Entry number 921 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is from a headshot photoshoot I completed recently.
So, I’ve had a week.
But first, I’m 25% of the way through the 365 Black and White Challenge! Yay!
On Monday I received an offer of employment for a different company. This offer currently tops my current conditions in that there is more money, fewer hours, Wednesdays from home (I do school runs on Wednesdays) and in around three months or so a much shorter commute.
I handed in my notice to my current employer who did not take the news well, not in an angry way, but in a surprisingly sad way.
On Tuesday, he took me for a walk around our large industrial blocks and laid bare his feelings, offering to reduce my workload, move the direction my role was going etc and to tell me how much he wanted me to reconsider. It was both humbling and bloody annoying as he really made a compelling argument as to why I should stay.
Yesterday I put the new offer on the table and he’s asked me to wait until Monday to make my final decision which I agreed to.
The potential new employer called me to ask what was going on and to be honest sounded a little upset that I hadn’t immediately accepted the offer. I hate letting people down and this caused a night of fitful sleep, just what I need right now … not.
I need to add that I do enjoy my current place and the people. I didn’t realise how much I was valued and it’s made it harder, but a decision has to be made.
So my head is not in a great place.
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# Photo Information Camera: Nikon D850 | Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED @ 105mm | Settings: 1/1600, f/4, ISO 400 | When: Wednesday March 30, 2022 | Where: Melbourne West, Victoria, Australia
Cameras: Nikon D4s | Nikon D850 | Nikon Z6 Lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED Lighting: ICElight
# Useless Website Statistics Post number: 205 | Published: Saturday April 2, 2022 | Composed: Friday April 1, 2022 | Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 0 | B&W 365 Challenge: 92/365 (25% complete) | Candidates Folder: 5
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