Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #7

Thirteen Pros and Cons of Getting a Job in Waco

1. Pro: Get out of my current job, which I hate. This tops the list, because anything has got to be better than where I am now.

2. Pro: If I get a job in Waco, Brian and I will then be in the same place. Finally!

3. Pro: More money. I can just about guarantee that a law firm job will pay more than what I'm currently making, which is never a bad thing.

4. Pro: Doing something I like, where people might actually be glad to hear from me and might appreciate the advice I have to offer instead of whining and complaining every.single.time I talk to them.

5. Con: I'd have to sell my house.

6. Con: And pack.

7. Con: And move. UGH. Eleven years of accumulated mess in this house. It makes my stomach hurt to think of it.

8. Con: The logistics of K seeing J would become considerably more complicated.

9. Pro: Baylor football season tickets!

10. Pro/Con: I'd have to commute 90 miles one way until my house sold. But, the potential salary might be enough for me to afford a new (or at least new-to-me) car.

11. Pro: Working somewhere that actually paid my bar dues and CLE, that appreciated my professional credentials and helped me to support them.

12. Pro: Smaller, more collegial work environment. There are eleven lawyers in the firm. How could you not get to know everyone pretty well?

13. Pro: Have I mentioned the salary potential?

Doubtless there are more I could think of, these just top the list. Now, if I'd only get a job offer....

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Good luck with this. I would like it if I could get a different job too.

Christy said...

Wait and see what happens, Lisa. Don't make yourself miserable trying to decide now, kwim?

~M~ said...

Hope everything works out the way you want it to. I have a bad habit of driving myself crazy with the "what-if's" as well.

Kathy said...

Hope that whole job thingy works out in your favor. I can relate to your situation...have a degree, no job in this rural area. I would have to commute 60 miles. But I don't want to sacrifice 2hrs. traveling time every day when I still have a kid at home. Love your list of 13!