Well, I met with my Engineering VP today about the Senior Managers position. He did urge me to apply after he informed me that I "freak out" all the time, and we would need to work on that. Of course, I told him that based on his other direct reports, it appeared as if he encouraged "freaking out." That went over well.
Anyhoo, the job is going to suck royally! Seriously, I am afraid I would HATE it! It is all process related. Meaning, he wants someone to define our processes and compile data, and prepare status reports. YUCK! He seemed very surprised that I was hesitating to apply. He also told me they had already interviewed an external candidate who was just "too obnoxious." WOW! I am feeling really encouraged about how they are screening candidates! I ended the conversation by telling him that if I were to apply, one of the main reasons would be because I am really REALLY concerned about him hiring a moron. (I didn't actually say moron... wait a second, maybe I did.)
As Emilio pointed out to me, now I MUST apply. Because if I don't, it will appear as if I have no career aspirations. But honestly, I really have no career aspirations, especially if I am not going to be able to freak out at work anymore! I am now actively trying to get one of the other project managers to apply for this job. I would work for either of them, and one of them would be perfect for this position!
So I will keep all of you posted. I will probably submit my resume. I will have to go through a whole series of interviews with people I work with every day. It should be very entertaining.
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