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Decisions that have nothing to do with exercise or weight

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Nothing to do with exercise or weight but it's to do with negative voice. I'm freelancing in a company where my boss was my colleague in another company. He's good to work for and I work as a tech. writer. In my previous company I was a trainer and I miss training...In the company I'm working at the position of trainer has opened and I'm torn between being made to feel ungrateful to my boss and applying for the position (which if I go for is mine 99%) and staying where I am and regretting not trying out.

Cons of applying: The % that I won't get it and will lose my current position as my boss will assume I'm always going to be looking for something else.

I lost my job in my previous company because I started out as a freelance tech. writer was taken in-house as a tech. writer and trainer (split 3,2 days). Was promoted to full time trainer only to be criticized and told by the tech. writing boss that I was ungrateful as she bought me in house. My now boss used to work in the tech. writing team I left...When he heard I left that company he offered me to come here as a freelancer.

Another con is that travel is involved

The pros of going for it if I get it...I love training and developing training materials and find tech writing is very rigid.

The Support manager that offered me this position will want an answer soon and I'm so scared of losing this position for chasing a dream...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OOLALA53 5/9/2013 9:20PM

    Yikes, I wish I knew what to tell you. I feel the dilemma. The only thing I will say is whatever happens, I think you can handle it.

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JUDI_CUTIE 5/7/2013 3:03PM

    I agree that it would be good to try for the training job. You might be able to have a discussion with your current boss and explain that you really love training and you want to see if you can get it. But if you don't, you would like to keep doing the tech writing because that is also a job you really like. (Or only have that conversation if you don't get the new job.)

Good luck!

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CAMAEL100 5/7/2013 2:15PM

    I think maybe I am on the side of chasing your dream. Enjoying your work is such a huge thing in life! Life is too short for regrets. That is just my opinion for what it is worth!

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