Thursday, September 12, 2002

Okay, here is the official job update:

Short Version: I will be staying at Verifia until the end of September. After that -- no clue.

Long Version: For those who don't know, this has been a part-time/temp job, but I was recently given two offers to make it permanent -- one for part time, one for full time. Unfortunately, while I like the company and the people I work with, I've been feeling more and more that this is not really the sort of thing I want to keep doing with my life. So it wouldn't really be fair to either me or the company to accept a permanent job. I still don't know what I do want to do (a common lament from these last several years) but I figure that if there's any time in my life when I should be trying out various kinds of jobs, it's now. I'd like to maybe look for something with a non-profit organization. Or anything where I could take a shot at dealing a little more with people than with computers. But I have no idea what I might end up finding. For those of you who worry about money things, I've got enough saved up to last me 2 or 3 months, and my expenses these days are probably as low as they'll ever be, so I have a little flexibility. I do feel kind of bad because I'm leaving a good place. If I knew I wanted to keep working in a technology company, this would be a great place to stay. And it's not like job offers have ever just been falling out of the sky for me. But I've realized by now that I can't really stay here, and I needed to get a fixed cut-off date, whether or not I have something lined up for afterwards. My change-resistant personality needs a bit of a jumpstart like that. So anyway, that's the current situation with all that. Hopefully everything will work out well. It usually does, somehow.

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