Just when I think I’ve gotten everything figured out, life is throwing me another curveball, and I’m not sure how to proceed.
I was informed last week that my job would definitely be ending by the end of February, possibly mid-March, and that I needed to start looking for another job. I had been forewarned that this was a good possibility, but I honestly thought that I would be able to stay with this company for the foreseeable future (I’m working for one of the top 100 companies to work for, according to Forbes Magazine).
This was a slight career change for me, in that I have moved in to IT, instead of computer programming, so I’ve been learning a lot about hardware, Cisco networks, and software specific to this industry. I enjoy it a lot more than programming, and since the languages I’ve programmed in are proprietary, and not transferable, I’m anxious to stay in IT. The problem I have is that I don’t have enough experience in IT to move to another IT job in a different industry. I’m posting my resume all over, and looking at all the job boards, but right now, there is nothing out there. I’m taking some courses to get my Cisco certification, and that will help, but its not a quick task.
My supervisor knows how much I want to stay with this company, and he made a few calls, and found an opening at another property that I am qualified for, and has encouraged me to apply for it. (I would be a fool not to apply). It would be a great opportunity to move into management, which I am suited for, and stay with this great company, however, the new location is 2100 miles from my home.
Since my divorce, I’ve been trying to put my life back together. I finally moved out of my house, and am living with my poly family near my current job. It’s been an adjustment, and while its certainly not perfect, I think all parties are okay with the situation. I get to spend one night sleeping with my girlfriend, and that makes me VERY happy!!!
But I need a job. I need benefits. I need security. I just don’t know how to justify taking a job (assuming that it is offered to me) that is so far away from home. Sure, I know that I can fly home every so often, but realistically, that is just not an option, with expense, etc.
And I sometimes wonder if I am being selfish in wanting to stay with my girlfriend and her family. It really is my new home, but sometimes I feel like I am intruding on their lives. After all, this is a bit of a strange relationship.
Time will tell where my path leads, but right now, all I have are questions.
Oh, I’m told that if I want to get more readers, I should have certain keywords in my story, like nude and breast. But I would never cheat and just enter those words, would I? Ha Ha Ha!!!