Hmmmm. Work life has been interesting lately. Also exceedingly stressful. We are owned by a new company and they operate very differently from our former company. I don't really have a problem with that and I am totally on board with learning new things and increasing the goodies that can go on my resume. But the method of imparting data is sketchy and there is a lot of back and forth with people contradicting themselves and countermanding each other. Add to that a tendency of micromanage and my immediate boss who I have worked for for many years has become so nervous that he is positive I am out to get him. Truthfully whenever he gets stressed he thinks this. But it has reached new levels of the absurd. I am just doing what I am told and have showed him the emails that prove that. But suffice it to say this is most definately a work for the money situation and not a work to feel good about what you do in life situation.
While I also am a pragmatist and believe that work doesn't necessarily equal fun, it would be nice not to equal misery! LOL Today I spoke with someone in a similar line of work. He knew we had been bought and has a tangential relationship with the place where I work. I also interviewed for a position with his organization when KC was an infant. The only reason I did not take the job at that time was because my former company made a huge effort to keep me, giving me some great perks and a raise. But it was close. I was really really ready to jump to the other organization till they sweetened the pot.
G called me today about some business that we share in our work and then said "OK I have a question. Are you miserable enough yet?" I asked what he meant and he said that he knew my new bosses were really tough to work with and that the person who took the job I interviewed for 6 yrs ago was leaving. So would I be interested? He has not put the ad in the paper yet, but wanted to give me a heads up.
Hmmm. I am not sure his organization can come close enough to my present salary to make it possible, but it is attractive and interesting. And flattering, truthfully to be asked.