I hopped jobs, traded in an ol’ clunker for a 2022, and am leaning towards moving in with the S/O by the end of June.
Decision to move jobs was influenced by the decision to co-habitate. Last joint was data heavy (remoting into multiple live feeds, up/downloads of GBs) and the cut-off for good internet is a 5 min drive closer to the city from the S/O’s nice, quiet spot.
The change in lifestyle from remote to in-person work is not welcome. More to the point, not a day goes by I wonder if I was ready to change jobs. The work and workflow was as engaging as I liked it to be. Plus, I was valued in a smaller pond that happen to attract much, much bigger clientele.
Pay could have been better, but the lifestyle change was what I was after. Jury’s out on the latter (or at least, doing a bad job convincing myself of that).
Regardless, I settled for a lateral move pay-wise with the interview-stage promise of development. Not the smartest decision of late. The new whip’s safety features are nice, though.