Ok, well today I accepted a new position at my current employer, which is a good job with higher pay, more responsibility, and sounds quite challenging. It was kind-of a surprise, and I tried putting off accepting the job (see below for why). But today I gave in and accepted it, so its official.
But I was looking to get this job at a craft brewery in Edmonton before xmas... well, we had a great chat I think and it seemed positive. I knew they were on vacation over xmas, and I should have emailed them last week and followed up. But I didn't, lazy I guess. We were talking about mid to late Feb for starting anyway. So anyway just after I accepted the new job this morning I got an email from the brewer there, asking if I was still interested in brewing with them, as they were still interested in me. I KNEW that would happen. Crap.
So of course I want the brewing job, even though it will pay much less and I'll be basically starting a new career from the bottom. But if I get it the people at my current employment are going to be sooooooo mad... and quite screwed (I'm usually quite modest, but the new job does solve a lot of their problems). I suppose I can't just stay there out of guilt, I do one day want to be a brewer, and while I'm not in a huge rush I should take a great oppertunity when it comes along. After all, this is the time in my life when I can switch careers... I am 26.5 and have no family/wife. If I keep taking jobs on my current career track then there will be less and less reason to switch careers as I get more responsibility and dependant on the $$. Now really is the time.
Anyway, just my little woes. I have pictures from my brew day I'll post in a few hours.
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