Surprise! My contract at my current job has been extended for another year.
The first surprise was that it was announced yesterday.
I know my boss has been working up at corporate a lot,lately,and I know there are organizational changes going on, and I guess I did know things were “being discussed”, but I wasn’t 100% sure I was on the chopping block.
The second surprise was that my contract was renewed for a year only.
Originally, it was a 2-3 year deal, where people were talking a lot about a 3-year timeframe. The fact that I’ve been “extended” less than a year into that contract really makes me wonder about how these people do business.
The third surprise was that I was actually really relieved when I got the news. I have been wanting to leave. I have been taking steps to leave. I have been talking to recruiters about making a move, and I have continuously gotten emails and calls from folks who have pretty decent opportunities. I could go, if I wanted to. I’m pretty sure about that. But now I don’t have to. I can bank on this job just down the road from my house for the next year, while I give myself time to transition to what else I want to be doing.
Which doesn’t involve as much dependency on a day-job to get me by.
The pressure is off, for now, which is nice. No more adjusting, no more re-learning. Just buckling down to do my own work in the meantime, and get myself more independent than ever.
Moving right along…