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Cold feet

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mudduck, May 27, 2011.

  1. mudduck

    mudduck New Member

    I'm in a quandry.

    I often times look at job listings, just to see what's out there. And today, I found one that I am not only qualified for, but very qualified for (they want someone who has been a professional media person). I wouldn't have to move out of the area and it's DOUBLE what I'm making as an editor/reporter.

    The problem? Cold feet. I (don't ask me why because I don't know) actually LIKE being in the newspaper biz. I like the craziness, I like that I have some flexibility with my schedule, no set time I HAVE to be in the office...

    But that salary and getting out of the corporate crap that drives me up a wall is pretty tempting ... but the job I found, if I applied and got it, would have it's own set of stupid stuff.

    Soooo.... what do you look at as some of the most important reasons for applying or taking a job?
  2. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Straight cash homey.
    Seriously though, for me its about happiness. Doubling my pay would be great, but I love my job (when the bigwigs don't try to get in my way).
    I'm looking at applying for a couple jobs in a few months, but only because they'd help me work a semi-normal schedule, something I need to do with a baby on the way.
    I'm in a good position because my wife takes care of the money and if I quit, the financial burden wouldn't be bad because I could make a decent amount freelancing.
    In reality, the choice is whatever makes you happy.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Wait until you have an offer on the table before you worry about getting/having cold feet. You're a long, long way from there. Applying for a job doesn't obligate you to anything.
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    This. You have many hurdles to cross before you get to any decision making.

    Remember, if you get an interview, it's not just them interviewing you. It's your time to check out the company. If you get to that point and decide it's not for you, you can always say no.
  5. mudduck

    mudduck New Member

    Without giving too much away, let's just say there's not a lot of checking out needed on my part with this agency. I'm very well acquainted with it.

    I realize applying is a far cry from having an offer on the table. I should apply, but like I said. Cold feet.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Sounds like either 1) you're not ready for a new job or 2) this isn't the job for you and you know it. My general advice to my friends is to stay where they're at until they can't stand it another day or until they have an offer that they can't afford to pass up.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Do you have twins?/cross thread
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    You can't have cold feet unless you have an option of taking a new job.
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    As you get older, the things you regret are the things you didn't do.

    Also, 'quandary' - if there's an editorial test.
  10. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I've said many times before, it's better to have the "two-jobs problem" over the "no-job problem."
  11. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    My grandfather used to say, "If work alone was good for you, animals would work." You work for the cash, and if that work is in the form of something you can do and like doing, you gotta go for it.

    You afraid of not getting it and the dejection that may come from envisioning a better standard of living only to have it not materialize? If so, f*ck that noise. Azrael is right; of all the regrets you have in your life, I'll bet the majority of those pertain to roads not taken.

    The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Every job has stupid stuff. Every job. To me, it's about money and hours. If you can score improvements in both, you make a move. Loving a job is important, of course, but love doesn't pay the bills and doesn't help when you're working every weekend against your will.
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