Re: job situation
my choice was to stay with the board of trade through this buyout. i text'd my boss on monday to tell her i'm taking a day to think about this and she said ok. i then went to the new job to try it out. she was cool cuz she understands with our jobs being up in the air. she suggested to go with my gut and although that was the clear choice, i have many bills.
i didn't like the job too much so on tuesday i got off the train and didn't know if i should walk left or right! i walked to the right. found myself going "back home" and i knew it was the right decision when i did it. i could have gotten used to the new job but i didn't want to. i would have been by myself in a cubical with no team. alone all day. pros and cons to that. the headhunter lied, saying there would be others with me but it turns out i was a dept. of one! they were using old lotus notes, no outlook, no excahnge server, not even proxy server. it was very old. infact, the guy who was training me was very cool but he said "you will find yourself losing skills by working here." oh good! after i found out i would be the only one in the dept. i left a vmail for this head hunter letting her know that did it for me....i also let the HR chick know at the new job. i'm sure they were not happy. this headhunter was even calling my current boss to try and get me in trouble! she left a vmail for me saying....i guess i will have to call your current supervisor, i'm sure she would love to hear you were looking for another job. go ahead beotch, she already knows! i decided to be with my team until the end. we find out if we have jobs or not in 4 weeks. i did get an interview with the co. that bought us out. that happens on tuesday in a few days. most of us got interviews. not sure if that is just political formality BS or if it's a real interview. who knows.
my team couldn't believe it when i walked back in the room on tuesday of this week. they were really happy and so was i. they thought i was gone...and so did i. they were taking bets if i would be back and most said knowing steve he will be standing there not knowing which way to walk when he gets off the train, and they were right. now when we tease each other i get things like, why don't you go back to your other job! i missed the sarcasm and bastardized remarks all day. it's good to be home. i figured with the 10 weeks severence i will get, and the photo gigs coming, i can survive for 5-6 months IF i lose my job.