Friday, September 29, 2006

Pro's and con's

According to the National Park Service I have made it through the first selection phase of hiring (yes I do fucking ROCK!). Now I've started to think about whether I want to take the job and the pro's and con's of doing so. One, I'd get to move. On the other hand, I'd have to move, probably in the middle of winter. Plus I'm not sure how I feel about moving to an area where I know no one. This is good and bad - fresh start but it can get kind of boring too. I'd be leaving all of my friends behind here as well. I'd also be leaving behind a lot of family drama that I hate dealing with.

The job has
considerable opportunity for advancement, something I don't have a lot of now but I currently work in a GREAT environment, with great people.

I'm not sure you can get a much better work environment than Glacier Park though, which is where I'd be. It would require a commute. Right now I walk about 50 yards to work and if I take this job I'd be d
riving from Kalispell/Columbia Falls to West Glacier everyday. I would also have access to Glacier everyday. I'd be able to hike and run in Glacier every weekend - something I would love to do.

I can't help thinking that if I'm offered the job I'd be passing up a great opportunity and a new adventure if I don't take it. I don't want to leave because I'm bored and I don't want to stay because it's easy. I've left before and come back, although when I left before it wasn't to one of my favorite places.

Since the selection process can take up to 90 days I have some time to think about it. The final result isn't up to me anyway. I've done all I can, the rest is up to the Sky Chief.

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