I have absolutely NO sense of security!As a contractor, I could be released from all of my projects tomorrow, without notice, without discussion, without recourse. My "company" friends say, "No Way", "It'll never happen", and "You're way too valuable", and I'd really like to believe them. The truth is, however, that I've seen it happen to hard-working, valuable people just like me. I think it's time to perform one of my husband's famous comparisons. His theory is, when faced with a difficult decision, listing the pros and cons often makes the solution clear. I don't believe it will really be "clear" in my case, but it's worth a shot.
|Topic||Move to BP||Stay at ExxonMobil|
|Income:||2/3 of current||good|
|Hours:||40 per week, M-F||40 per week, any time|
|Medical:||Decent||Covered until Leo's retirement in Jan'07, then NOTHING|
|Location:||2-1/2 hours from home||2-1/2 hours from home|
|IRS:||they get it all||I have some write-offs|