Wednesday, May 22, 2013
So I finally made the decision to find a new job. I am a CPA in a 10 person firm. There are 5 owners and 5 employees. I am the senior member of the employees. One of our clients had an opening that I was really interested in. After reading many stories on hear about you need to make opportunity, that opportunity doesn't come to you, I made the leap and sent them a resume. I know that for our firm, summer is our busy season because we do quite a few audits. If I were to leave at this time, it would put them in a bind, however, I am at a point in my life where I need to concentrate on me and what I believe is best for me and not worry how it will effect them. I made it through 2 interviews and they checked my references and stated all was good. Now they want to call one of the owners and talk to him (I am sure it is another reference for them). They call him for advice quite a bit. I am sure they are going to feel him out about me. First I need to say they only know the professional side of him. They do not know how difficult it is to work for the man. I think the fact that I have worked for the man for 12.5 years should give them a clue that I am a good employee otherwise I still would not be here. They want to know how I feel about this. Well of course I do not want my current employer to know that I am looking for other jobs. They will not take it well. And if I don't get the new position they will hold it against me. I have worked here a long time. I know. Why do I have to make this decision? Everyday I have some kind of stressful situation. When does it stop? I am really thinking of pulling myself from consideration for this job. That is how much I do NOT want them to know that I am looking.