Friday, February 13, 2009

My latest obsession

You know, I guess some call it research but I prefer to think of it as obsessing. I tend to go a bit overboard with learning about things that interest me. Sometimes it generates practical knowledge, such as when I figure out how to fix something for cheap and sometimes it is useless information, such as politics.

Lately, my main obsession has been learning about my Goldwing. It has followed a pretty typical path. I found a million websites with great information, tried to digest it all and, by now, have narrowed it down to five or six sites that I like. If you think there is a lot of information about bikes on the internet, you should see what there is about Goldwings. It is pretty incredible.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

And I am back

I know everyone was waiting for my return...

My last post was such a downer that I feel compelled to post again. Since my last post, I have been to DC to discuss and plan the new position and I am feeling much better about it for a few reasons. I have decided to accept it.

1) If I did not take it, I do not think we would fill it. So I would have ended up with many of the responsibilities but no chance at extra money or the title change. The title change starts Monday but no word on the salary.

2) It really is a good opportunity. The chance to advance does not happen everyday and if they eventually hired someone I could not work with, I would kick myself for not taking it.

3) I make a pretty good living as it is, so I cannot complain too much in the salary department.

4) Four people who I trust said that they would do all the could to get me an additional salary piece. That kind of support, even if ultimately successful, is hard to turn down and awfully inspiring.

So, here we go. The new job officially starts Monday, but the transition started a week or so ago.