Yesterday I turned down a job offer. One of the best offers I’ve had recently. It had everything I wanted: Monday through Friday, weekends and Holidays off, set working hours, and the pay was not far off from my current pay. After working almost 12 years of weekends, holidays, rotating schedules, and missing out on family time I was ready. Well, I thought I was ready.
I turned it down. I tried to justify it to family and friends. It’s not in the right town, it would change our morning routine, and it didn’t sound as interesting. While those are all true, the bigger issue is loyalty.
Right or wrong, I’m loyal to my current job. I can’t leave right now, it’s just not the right time. Not trying to get on my soapbox or pretend like I’m a saint on a noble quest, it’s just not the right time for me.
At my current job I have a great opportunity to help people. Not just help people while working, but help people on a larger scale. There is so much more I can do with the platform I’ve been given and I want to explore that and grow that passion.
I went into this job wanting to further my career in law enforcement, what I’ve come to find is I want to further MY passion for helping people. There is so much more I can do where I’m at now and I don’t want to miss out on that.
Did I make the right decision, who knows? Did I make the decision that was best for me and my family, I think so. I was looking for something new, but instead I found a new way to appreciate what I have.