Having potential for a new job like this Microsoft gig really messes with your head. The rational thing is to just assume it won't happen and go on living your life, but you can't help but imagine all of the good things that could happen if you do make the score. Then that whips you back into fear of not getting it. Yikes.
I've only had one job that was truly life changing in a more instantaneous way. When I went to Penton Media, that was the start of the transition into the Internet world in a professional capacity. The next job to truly change me was at Insurance.com, and that happened gradually, and without me even realizing it until I got laid-off from there.
Naturally, this gig would instantaneously change life because of the relocation. It would solve a great many problems. The other gig, which I've not been contacted about in any official way, would also be a game changer even though it's potentially a remote job, because of the doors it would open. I'm actually 50/50 on these two jobs. I'd be thrilled out of my mind for either one.
What's rare these days is companies that will pick up and move someone. It's just not done as often as it used to be. I love that Tyler, as a young developer with limited experience, had some minor assistance as they put him up for awhile in moving to Nashville. That's a company that understands the value of its people, and that seems increasingly rare.
There were so many things in my chat with the developer today that excited me. Their methodology, their desire to deliver value quickly, his enthusiasm for the platform... I just don't hear that from people very often. That's the kind of environment you want to be a part of.
I don't know how I'll sleep tonight.