9:07 a.m. - June 14, 2007
It was a long day. I mean, long day. I left home at about 7:30 in the morning and didnít get back until 11:30 at night.
And I have a lot to think about.
Think, think, think.
Basically, they were selling me to join the firm. They run this consulting firm like a law firm. Iíd have to relocate up to Minneapolis, which would be nice.
Yet, the travel is constant. Itís four days a week, sometimes five, on the road. The emphasis is on Ďbillablesí. And if I take time off, I donít earn.
After a while, Iíd be expected to maintain my own clients and get more clients in if I want to keep earning more and more.
The compensation is terrific, since itís a set salary plus a bonus based on your performance every six months.
The other consultants are all nice, but theyíre Ďmore seasonedí (at least the ones in the office Ė I think most of them were on the road working) and Iíd be the young pup.
However, Iíd fill a great niche for the firm and one that has a potential to grow and explode. That means Iíd be a great provider for the family, which Iíd see every once in a while.
And thatís the rub.
Do I want to help people with problems, rake in the cash, but stay in a hotel room most of the week? Or do I want to stay put and raise a family?
Well, I still need to get the other offers, and really, THIS offer, but itís something to really think about now, so when the offers come in, I can be smart about it.
But itís a lot to think about.
I need to relax today, if I can. Iím going to a meeting tonight, but other than that Iím going to relax and take it easy.
Well, as soon as I touch base with someone else. Gotta network!