When last I wrote, I had just spoken with some geologist and an HR person from an exploration company, with a couple other options on the table. Last friday saw me take an interview with a larger company, one I had been in touch with for some time.
I did my best at that interview, I dressed well, I spoke well, I listened to how they described the job. As I learned more about that job, I became reenforced in my conviction that the sleeper hit from earlier in the week was the better option. The larger company was offering a job of narrower scope. In an environment of few choices I could have taken it. After all there is no doubt in my mind that I need the cash flow either way and the experience would have been good. In the end I was honest. I said, I had an other thing on the table and it was a better fit for me.
After a lunch I called the office of the company that was offering a job which included an office with a door and expressed my interest in taking the position. Then I waited. After waiting some more and heading home I wrote an email reenforcing Yes Please I really would Like to Work Here. And then I waited, some nerves throughout the weekend. The worst of them this morning, from 8am on ward, as I know the office day their starts at 8.
Thankfully I did not have to wait all day and the call came at quarter to ten and it was a firm YES. So tomorrow I show up for work. A grown up job at a desk.
In between these interviews, I did some research into the third player. This was an engineering company looking for Geologists, work related to resource modeling, writing 43101 reports and all the trappings of a classic professional geologist career. Not a bad thing, but divergent from my current interest/direction. I wrote back and told the contact as much.
So now, I have to show up for work tomorrow. Now I can see if this will work for me. Now I can take the train to work and if the weather really sucks not step outside between my office and the train station. I have wanted a job that allows for what passes as a normal life for some time. I knew for a long time field work was not in my bones. Now I will beable to think about having a cat.
Its a grown up job at an office.