Post # 1
I work for a big multinational firm, and a job opportunity has come up in Asia that I am really keen to go for. In fact I have already submitted my application and started the interview process.
Hubs and I are both keen to work abroad and the job does sound amazing, so hopefully it all goes OK.
The only issue is that I have heard from a number of people, that the manager I would be working for is nuts! and not in a good way, I mean total shouts at people, flies off the handle can make life hell nuts! I have also heard that if you prove yourself she can be OK.
This would be a great job for me, and they would even be willing to wait 6 months for me to finish up things here in the UK and get my hubby a job in Asia to help with the move.
What would you do – risk that she is bat sh*t crazy, and go for the dream job or play safe and stay where I can do really well and make a difference as well.
Post # 3
@Twizbe: I would risk bat sh*t crazy and go for the dream job. 🙂 You won’t know how bad it will be until you try. I think it’s a great challenge – you’ll build a thick skin if she does end up to be crazy and/or maybe you’ll totally prove yourself and be one of the few that she’s okay with. Good luck! Sounds like too amazing of an opportunity to be scared off by hearsay.
Post # 4
@Twizbe: Its a tough call.
If you didnt go for his job, would there be other opportunities in this firm in the future? Often in firms like this its not a one-time opportunity.
Also, I would also consider what the expat package would be. If there would be other opps in the future at higher levels where the package is better, I would wait. Doing a international term earlier in the career can often cost you more money than you expect.
Post # 5
Thanks both, I think there will be other opportunities in the future, this is a very mobile firm.
I feel like if I don’t explore it and make up my own mind I might regret it in the future.
At the same time, I have a great thing going here and I would be loath to give that up for something that is not going to turn out better…..
I am doing some more digging to see just how bat sh*t crazy this woman is now and will see how it goes.