Just after I felt so bad for my colleague, I learned that I have a guarantee job yesterday, my top choice in the category of lateral move. I learned it from my mentor instead of the hiring manager because we are still waiting to hear the decision of two other positions that I was interviewed for. What a relief!!! At least, I don’t have to go through another round of search, among places that I don’t want. Now, just few more days/weeks until I know where we are heading for sure.
I want to document this journey to be transparent of how stressful is job transition even when I have a guaranteed job within the organization. Nothing should be taken for granted and many struggles without sharing with others. I have been lucky in the last 10 years as I have always got my top choice job, yet every transition is stressful. I guess the experience reminds me not to take anything for granted, I always need to work hard even when I cannot be fired.
Right after I learned the news, I called my mom. She’s relieved, especially because this position is in Asia, so still very closed to her. When I told hubby about it, his reaction was “obviously they’ll pick you“ but he still prefers going to another continent. Sigh…. I wanted to tell him: be grateful that we have a good place to go!!! hahahah…. but I didn’t as it shows his confidence on me, probably more than I have.
I shared the news with the girls too as I want them to understand what we are going through and my anxiety around it. It’s part of grounding among Family goals.
2 thoughts on “What a relief”
EEK I can’t wait to hear where you are going! But Asia, though- you know that much at least, right? I was very intrigued by the Africa and Middle East options, lol! Maybe after it’s all done you can share what the other location options were. So interesting! What a relief though to KNOW you will be in the position you want! I guess I don’t fully understand your job exactly. Or how it works with these different locations. Not sure how much you can share online, though, or not.
How long will you keep us guessing??? Haha. 🙂 So curious where you will land, I won’t congratulate you yet, and hope they ALL want you.