A firm “No” is better than a wimpy “Yes”

So I had a few interviews last week. One of which had three openings that they were interviewing for. 


-One that I wanted.
-One I wasn’t qualified for. 
-One that I was higher that I was somewhat qualified for but really don’t want. It had aspects very similar to my previous job,  which I didn’t like.  Was I not a great fit for. I didn’t have a head for that side of the business. Plus I didn’t think the product I’d work on was that great and the market is already filed with similar products.

I’ve since heard from the recruiter that they’re really hiring just one and they weren’t sure which.

And today I get a call that they’re filling the higher one, that I was kinda qualified for but didn’t want.

And they wanted to see me again.

It would probably be more money than what I was making. And I’ve been out of work for a while now.

So I said yes I’d take the interview.

Then it got to me. Taking a job I don’t want.  I know many people aren’t crazy about their jobs, and it’s been a whole for me… but I didn’t want to take it out of scarcity,  something I’d regret pretty quickly and honestly a side of the business that I tried and I’m not interested in anymore.

I contacted the recruiter, apologized for going back on my earlier decision but she understood.

To mine own self be true.


  1. That must have been an extraordinarily difficult decision. I am proud of you for being so bold. It will happen when it is right.


  2. I respect your decision. I too choose to have a job that I enjoy as opposed to simply hunting for $$$. Life is too short to hate 8 hours of my day, 5 days a week.

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