Job Quandry…

I’ve always respected the ancient Chinese proverb/curse of “may you live in interesting times”, and I’m certainly living it right now.

Since the sudden implosion of disruptorMonkey, I’ve been busy looking for a new home. It feels like a long time has passed, but it’s really only been about 6 weeks… In the last two weeks a bunch of options have started popping up. But just like public transportation, I’ve been waiting for a job for ages and suddenly three come along at once…

So now I have a bit of a quandry.

One position is relatively corporate, well within my abilities and the proverbial safe bet. The company is a decent size and growing and has money & clients. Another is with an earlier stage team that I have a lot of respect for — they’re scrappy and doggedly persistent. But it’s higher risk and they may want me as a consultant first. And speaking of consulting, three very different opportunities fell from the sky. One is a dream job, but the details are very squishy right now. Another is almost as interesting and a great fit for my ADD. The third would be a potentially rewarding challenge that I could really get my teeth in to.

Oh, and I had a pretty solid concept for a startup too thanks to some very good ideas from my wife. And that concept is a perfect fit with one of the consulting gigs.

What to do!?

I haven’t finished scratching my startup itch, but a regular paycheck sure sounds appealing. Decisions decisions!

I’ll post more news when I have it… In the meantime, I’m off to buy a Magic 8 Ball.

2 comments for “Job Quandry…

  1. May 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Wow, you are in demand. I was hoping to poach you myself, but I see I'll have to get in line. 🙂

    One piece of advice I got years ago for this sort of thing was stepping back and figuring out "Is this who I am?" for each of the opportunities. And look at who offers you the most Quality Street.

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    May 17, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks Pete — the Quality Street advice is definitely something I’ll take in to consideration 🙂

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