Decision Making Process
Recently, I have had to make a difficult decision in a job change and in doing so I found myself looking at the whole picture, deciding what my issues were with my current position, look at possible solutions, research the solutions, plan when and how I was going to accomplish my goals, put my plan in play and see it through.
I knew that I had finished my associate’s degree and wanted to find a career that is more geared towards my education, but I didn’t know how I was going to go about it. I had been at my current position for close to four years and found it difficult to leave my team and customers and had to take those issues into consideration as well as other possible issues. I felt that I should look at the possibility of leaving my position and taking the time and dedication to search and find another position with another company with the goals of a long term career, higher pay and benefits. But, I also had to consider the option of keeping my position and look for another position, knowing that when I had found a new position, I would have to give notice to my current position and take a chance of losing out on the new position, because they wouldn’t have the time to wait for me. I also looked into attending a secondary school to obtain a nail tech certification, with the thought of eventually owning my own nail salon, while I am finishing my bachelor’s degree.
With all these thoughts and ideas, I had to research the different solutions and to look ahead at the possible future outcomes; all the while I had to consider my feelings of needing a break from working so much and attending classes, my financial obligations, my family and some special time together, leaving the team that I had worked with for so long, upsetting my manager and even my sanity.
I took everything into consideration and had decided that attending a second school to become a nail tech wouldn’t be a good pick at this time for several...