It’s not you it’s me…

In addition to getting Java Certified today I also had the weird experience of turning down a job offer. This is something I have never done before and more unusually still it was a bloody good job offer too.

As a first born child I tend to cling to convention, conservatism and safe choices. Despite this my supposedly safe career choices often turn out to be much more fraught with risk than I had realised. So I decided to do something risky for once, turn down the safe job that I could easily have done and try for something more risky, something that I might fail at. There are other reasons of course and most of them shouldn’t really go on a public blog. Still the main point is that it was a thoroughly good offer but it wasn’t really right for me. I think that passing the exam today definitely helped me think that I can afford to take a risk and enjoy what comes out of it.


2 thoughts on “It’s not you it’s me…

  1. Let’s hope you don’t regret it. Though, better for you to say no than to try to negotiate a counter-offer and have them rescind (seen it happen).

    Off-topic–what’s the meaning of your blog title? Is that a Star Wars reference (Episode V)?

  2. I don’t think I will regret it. It wasn’t the right thing to do, just the safe one.

    I thought the name of my blog came from the lyrics of an Underworld song but when I went to get a reference to the song title I think I may have made a mistake (or misheard the lyric) and in fact it is a reference to the Rebel base on Hoth. Oh well, I quite like it so it’s no great worry. The only other Google reference was a piece of dialogue in Doom III and I definitely didn’t mean that!

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