Decisions, decisions

I struggle making some of the easy decisions that occur everyday, like should I have dessert or not, and if yes then what should it be?  Or which handbag to buy?  That's how I end up buying 5, they are all so nice.

So imagine the difficulty when it comes to really big, life changing decisions.

With the situation at work I am trying to decide if I am going to stay put and see how it turns out, or start looking at options now.

The company are closing 2 of the 4 Scottish sites, my job is safe but it will be different.  Whatever I do there will be changes.  I could move for a complete change or stay put for a potentially complete change.

I've been there nearly 10 years, maybe now is the time to move?

Some of the possible outcomes of staying put look exciting but some don't, it's a risk waiting to see which way it goes.  There are a few opportunities floating about that interest me but I have some new job fear going on, what if I don't like it?

I visited our new site in Italy last week and the boss there seemed keen for me to go back for a longer visit and get to know everyone.  This for me would be vital to my job.  When I discussed it with my boss here she didn't seem very enthusiastic.  She said "you wouldn't want to move out there would you?"  I just said that I hadn't really thought about it.  Her reply was "I was asked to put forward a list of people who might be interested but I didn't include you because of the dogs and Mr Midnite."  Firstly I don't see that the two things are connected,  I want to spend some time over there so I can do my job better.  If other people want to transfer I don't see that this impacts my request.  Secondly, who is she to make the decision about moving for me, I might have had a life long wish to live in Italy.  Dogs and Mr Midnite are mobile, if I'd decided to go then Mr Midnite would need to make his own decision.

I think this and a few other things are putting me off staying but there are lots of new opportunities that I hope are well managed so that they work out.  I'd like to stay for some of them.

But, there are some interesting looking alternatives.  There are possibilities to move locally to other companies in the same industry or to change completely.  I just can't decide if I should send my CV out and give something new a try.

I'm too good at risk assessment for big decisions, I see risks everywhere

When maybe I should be seeing possibilities

Anyway I haven't decided what to do yet, I haven't even attempted to update my CV yet.  Lack of action is that an unconscious decision to stay put?


Anonymous said...


Big decisions can suck balls, or be really refreshing.

Go with your first instinct. I know with me, it is never wrong. Joshua and I discussed early in our marriage about moving away and starting anew and my first instinct was to do it, but we didn't. Now we are stuck (with the business I run, I am not mobile).

Regret sucks balls worse that big decisions do.

Either way, I look forward to your decision.

#1Nana said...

Yep, not making a decision is making a decision to do nothing! Update the CV, explore your options, that way you are ready for whatever life brings...both to grasp opportunity or defend against unwelcome challenges. I don't like your boss making assumptions about your future. I hope one of your options will be to get out from under her! Good luck!

Oh...and it's never a decision to have or not have dessert. The answer is always, yes please!

fizzee rascal said...

Tough times ahead eh? I'm sure you'll choose what's right for you. Carpe diem and all that.

Anonymous said...

Correct, making decision is sometimes difficult, especially if it is life-changing.

DanWins said...

My Lovely Lass in the Great Lands of Scotland,

I have missed You. I am Back to the Blogging world and see that You also have taken a Sabbatical of sorts.

Let me know when you are back.
Hope ALL is Well with You and Yours (including those Pups)!!!!!!

Anything at Anytime

Kate Mohler said...

I love the pictures you posted with your decisions. :-) Hope everything works out.

Sarah said...

Your lack of action is probably just down to your indecision, or your fear of the unknown! It's best to just do what makes you happy - you work to live, not live to work - :D

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