In the meantime, Trent has applied on a job that came up in Calgary for his current company, different position. Interviewing most likely in a week or so. Most suitable candidate so far.
Calgary is safe. Same company. Same people. Same bureaucracy, idiotic hours and all consuming work/life imbalance. Different job. No closer to Vancouver...but a nicer city.
Halifax is exciting. Different company. Big risk of jumping ship. Less "security" in that he's the newbie on the block vs having the 11 years of dedication to current company. More autonomy, greater position, possibly more travel in the beginning (as in the Calgary job too)Possibility of all consuming work/life imbalance..but possibility not. Way farther away from family/friends network. Smaller city, probably a better upbringing and more educational possibilities as the kids get older. I dunno...but small city may mean smaller possibilities too.
Some days I just wish someone would make it easy and tell us what to do.
I love the sense of adventure, a new city, an new place....Calgary I'm a little more reserved about, higher cost of living, still no closer to BC...
I'm worried about the sense of jumping ship of a big corporation and going "new", the unknown future. In his big corporation now, there's a (false) sense of security there.
I'm going to play yahtzee with the options.. Roll the dice and see what they say.