While I was driving home the other day I came to an important realization about my life that I would very much hate to do, but it needs to be done at some point in the near future.
I have to leave my job.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. I love how stress-free it is. I love how I get to play with the latest software and hardware out there. I love how the people are all generally nice and very easy going. I love that my opinion matters a great deal and I can sway what we do without anyone questioning my knowledge or experience. I love how I get to fuck around and joke with the boss and the “higher ups” without feeling like some little peon that looks like he’s kissing ass.
So Dave why the fuck are you stupid enough to want to leave that position?
Sadly, it’s the money situation… While until I leave I can never reveal where I work, I can say that my place of employment is a non-profit organization in New Jersey. This means pay is literally shit. Well, not shit, but it’s a great deal lower then what I made at my last job. At first I thought I could handle the lesser pay and it worked out pretty well. Since it was a 70 mile closer commute each way, I saved a ton of $$ on gas and maintenance for the little pimp mobile. My benefits are ridiculously inexpensive and the closeness of good and healthy eating places makes lunch a bearable cost. Now that I’m getting older however, I need to start thinking and planning for the events that will begin the next chapters in my life. I for once need to live out on my own and experience that. I need to own my own house. I need to get married. I need to raise a family and I can not do that on what I take home now. Plus, staying at my position longer will only hurt my career path in the future. Granted, I get to play and use neat software and hardware, the fact that I took a pay cut to work where I am now will seriously hinder what I can ask for in my next position.
So, this is why I need to leave my current job now that I love very dearly and to be honest, it blows.