Well, my old boss back in Chicago pulled through and made me a job offer. I asked for 45K and a 5K moving bonus. I received a job offer letter for 43K and a 4K moving bonus and a 30-day “free stay” at the company residential “service center” place.

Medical starts right away. 3 weeks vacation after the first year. They’ll be operating near my old office (not in Palatine), and I’ve got a title, “Leasing Specialist” which I assume I’ll be trained on how to do, cause I don’t do leasing.

But anyway.

Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

The catch?

The catch is, they want me to start on Monday.

This means putting as much stuff as possible into boxes between now and Sunday, buying an overpriced plane ticket ($700), spending the week “working” back in Chicago, then spending the weekend in Chicago finding a place, then flying back to Dayton the next weekend and paying movers to move my stuff to said place.

And working for my old boss. Who, yes, I do love. But the work is hard, and life-consuming. These guys get eaten up by this industry. And I’d be doing it again.

But it’s 43K plus health insurance.

If I had money or a job here, I’d say no.

Going to sit down and talk with Ian and Steph about it tonight and decide what I want to do.

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