Monday, January 6, 2020
Today is the Day; Will I Be Joining the Nuthouse Permanently??
Today my self-imposed, one month extension was coming to an end and The Boss was right on top of it first thing this morning! Had I come to a final decision? Would I be staying on as a permanent employee (employed by the company and no longer collecting a paycheck from the temporary agency)? He also is quick "talk up" the place and say that things here are on the upswing and are only getting better, bigger and more successful. He also dangled that new offices were on the horizon - we would have our own building. I haven't even sat at my wannabe desk yet and already my head is spinning!
I had put a great deal of thought into this decision during the holidays but now it is time to put up or shut up and the decision doesn't seem as easy as I originally thought (and I think I am starting to waver). Let me let you in on my process ... I really thought I had decided to leave. I felt a more structured, organized and well-managed place would be best for me at this point in my career. I am sure that this "perfect" job exists out there and once I find it, I would know it's the one for me.
That being said, I think this crazy man has spiked my Kook-Aid. I am listening to what he is saying/promising and I believe him (I know, right). I really think he has great plans for this company and he seems to like me and appreciates my opinions. Could I help this company grow and prosper? Could I be getting in on the ground floor of something interesting and successful? There isn't much structure or procedural bones set up here - maybe this place would be a good fit for me.
Although everyone here seems a bit nuts, who am I kidding, I can be the same way at times. I probably would fit right in with them in the long run. I think I could have a lot of fun and laughs here. The Boss seems generous (the compensation package we discussed for me to stay is more than generous and will allow for ample beach vacations). He also has indicated that I can do whatever I see fit to make the office aspect run better and more efficiently. He is open to new ideas! Say what you want about this man, he my be nuts, but he is clearly a damn good salesman - he is successfully selling me on the "Nuthouse"!!!
Well, I didn't listen to the little voice in my head when I first toured this facility, I guess I am going to ignore it now too! Drum roll please .....I have accepted his offer and today ends my temporary position here. Just call me Nutty Wone, the full-fledged nuthouse employee!