Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Land of Opportunities and Choices

A few months ago, I applied for a new job. This job was the best and most suitable position I’ve ever heard of (except for Rock Star).

As Tour Manager for a large orchestra, I would be able to use all the skills I’ve learned in Corporate-Land, but put them to good use in a field I respect. Unfortunately, I didn’t even get an interview and they hired someone else.
A couple of days ago, I saw a posting for the same job with the same company. The Wife says I should re-apply. I’m hesitant, as I’m almost finished my schooling.
If I apply, I could get the job. I would have an exiting position full of stress, frustration, accomplishment and world travel (aka fulfillment). It would also mean dropping out of University with only one course left before graduation. I’d be in a job that I want and respect, reviving the soul I’ve peddled to the lowest bidder. But I would still have no post-secondary qualifications.

The other option is to wait. I will graduate in April, a fully-qualified Project Manager. That and a toonie will get me a coffee at Starbucks (as long as I only want tall-size and plain basic caffeine). But it will be a qualification…
I can hope that this job will reappear, or that another opportunity will rear its head at that point.
I have thought of simply applying to keep my name in the loop, but it doesn’t sit well with me. They have already received two resumes from me. I don’t want to intrude if I’m not willing to take their best-case scenario.

Any thoughts? Anyone reading this again?

Or I could just win the $11million lottery tonight and disappear over the southern horizon on my new yacht…

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