Re: Got the offer, but...
Well, tomorrow is my last day, so I suppose it is about time to spill the beans.
Its funny, but I have gotten surprisingly comfy here in my rut. This is definately not me, since I have always considered myself to be essentially a contractor who works for one client at a time, rather than a career employee type. In thinking about it, I think there are two reasons I got so comfy: 1) its amazing what being the sole breadwinner with a kid and more in the future does to your risk tolerance and 2) my colleagues have generally been the nicest and smartest people I have ever worked with.
Unfortunately, three years of tiny bonuses and below-inflation raises with nary a promotion in sight has essentially forced me to move on. I am also ready for a new challenge, before I completely ossify. There is plenty of money to be made if you can be just a bit smarter than the other players in the capital markets game, and I like to think I am smarter than the average bear.
My new gig is an analyst position at a hedge fund. I will primarily be looking at financial institutions, although over timne I will be learning other sectors. The spot I am leaving is a junior insurance company analyst position at a rating agency. So now the curious know.
I am very much looking forward to my vacation. I have been trying to sort out my feelings in the past week or so about moving on, and I am getting there. However, I suspect that 10 days in the NM desert will make things a lot clearer. I will have some time to post today and tomorrow, but after that I will be on vacation until April 10. I'll have a couple of days off, then starting at the new gig. I will still pop my head in, but I won't have nearly as much time as I do now (and little or no "3 for 1" time), so I will likely be a less frequent poster. Still, it says a lot for Dory's board that I plan on largely dropping TMF and sticking around here.
"Neither my companion or I carry firearms on our persons. We depend on the goodwill of our fellow man and the forbearance of reptiles."
- English Bob