I have a job offer but I haven't accepted it yet. They want me to start in June. I took this to my old friend, TR, who is currently in a leadership position in our organization and has more power than usual due to people above him leaving. I tried to leverage the offer into a solution to my problem because, fundamentally, I want to stay. After a few weeks, I went back to him to find out what they could do for me. What he offered was a 6-month detail as his direct report (lord I hate that term). That's a short term solution--he called it a "cooling off" period (that's how he would sell it)--to a permanent problem. However, while on the detail, he would continue to work on a longer term solution. The question is, should I take it or should I go? Going has a lot in its favor--I could greatly benefit from working somewhere else. But, staying does too--no one leaves this job when they have a portofolio of projects like mine. It's the best this job can ever be and it seems CRAZY to leave it. Except that it's killing me. I have made the chart and this is what it looks like:
Grateful for: a good problem (I guess).
PS Making tables for the blog is still a pain--but I found a site that automatically generates the code: http://tablegen.nfshost.com/ Thank you anonymous code generators!