So, as most of you may remember, we moved to Indiana last year and have pretty much hated every second of our time here. We all (me, wife and 5 kids) wanted to move back to West Tennessee, and I have been looking for open jobs in my career field the whole time with really no luck at all.
Now, in the last month there have been some very interesting developments. I got a response to a job opening I sent a resume in for. I was flown down and had an interview and it went very well. It is at one of the TV stations there in Memphis where a friend I used to work with at one of the other stations works now at the RF Engineer. In the process of the interview I mentioned that the job I would love to have would be the one that Don (my friend) currently has of course it isn't open. The job here sounds good but the problem is the medical insurance wouldn't start until the first of the month after a full 30 days of employment, and with my sons medical condition this is essentially a deal killer. This was 2 weeks ago.
This Tuesday, the 5th, I get a call from another station there in Memphis, out of the blue in fact, and they have gotten my name from another friend who I worked with there and I find out they are interested in me for the top job at their small station in town. As I listen to the job description, it sounds amazing and i find myself really excited and wanting this job. The medical insurance would start at this job from day one. The station is much closer to the town we would live in (same town we used to live in) and the job also comes with a company provided truck that they pay for the gas. There are several other people they want to speak to but I am told I am near the top of the list.
Then today, i get a call from the first station telling me that Don, my friend with he RF job, has put in his 2 weeks notice and is going to retire. The job I told them i would much rather have is going to be open! They want to know if I am still interested in it. I tell them i must discuss this with my wife and I will tell them our decision early next week.
Now my dilemma is this:
All these jobs are where we want to live. However, our daughter now has a boyfriend (a very good kid who I like a lot by the way) and she does not want to move back to TN at all. (She is the one kid who did NOT want to move away from TN in the first place by the way. it seems that daughters are put on Earth to give fathers headaches) All the jobs are good. Two of them I really want. I honestly am not sure which one I'd rather have. I'm not sure I will in fact be offered any of them as of yet. And just to make things that much more complicated, because of the move last year I'm not even sure i can afford to move back!
I have a headache and nothing I have taken helps so far. My life seems to be getting more complicated by the day......I'm apprehensive about what tomorrow might bring.