are you ready to jump?


Okay, this is not going to be another Madonna-fixated entry. ^_^

Two days ago, I was offered a promotion from a PR specialist to an events/promos manager, since the current EPM has just resigned leaving her spot empty. Our division manager, even our vice president, has singled me out as a possible replacement for the resignee. I am flattered, yes, since our DM would not offer the managerial post to anyone but me, and should I decline, she would just have to raise the rank of one other colleague to senior supervisory level and take charge of the events/promos department.

I am deeply contemplating on this next move. I am petrified of the tasks ahead; given that I spent my first three months at this company doing events and found it to be toxic and too detail-oriented for me. I surrendered back then saying that I am really not cut out for events. I’ve always done PR I said. And so I moved to the PR department and have been very successful and comfortable at it. But as some of my colleagues said, it’s time that I leave my comfort zone and take on new challenges. Not to mention the fact that this, of course, will afford me with a higher salary, freedom from the 9-5 (in my case, 9-7) work hours, and an opportunity to further my portfolio and become a well-rounded professional.

Although my DM and I haven’t talked about the salary and benefits package, I am tempted to take this jump and risk limbs and sanity. But then again, I have this pending visa application for abroad and I would hear word between December 5 and the next three months. Will it be fair if I take this job offer and leave after some months should I be granted a visa? Or will it be safe to take this job offer that would keep me on a higher-paying job should I be declined of a visa? Aaaarrgh!!!

There’s only so much you can learn in one place.
The more that you wait
The more time that you waste.
– from Madonna’s “Jump”

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4 Responses to “are you ready to jump?”


  1. 1 Shigeki November 27, 2005 at 6:06 am

    I’d take more money and get more money. Plans always change. You might have to leave soon but you don’t have to let them know that as long as you give them a month notice when you know you will have to quit.

    That’s what I did at my current work even though I know I am going to quit in July next year. :-)

    So where is this visa coming from???? are you studying abroad?

  2. 2 Noel November 27, 2005 at 10:03 am

    Congratulations!! Manager na ha! Galing! I’m sure you will make the right decision. :)

  3. 3 savante November 27, 2005 at 11:16 am

    If it’s a better position, take it and think of the consequences later :) You won’t know till you’re there what kinda tasks you’re gonna get.

    Paul

  4. 4 Mark November 27, 2005 at 2:38 pm

    Hey, Shigeki!
    Then more money it is! :) Ooops, shouldn’t have let that slip my tongue. Nothing definite yet, so yes, plans may change. Call it living by the day, but perceptive of the days ahead. Sorry Shigeki, I have to stall my answer on your question again. Thanks for dropping by!

    Noel Noel Noel!
    Thanks a bunch! I am missing the Pipeline days. I hope I would make the right decision. No regrets whatsoever, I promise. :)

    Hello, Paul!
    You are right. I should cast my worries to the wind and think of (and react to) the consequences later. I was thinking though that the next two months after Christmas would be off-peak in terms of our events/promos, so that should give me enough time to adjust and sink myself in. Thanks for visiting!


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