How far would you go to stay in your comfort zone? I am currently working as a Technical Writer, I got an offer from another company for the same designation. This new conpany is closer to my home than my current one. They're paying me almost twice as much. I went for the interview. After a whooping 4 tests and 2 interviews they told me "we're ready to offer the job to you". I told them I needed a day to think. Today morning I called them back and refused to join! Why? I'm trying to figure that out myself.
Amol Sir once told us dont reject a college before getting selected in it, because then you don't know if they're even going to take you. The words kind of stayed with me. I wrote all the tests with all sincerity. I got selected. Only after my selection I made my decision. Felt good to say no!!
Though I agree that its not only my comfort level with my current office that made me turn down the offer, yet it's a big one! It's strange how one is afaraid to leave the good he has for the unknown. Not only in terms of oppertunities but in terms of people, money, relationships etc. The ONE big reason why one is afaraid to take a risk! In my case its the opposite(as usual)!! I did, actually, take a risk of not venturing into this new job. What held me back? My heart. I didn't feel like venturing into it! There was something in the back of my head telling me that taking it would make me lose something. I don't believe I left a job because my gut feeling did not support me!!
Anyway, I do not regret. I love my job!! Gives me all the time to blog!!! Today I kneel before the Lord in hopeful prayer that He makes me take the right decision & enables all of us to have ears for our hearts!!! Cheers!!