blog right now...where in Utah do you stay...and do you mind sharing your email id...bye zephyr...