Here's the deal: Tell me if I'm crazy or not. There are three things in my life that are important to me, and they go something like this:
Now, granted, at times those sometimes get confused and scattered in order of importance, but overall, I seek to keep them the way mentioned above. As I've posted before in the last year or so, quite a bit happened with my career of law enforcement. After leaving there, I took a manager's position at Lowe's, and while I have loved the work, the hours are killer for the family life. Also, I only get about 1 in 5 weekends off (Not good for religious purposes), and we only know our schedule at the max 2.5 weeks ahead of time. (Terrible for planning family stuff) Plus, the store is open from 4am to 11pm every single day except Sunday where they close at 9pm.
I also strongly wish to continue my education, and with the random retail schedule, it's quite impossible. At the same time, the bosses at work love me to death, I do a kick-ass job and am getting enrolled into their upper management program the first of the year. (Quite an accomplishment for one so new to the company, or so I hear) So, the forcast looks mighty fine in the Retail world.
But on the other hand, I've started looking for a M-F day job, and have begun that search again. Retail just plain sucks at times...
So my brother-in-law works for this engineering company here in town that is just booming! They are growing like crazy. Great company. He knows I am looking for a day job, and sends me this email as an assistant facilities guy. I'm like, "What the heck, it can't hurt to write the lady back who's hiring and get some info." I shoot her my resume, and this morning she writes back saying the position was already filled. Then an hour and a half later, she writes me back again and says the following: She and the VP where just discussing my resume and both feel that my qualifications would make me an ideal candidate for their Facilities Manager. Unfortunately they have a facilities manager currently but expect him to be moving on in 2007. Should that take place, she will call me immediately for my availability and interest.
OK. Needless to say, it would be a flex day job, extremely good beni's, and a company that rewards hard work. Everything that I have looked for, plus the ability to continue my schooling at night.
Here's my question/thought: Should I even continue the search for another job (I know I will regardless) or just get the upper management training from Lowe's they will offer to me for free, suck it all up, and then cross my fingers for the other manager to leave? I'm not a grass is greener kinda guy, but retail is just plain bad for the family.
Anyways, long winded. Sorry. I hate searching for jobs. Anybody know of an excellent company I should apply for? :D