Some say that opportunity knocks only once and that thought has been bugging me for days that turned into weeks now.  I’ve been trying my best to be ready for it.  I mean, today nothing has been declared yet but I can feel that everything will be laid down soon.  I asked for it.  I don’t want to make a wrong decision and have consulted a lot of friends about this.  From where I am standing right now, it feels like I’m on the crossroads.  There are a lot of things that I have to weigh and consider.

  • Opportunity – This is an opportunity that I should take.  It is career advancement for crying out loud. 
  • Financial Return – Though I don’t exactly know how much is the translated increase still it will be an additional that I didn’t foresee.  Not to mention that it would be the third time this year, how lucky can I get, right?
  • Time – This is where it gets tricky.  I thought I would be done with the long hours of working and weekends would be spent at home or other activities I may have.  Staying longer hours in the office seems to be a trade-off that I couldn’t just deal with.
  • Environment – This is what I fear most, the turnover of employee in the department has been really crazy and a little bit disheartening.  Aside from this, once I take this I’ll be working for a bunch of Gods and Demi-Gods of the present. 

See there are lots at stake on the table.  I’ve not included the comfort zone factor as this would mean that I’m still immature.  I’ve also excluded the fact that I won’t get to see someone on a daily basis that used to be the fuel of inspiration to my day-to-day struggle of going to work.

Right from the start there is an obvious choice, a choice that I have been in-denial of.  And at the end of the day, obviously there’s no more question to what the decision would be.  It is just a matter of time and formality until I’d take this new challenge and assignment.  It is a smart and the right thing to do. 

Come this August, I’ll be celebrating my 11th year in the company and this would be a great gift from the company.  I’ve always considered myself as lucky for being in the right place and at the right time.  And in return with the right attitude, I try my best to be the best and give my full devotion in helping the management carry-out and achieve the company’s objectives.

I just hope that with this opportunity I won’t have to sacrifice the so-called work-life balance that I previously have with my former job assignment.  But nonetheless, management, I thank you for this opportunity.  Cheers!

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