I feel as though I’m fighting off whatever’s going around the office still. Eyes are watering, nose is threatening to run, and I feel achy all over. I sneeze every so often, just for effect, or something. Fneu.

I’m still feeling stressed and indecisive. There are all sorts of reasons why I should try to get this job, and all sorts of others why I shouldn’t. Maybe if I list them I’ll feel better… If I were to, on some off-chance, get this job:

Potential for growth
Increased stress/workload
Less boredom
Higher likelihood of fucking up
Company will be around in 2 years
Less flexibility to move if the opportunity arises
More responsibility = higher salary
More responsibility = more likely to have nervous breakdown

That’s all I’ve got time to figure out right now. I don’t know if I can handle a new job, I’m rather settled where I am now. My friend has a few good points, which I’m considering, but I just don’t know if, in the emotional space I’m currently in, I can take a job that has that much pressure. I want to be able to come home without bringing work and work’s stress with me… I never could do that when I was in retail. This is almost like a glorified form of that… it’s still customer service and liason type stuff. Blah.


  • brianlee

    October 13, 2000 at 6:47 am


    Shake them dice JL.
    You can always find a different job if you don’t like it.
    Don’t worry bout falling down in the attempt. Can always get up and try again.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      October 13, 2000 at 7:23 am

      Re: Hey

      I’m afraid. It sounds like organizational hell… and I’m not necessarily the most organized person ever….

      I don’t know.

      • brianlee

        October 13, 2000 at 7:35 am

        Re: Hey

        Fear is nature’s way of telling us to be carefull, nothing more.
        Instead of pro and con, list out what the worst and best things are that could happen if you do or do not take the new job.
        Maybe you will find out the worst ain’t really so bad.

  • talashandy

    October 13, 2000 at 7:34 am

    I know you can do it. =)