Take a job? Tough decisions

posted by Jeff | Thursday, February 3, 2005, 1:03 AM | comments: 2

I was just looking at some old posts I made a year ago, and one in particular stood out. I posted it the week I started at Progressive.

Funny how things turn out. I made a ton of money from that job, and I hated it because I ended up never really having anything to do. Today I talked to a recruiter that wants to get me back in there, for a totally different group, and I've agreed to at least talk to them.

I don't know what the hell I'm thinking. I mean, if this were something five minutes away, I'd be more inclined to jump on it, but I don't know if I can do the hour-each-way thing again for The Man.

We're not in a financial pickle or anything, not yet, but I could benefit from extra cash right now. Book royalties are a long way off and taxes are coming in a few months. If my little sales venture and envelope stuffing doesn't generate a little money, I might have to withdraw more from my Sharebuilder account to pay taxes, and I totally don't want to do that.

It's time to take that corporate bullshit lingo to heart and come up with some "action items" to make some shit happen now. I've been talking about it for years and not doing anything specific about it. There are specific things I can do to get that ball rolling. All of that sunshine energy needs to be directed into making things happen.

Besides, I want to go back to Hawaii this year, dammit!


CPLady, February 3, 2005, 12:51 PM #

Is it possible they'll let you do it on an independent consulting basis working mostly from home? It's worth a shot.

gregleg, February 3, 2005, 4:37 PM #

That definitely is a good suggestion, if they'll go for it.

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