So, should I stay or should I go now? I’m currently topped out (read: my salary is at the highest it can go) in my current position. There are no more promotions at my current agency but I do get yearly bonuses and such. BUT, I know my job well and can do it with the proverbial blindfold on. Nobody bothers me, in fact, nobody else knows what I do – or how I do my job. Probably because I’m the only social worker in a sea of Public Health Nurses and other assorted folk. They all leave me alone, nobody checks up on me, nobody tells me what to do (usually) – I just work my “magic” and everyone is happy. Most days that’s enough for me, what with my stressful and hectic home life. I don’t need additional stress on the job. BUT, I’m always open to other opportunities – my dream job – working in adoptions is out there somewhere. So I’ll wait. Actually, probably, the only position next would be a supervisor position and I’m not sure I’m up for that stress.
Oh well, ‘til then, I’m happy to be gainfully employed, pulling in a good salary (for now) and benefits – hey, where else can you work and get your birthday off as a paid holiday (not to mention Cesar Chavez Day and County Admissions Day off too)?
Yup, life is good.