Talk with the boss
May 25, 2010 8 Comments
I feel like my world is slowly falling apart and then being put back together again.
I talked to my boss today about the post I made the other day, talking about wanting to leave and my options career-wise, ect. It was a really good talk and I’m glad that I had it.
I explained to him exactly why I wanted to leave and how the work situation has not gotten better in the past year, ect. We talked about possible alternatives and the career ramifications for me leaving early.
In the end, I know that while going somewhere else might seem a very nice escape from these problems for me right now, it isn’t the best thing for me to do career-wise. I’m in the middle of a very prestigious fellowship and just beginning to get some really exciting work published.
Talking to him about all of this made me feel a lot better about the idea of staying here longer, though I did tell him that I had an interview next week and that if the job seemed perfect I would probably take it.
Anyway, after the talk I sent him an email:
Thanks again for talking with me today, I really appreciate it. I should have talked to you about these issues before. Thanks again. =)
He responded with the following:
I hope that I was helpful- pls feel free to talk to me about any and all issues. It’s the only way that I know what’s going on.
In my opinion, moving physically to [other boss]’s lab is a far better alternative than leaving altogether in the middle of your project. You are going to be a very good candidate for any position you’d like during the upcoming job cycle. It would be a shame if you jumped beforehand. Both [other boss] and I have lot invested in you, and all three of us would like to see this through.
I feel better about this whole thing – if only I could get the social aspects of living here taken care of. Teaching provided a nice distraction from having a social life. At least it starts back up again in a few months.