@52fighters I think it will be a good fit. It is similar to what I do now, but private sector instead of government. My commute though will go up from a five minute drive to almost an hour.
Oomph. So it is not a costless decision.
@alexmcculley19 @52fighters I will say that with working at home, it's great I'm accessible with the kids but sometimes I'm a zombie at dinner. They run up and grab me at 6pm, and usually my head is still spinning from working frantically all day.
I think the commute will be all-in door to desk about 50 minutes, with a short drive, a solid 30 minute subway ride and some walking. My plan is to load up on podcasts and audiobooks and use that for some me time. I've also got informal authority to work from home about once a week as long as we don't ink it in writing -- I gather it's frowned upon by "corporate" but my manager is open to it.
One weird aspect of the job is that the work I'll be doing is actually more cutting edge / complex than my titular manager. He's basically a longtime company employee with a ton of experience (mostly leasing / operations), and I've been brought on to do some specific things (real estate development). He'll be my manger because we're both lawyers, but I'll mostly be directly supporting the business unit.
I think I'm OK with it though. He seems like a nice guy and near enough to retirement that he'd be happy to let me run with things if that means no extra work for him, since he's got plenty of other things to do and a (small) team to manage.
The development sites are really cool, some of the best in our city, and with the raise I think I should be able to swing K-12 catholic schools and no-debt college for three kids. Which is an enormous investment but, for me, worth it.
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