Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Here's the dilema: Boss/company want me to switch positions.
They are one of the company's good customers. PMA-266
I'm very well suited to do the job.
They are offering me $$ to change
1 customer, not 40 (aka, easier job)
Long term project with program that has many, many years left.
Higher visibility with customers (if they like what they see, they show it)
Get my Condensed Work Schedule back (off every other Friday)
No 2.20 daily bride toll.
offered to send me to training.
They are sending my software out to a company in California to have the front end re-worked. When it comes back, I will take it over. If the new company screws up, guess who will be the point person to lay the blame......Me.
Cons (why I should stay here)
I've done a lot here and have lots of ideas/plans in the works.
I'm a developer, not a data manager. Not that I can't manage their data, but do I want to? I'd develop solutions as necessary.
Currently supporting 40 customers who love me.
I'm doing development work.
my contract is old, software is old. (end of lifecycle), but will eventually change area of focus, am needed/wanted here. Am assured that if my contract ends, the prime contractor wants me to stay and will hire me on (which makes me the new kid on the block, switching companies is a lot more involved than just switching positions)
Traffic to that location stinks.
Humph. can I turn down the extra $? It's tempting to take it. I never thought I'd be in a position where I would turn down a sweet deal because I like where I'm at LOL.
Made a decision, looks like I have a new job :)
My coworker finally kicked me straight. He said If this isn't the right move, doing a job that used to take 5 people isn't a wise career choice either (my current position). Doh! There's the answer.