My last day with my old company is the 17th of May, and I start on full-time with what has been, to date, a long-time client.
I feel strange.
Nothing particularly wrong with the old company, but consultancy has grown thin on me, and my parent company is going nowhere, fast. That might change, maybe, but no time in the forseeable future. OTOH, I’m going to work for one of the Big Five pharmas, one with a superior product line and research pipeline, in a role that I’ve essentially created during my tenure here.
Life is good, yet I’m not dancing in the street either. I’m leaving behind a company that took a chance on an unlettered squid, and people who have been friends, mentors, and colleagues. OTOH, I’m moving into a company that took a chance on a consultant without appropriate experience, and I’ll be working alongside people who have become friends, mentors, and colleagues.
Life is good, and yet I’m a bit sad, too.
My pay will be the same, but my benefits will increase significantly. I’m going to be allowed onto projects that my consultant status kept me off of, previously. I won’t be doing Wilmington - NYC commutes anymore. Still, I’m going to miss the old company.
I’ve made a difficult choice between two very good options.
Life is good.