Friday, September 22, 2006

Big decisions

I haven't posted in a few weeks because things have been pretty crazy at work and at home. However, now I face the real possibility of moving to Oregon in a few weeks. To update everyone, Wah-Wah seems to really want to move, I however am not sure. Things are starting to move along however. Wah-Wah got a call from a professor in Portland at OSHU and is really interested in hiring her. He is even willing to fly her out on Oct 6 for a interview. I figure most companies don't pay to fly you to a interview unless they are serious. The professor said that Wah-Wah is a strong candidate and could almost guarantee a better salary than what she is making now. Her position is working with AIDS and monkey tissue. I'm not sure if there is a moral dilemma here, but Wah-Wah doesn't seem to think so. I guess that's a step up from working with the bird flu. Anyway, Wah-Wah is really excited about this and really wants to move.
I, on the other hand don't think life is that bad here in KC. Sure I don't have the greatest job in the world, but I don't hate it either. We've been here for almost seven years now.
Last week I interviewed with Columbia Mental Health over the phone. It was a second interview with them but the first regarding a QA position. I was pretty sure that I bombed it, however much to my surprise, I received a call today that they would like me to come in for another interview for either a QA position or a crisis CM position. Unfortunately, they didn't offer to pay for my flight (most nonprofit organizations wouldn't). Columbia Mental Health is in St. Helen which is about 20 or 30 miles outside of Portland (that's not too bad considering I drive 3x that working for Comprehensive each day).
I'll be flying to Portland a few days before Wah-Wah. I intend to go get a new suit and maybe get some interview coaching in (since I hate interviewing). This might be a good job opportunity. However being the pessimist I am, I'm looking at all the complications moving across the country means. Honestly, I feel torn. I've been praying about it a lot and wonder if this is what is meant to be


shakedust said...

Wow, obviously a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks.

Generally speaking, interviewing isn't that bad if you follow a few rules. I tend to try to focus on the stuff that I would care about if I was the interviewer. "If you hire me all your wildest dreams will come true."

Keep us updated on how this proceeds. If it is the right thing it will work out.

GoldenSunrise said...

Asking a smart question about the company can make you look good in an interview. Also being enthusiastic about the job helps.

We will be sad to see you move.

Roaming Writer said...

Wow! So much is happening. I imagine the direction will be clearer to you after the interviews. We will pray that you feel good about whatever decision you make.

We looked into the PODS before we left for storage - you can also use them for moving. They bring it you load it up, then pay for them to deliver it to another zip code (obviously costs more than across town) and seems much easier than Uhaul.