So to that I can say this- it's not a secret that lately, over the last several months, I haven't been really happy with my current job. There was a big change made in the late fall that moved me even further away from what I have certifications and credentials for and I'm basically back where I started 10 years ago, only for a lot less pay and twice the aggravation. To put it bluntly, I'm sick to death of customer service because honestly- the majority of people who call are just not nice. This is not where I wanted to be but I find myself back there again because of a shift in policy.
So yeah, I can bitch and whine and moan about it but in the end, it's me that has to do something about it. Today, I went to an interview at a completely different facility. They've recently created a new position for a medical auditor/coder- something I've wanted for the last 4-5 years. And wow, I would not be in customer service answering phones any more. But nothing is perfect and as much as I like this opportunity, there are some catches and trade offs that I have to decide if I can live with. And if I decide I can live with those trade offs, the deal breaker will be salary. If they will not even try to meet me half way on salary, then it's just not worth the change.
I have no idea where I stand on the interview- they will let me know next week. And right now, I don't know if I would accept the position.
But this was not a waste of time (or money as I had to buy some new clothes and such to look presentable). I learned a few things, got a feel for a few things and know what I can and can not live with. That's important. And if this isn't the fit I had hoped it would be, that doesn't mean there isn't one out there. I just have to keep believing and working to that end. No matter what happens, whether I take this job or not, I will be job hunting seriously 4th of July week in Charlotte, NC. It's where I want to be in the end and if I'm given the chance, there are a lot of concessions I would make that I'm not quite as willing to make if I stay up here in