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Faced with a choice...

Thursday, September 05, 2013

I am fighting with my self.... And it seems like this always happens.. I have been offered a job from an interview that I went on last week, truth be told I was there 2nd choice.. when I walked out of that interview I thought I had the job.. it was working in an office as a receptionist/office support for a very busy physical therapy office. I had experience in some areas that they where seeking and lacked it in a couple of other areas.. When I did no hear from them on Tuesday I called, they told me they went with someone who had more experience.. Ok no problem.. and seeing I do not let grass grow under my feet. I sought out this other job posting for a receptionist office manager and this is for a weight loss office.. oh right up my ally.. I have an interview tomorrow..

The dilemma is that I don't know what to do.. I am going on this interview that is for sure. I am suppose to start the new job Monday. besides the point of me telling me part time employer who I have now that I need to cut my hours back (its retail) and they are flexible.. the fact is I really would like this the job in the weight loss office, and I know I could be counting my chickens before they are hatched but.. I needed to write this out and ask for guidance in stead of turning to food which is never the answer right?

I know there is a reason for everything.. what does my gut tell me?? ugh. not sure.. both sound so exciting money is the motivation, which both are good lets put it this way the next job I take it is going to be it for a long time till I retire in and move out of NY state when my daughter graduates in 4 years.. hubby and I want to go south or so bad when she is in collage.. ..
Ok I am rambling.. Thank you everyone for support
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    I like "JLKCANADA's" advice. Sounds like you are a real go-getter, and your motivational attitude will benefit clients at either place. So the question is, then, which place will most motivate YOU?
    1713 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    What a dilemma. Definitely go on the weight loss job interview. Nice you have a job offer, so one in the hand, two in the bush. Hope the job you want get offered to you. I didn't like a job I was doing, and had 2 job interviews where I was #1 for. I wasn't offered either job. Just pray!
    1717 days ago
    Thank you everyone who commented on this I love when I can bounce something off my spark buddies it really does help me, I was told to go with my gut and I did.. the weight loss center hired me on as a Wellness coach. what my job more or less doing is selling we all know the other end of this industry which is money making.. for someone right.. this job is more sales and that is what I do.. but I will not sell something I do not support or believe it.. and this program I do believe it.. that are some parts I do not personally take part in and that is ok.. but what it also is.. and doing is helping people and I am 100% part of that and committed so its like my part time job I have now I am selling clothes to people I love clothes and fashion and I help woman when they come in for the best possible outfit that fits them and looks good on them so there is no difference to me but with this new job the benefits are for me of course for me more money, bonus, and rewards..
    Thank you again everyone..
    Keep sparking...
    1717 days ago
    Best of luck with your decision Anita. Make sure you agree with the weight loss program before you sign on with them..... emoticon
    1719 days ago
    Isn't that how it happens, all or nothing? I am confident that whatever you decide, you will prosper in. Woe to the potential employer that loses you.

    You are really blessed to be offered two jobs - they know GOLD when they see it!

    1719 days ago
  • GHK1962
    Oh ... I just read this...and some of the responses....(all good by the way)...but I think JLKCanada had a really good response....

    I think being upfront with both places is the way to go ... you can judge how they answer as a way to see if you'd like to work with them (as you are sort of interviewing them too.)
    1719 days ago
    I'm a visual sorta guy and find that it helps to write down a "Pros vs. Cons" list for my choices. It usually helps my "gut" work with my head for the best choices.

    In the meantime make like David Byrne in "Like Humans Do":

    "I'm Breathing In...
    I'm Breathing Out..."

    Don, a fellow New York state resident (Binghamton area)
    1719 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/5/2013 10:00:08 PM
    I agree with .DUSTY. The weight loss is right up your alley, but is it a method of weightloss that you would promote? Be honest with second choice and ask them for another day to decide. If they say no, you still have your retail job and you haven't lost a thing!
    1719 days ago
  • MARYJ1959
    It appears you are the first choice for two two potential employers at this time - nice position to be in. emoticon
    1719 days ago
  • .DUSTY.
    I have no opinion about the Physical Therapy office but my first thought on the Weight Loss office was what type of program were they offering and is it something that you agree with? Would you want to work some place that advocates say a high fat low carb diet or some type of shots or a more moderate approach?

    It would have to be some place you'd feel comfortable working at. Also would it be to much, diet, diet, diet? All day at work and then beyond?

    Something to think about.

    Good luck with whatever comes along.
    1719 days ago
    I really liked your blog and don't think that you were going on I recently had 1 like this too And I agree with what JLKCANADA said
    1719 days ago
    My thought for what it is worth --
    Tell "second-choice" the truth that since they turned you down on Tuesday, you may have a job with another company (weight loss) and could they give you a day or so. Also, mention that at the interview with the weight loss company that you already have a job you can go to. I think if I was hiring you I would respect you for telling me the truth. If "second choice company" says they won't or can't wait it may be an indication of how they treat their employees and if you really don't need that job "pass".
    Instead of eating trying googling "meditation" and do some! While you are meditating ask your gut what you should do. You may wake up in the middle of the night with the answer! P.S. Don't eat to celebrate either unless it's a nice piece of fruit!
    1719 days ago
    Well, I usually don't go too far wrong listening to my gut. **SIGH** It's hard to make a choice!
    1719 days ago
    Well, I usually don't go too far wrong listening to my gut. **SIGH** It's hard to make a choice!
    1719 days ago
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