The Decision 2012

As some of you know, I made the decision that I talked about a few days ago.  It was not an easy decision, but I do want to thank everyone who commented and gave me advice, or in some cases just pointed out a different way of thinking about the issue.

I decided to stay with The Place That Shall Not Be Named.  I am just not willing to give up my vacation time, nor does it sound very fun to work more than 60 hours each week.  There were a few other factors as well, mostly concerning specific tasks about the job that I would rather not discuss.

Allow me to respond to the comments from the last post:

Greg:  Haha, I think you are like three years older than me (I may have made that up).  I honestly believe if I had this offer before I met Lindsey, I would have taken the job.  I cannot imagine spending less time together.

Sean:  I have discussed it with my supervisors and like most things, they tend to be a little vague.  However, I do know that I am on a very short list of promotable people.  Working fewer third shifts will happen with a promotion (none at all).  Actually, I should not complain about third shift.  I was grumpy about them last week, but most of the time I do not mind them.  And I do not usually get that many of them.

Jason.:  We definitely need to meet up in Richland at some point and see a movie.  And thank you for sharing your story.  One of my biggest fears is that I will absolutely hate it and not be able to come back.

Honestly, one of the reasons I have been with TPTSNBN for so long is that I actually believe in the product (I know that a few of you will mock me for this), but when I thought back on it, I realized that I had actually had many negative experiences at TNP.

Jason’s Sense of:  We actually spoke at the bar.

Kern:  I would not burn the bridge, but I cannot say that bosses might not be vengeful.  And if I would decide to switch back, they could be jerks and forfeit my accumulated vacation time.

Offord:  Honestly, I believe staying where I am at could be better in the long run.  I have no clue if there were any opportunities to get promoted with TNP.  I have started to realize that TPTSNBN still have some opportunities to move up higher levels, especially if I ever went to another division of the company.

So anyways, I thank everyone for the help and advice.  And I am glad to be staying at TPTSNBN so that I can continue using that cool acroynm.

5 thoughts on “The Decision 2012

  1. Well, I’m 38 now. For some reason I was thinking that you were around 30 or 32 like my brothers. I suppose 6-8 years isn’t such a huge deal once you’re past your twenties.

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