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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Choices

My closest supervisor has been promoted to a new job within the hospital, and I couldn't be happier for her.  She is qualified, thoughtful, and a workhorse.  It will be a pleasure to have her in upper management.  Unfortunately, that means she will no longer be my direct supervisor.  That position is OPEN.

Do I apply?  The pay, I hear, is not spectacular.  About 50 cents to a dollar more per hour.  But this is probably less about the pay, than it is the experience.  However; I didn't go to school to work in management.  Is this the experience I really want?  And does it line up with my future goals?  I can still work from home in this position, too, although I would be required to drive in every now and then.  Maybe once a week.  Not an awful thing. 

I have been applying for every coding position that pops up, and I have been denied every time.  I can't even get an interview.  The manager of coding is no longer responding to my emails.  I'm not sure what to think about that; back in February, they wanted me in their department.  Now I can't get a peep out of them.  My mind is whirling with thoughts, weighing every pro and con until really, all I have is a headache and no further answers.  I do this every time a milestone comes up in my life.  I overthink everything!

Bucket's 13th birthday was yesterday.  My camera is not working (!!!) and so I got no pictures of him on his birthday, which really made me sad.  He had a good birthday.  I worked all day.  Such is life.

4 comments:

Missy said...

I think you have to apply. What's the worst that could happen? :)

Alina De Almeida said...

Hi Sarah.. My name is Alina. I read one of your posts about you having that horrid stye/chalazion. I have one right now and it is ruining my life... :( How long did yours last? I'm currently taking an antibiotic 4x a day for it along with tobradex eye ointment. Mine looks exactly as yours did. It's been 1 week that I have it.. it's not getting better.. any advice?
alina.dealmeida@gmail.com
thank you SO much.

Jennifer M. said...

Do you want it? Do you have a job now? And if so, do you like it?

I turned down a (no more pay) promotion at my job that they offered me a few months back and they were weird to me ever since. However, I don't regret not taking it because it just would've made me miserable to be in a more high profile position.

So I guess consider where you want to go with this career and if that will help you get there, great. If not, don't worry about it. You aren't required to be a corporate-ladder-climber just because everyone else is.

Sarah R said...

Missy: I chose not to apply. It simply didn't line up with what I want for the future, which is to work in coding, not management. So I decided to skip it.
Alina: my chalazion went away after 5 days, and I didn't use any antiobiotics, just a warm washcloth to keep wiping my eye and getting the infection out. I'd say it may be time to get back to a doctor if it's not healed! Sometimes chalazions can be so severe that surgery can be needed!
Jen: I have a job now, which I don't particularly care for. But the benefits and flexibility are great, and that's why I stay! :D I really am not the corporate type.