Friday, April 13, 2007

I <3 Lists.

So here's a pro/con list of applying for a 'real job'. Yes, I have one in mind that I'm thinking of applying for... It's terrifying. I've been at this one for 5 years.... But I think after having written this list I'm pretty sure that I should apply.

Pros :
* Have no dress code. Could go work in jeans everyday.
* Keep regular office hours Mon-Fri 9-5
* Coworkers would be my age, the ones I've met are SUPER nice.
* It would be more in my field. Not quite there but possible room to grow.
* It would be permanent, not contract based.
* I wouldn't be ashamed to state my occupation like I am now. hehe
* I would feel more useful there than here
* Would save on gas
* The people there are actually computer literate. Very much so. It's kinda required heh.
* I would probably fit in a lot better there. Here my sarcastic sense of humour is mistaken for sassyness. (But their sense of humour is mistaken for stupidity, in my opinion :P)
* No more traveling around the province for ridiculously long and boring and pointless meetings. * No one would act as if they were my parent there. (Because no one would be old enough to be.) Or grandparent.
* No political crap whatsoever


Cons :
* Probably take a little pay cut BUT paid benefits and being paid for 40 hours instead of 36.25 would counter that a little.
* I would probably start with less vacation time than I have now
* They have very little sick days a year (compared to 15 here, that accumulate)
* No more 2+ hour lunches/shopping (I do that occasionally, but MOST of my lunch hours are spent at my desk being 'available'so I really don't 'gyp' them.) and no more coming and going as I please and leaving for appointments whenever.
* No traveling and no expense account

6 comments:

Scatterbrain said...

Do it

RoseAnn said...

Keep us posted, Nancy!

I also say go for it.

And if you want, you can be job serach buddies with Amanda and I. ;)

RoseAnn said...

Oops! *search* LOL

Anonymous said...

Sounds like there are a lot of pros there...Most times, change is a very good thing. It was for me, anyway!

Soph

Hobby Chef said...

I think you should GO FOR IT!!!!!!

k8 said...

GIVER!
the learning curve at your new job would be small since you have so many ppl in your corner to answer questions.