My job interview went very well. The job was actually far more demanding and interesting than I thought. In other words, it is a very hard job to turn down – if I get an offer. I’ll know by the end of the week.
In the mean time, I went and talked to my boss about the job and he asked me if I really wanted it. I said that honestly, I’m just not ready to leave where I am.
He said that he’d been given the impression that anything could happen in three years, including rebuilding the department rather than disbanding it. His strategy was to use external companies for anything we couldn’t manage ourselves, but fight to keep an in-house printers/prepress. The point is to prove the board of directors wrong.
We had a long talk, and when it was over, I realized that I’m one of the key people for our department. We really need to maintain the graphics design/prepress part. And not only that, when I heard my boss’s thoughts and his strategy, I felt like staying and fighting.
After all, I really like my current job and the people I work with. But the job I applied for is so interesting it’s going to hurt to say “no”. This is one of those situations where I’d like fate to decide for me. This is one of those situations where I’d like to have a crystal ball.