Gulp.

Got a last minute job offer. (Not the place that made me want to puke.)

Have to decide by day after tomorrow.

What to do.

Am I brave enough to say “no”? Or does it take more courage to say “yes”?

G-d, give me strength.

~ by Servetus on June 27, 2011.

31 Responses to “Gulp.”

  1. Yay!! (I think?!) Praying for your decision. And courage. And strength!!!!!!

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  2. Hoping and praying the right thing works out for you. What does your gut tell you?

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  3. I like making lists of pros and cons and seeing which list is longer. And then just going with your instincts about which decision will make you happier and lead you closer to your long-term goals/dreams.

    Other random thoughts:

    Is this a job or an opportunity?

    Is this a desirable place to live?

    What would Ros Myers do?

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  4. Also praying for you.

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  5. Praying you will be given guidance to make the right decision.

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  6. It probaly works best if you listen to what your intuition tells you. And sometimes it helps to sleep over it. Good luck with making your decision !!

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  7. It is always a good thing to have options. I agree with follow your gut.

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  8. How about taking it and then if you don’t like the direction you are going in the job, give notice? Is that a possibility?
    I was offered my dream job several years ago, but they would not work with me in regards to notice. I needed to give a month’s notice, they wanted me to start immediately and when I could not, they retracted the offer. The division was laid off 5 months later. I would have only had my dream job for 5 months and then would have been out of work for months, possibly a year. Everything happens for a reason. Follow whatever signs are being thrown in your path. And prayer works well, if you are a spiritual person.

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    • Very wise words, RavenRoseBeetle.

      Servetus, I wish you all the best in the world, whatever you decide. Either way, it’s still going to be the right decision for your path in life. 🙂

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  9. What was the first thing your gut told you, before you started rationally thinking pros and cons?

    That first gut-feeling is golden. Listen to it.

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  10. I always need to calm down a bit, to get a gut feeling. The first moment it might look bright, but then, I start feeling uncomfortable with it.
    I like the suggestion with writing down a list with pros and cons and then go to bed and sleep over it. G#d will help you to decide. I keep my fingers crossed for you and I have confidence in your right decision!

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  11. Having opportunities is better than not having opportunities, whatever you decide.

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  12. Always good to sleep on something like that.

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  13. I agree…sleep on it (and maybe take a relaxing bath or shower — wink, wink :-))

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  14. I am also strongly in the “go with your gut” camp. Sleeping on a decision always seems to help. And if you hate it, would quitting be an option?

    What would Ros do? There are days I would like to get a t-shirt with that on it. And a big fierce picture of Ros. Somebody missed a huge marketing opportunity.

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  15. Whatever your decision, the offer is so good for the confidence!

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  16. Thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers; I need them and I’m grateful. Will let you know as soon as I decide.

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  17. There is courage to say no when everyone expects us to talk yes.
    There is courage in waiting, as well as in the movement
    There is courage in her voice heard in the silence
    There is courage in choosing, no matter what
    because it ends the fear

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  18. Good Luck!……May you be guided from above.

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  19. Oh Servetus, life really can be complicated sometimes… Whatever decision you’re going to take – just try to feel comfortable with it once you’ve taken it. I’m sure everything will turn out right eventually. I’ll also include you in my prayers.

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  20. Either way, I can’t wait to hear what you decide to do! There is some wonderful advice here so I’ve nothing to add other than, Good Luck! 🙂

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  21. […] Still thinking about what to do. […]

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  22. Praying that you receive the guidance you need to make the decision that is right for you. Something tells me you already have the strength and courage. 😉

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  23. Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers!

    I took it. Still not sure that it was the right decision but I guess we’ll see.

    I’m ready for there to start being significantly LESS drama in my life. Way, way less.

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  24. […] a hard pill to swallow; the third was the interview that made me want to vomit, and the fourth was the last second job offer, received after I’d long assumed the moment had passed, but / and only two days after […]

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  25. […] name on it. Servetus moves home for a life makeover. Against expectations, however, she is offered and then takes a job that she is not really sure she wants. Fans of Richard Armitage eagerly await […]

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  26. […] I was leaving the profession and sort of waiting to figure out what happened, and then this job descended, and I was asking these same questions even then. And unable to resolve them. And I took the job and now, to continue the marriage metaphor, I am […]

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  27. […] had been home for five days, when one of the jobs called back. Two days to decide. She dithered. An Armitage friend whom she’d never spoken to before […]

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