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.