Originally Posted by irishgal
So here I am, ER since June this year, happy as a clam.
Then I get a call from someone I w&@ked with years ago who is now with a well known and exciting tech type company. They have a position that 10 years ago, maybe even 5 years ago I would have died for.
And essentially, it's mine if I want it.
So I'm enamored with the money, the excitement, all that rot, but I also realize I would be back in the rat race with zero free time on the weekdays, etc.
Has anyone else been faced with this? I'm making a pros and cons list now but would love feedback!
I am there. I can tell you exactly what's in store.
In 2015 I was working from home, and very secure with just 3 months work. That would plug the need to draw any retirement money.
Late 2015 I was lured into working for a small company. Manager was super, gave me the money I asked for. I took the position as it would fully fund home repairs that we need to sell the house. That is our goal, and I hope to do this for two years.
Having a net positive flow is awesome.
Working with younger people in a growing small business is light years ahead of dying megacorp service company with layers of muck.
Going to work each day was exciting for about 6 months. The area is a fine environment. I can walk to the customer's office, say hello to the groundhogs, and grab a bite to eat.
Eventually, it becomes a job. This recently happened for me. I am on my 3rd boss. I am getting pulled into aspects of the job I did not agree to. I am wearing 4 or 5 hats. I gave 3 back to my boss, then the customer added another. Really?
I'm taking it in stride. Working from home at least one day a week, and trying to always be off on Friday. Doing whatever I can to make it fun again.
Keep in mind you can go in and perform like a pro. Then start reducing time in the office. You can always quit!