Monday, September 24, 2007

The Cursed Working Class

A couple of years ago, I left my job with a small consulting company in Seattle. It was a good job, but I needed new challenges. I went to work at a large software company in Redmond and got challenged in ways I never expected. The first six months were the hardest I’ve ever endured.

Shortly after I started there, the company I previously worked for was purchased by a larger international company. It’s grown and that has created new opportunities. The Chief Operating Officer at the company contacted me a few weeks ago about an opportunity she wanted me to consider. She wants me to come back as a Vice President and run the consulting business in Seattle. They have some new accounts they’d like to grow and one major existing account that needs to be revitalized.

I received a formal offer for the job last weekend and spent an agonizing week deciding what I should do. I had no idea how difficult the decision would be, but my current company has perhaps the best benefits on the planet and I would be going to a company with good, but not spectacular benefits.

In the end, I made the decision based on the work that would get me excited to get up in the morning and go to work. I think it’s a really good decision for me. The DH is happy with the decision as well, so we’re happy as a clam.

In the past, when people have asked how I like my job, I always said the commute was the worst part. Now I’ll be working in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, so my commute will be much easier again. However, that’s not the best part of the new job. The best part will be working with some wonderful people again that I’ve missed over the last couple of years.

6 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

Congrats on the new job and congrats on losing the commute! You certainly have had a lot on your mind lately :)!!

Duchess said...

Wow! Congratulations Ms. VP. that's wonderful. We're so happy for you.

annzy said...

I think the best part is being near the restaurants in the fremont neighborhood and the summer festival. Also I like the colors in that office better than the redmond one.

Rager said...

So, would a VP have any sway if, say, her brother wanted a job at their office, say in Boise? I guess there might be other issues with another relative working there. Way to go on the big title!

Lucy van Pelt said...

Rager, we don't hire tax accountants. We hire technical writers and project managers. What are you thinking?

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Congrats!!! I'm glad you found something to make you happy.