I had my second interview late this afternoon, and I think there's a pretty good chance they are going to offer me the job. They didn't blink at the money I asked for (much more than I'm making now) and I seem to be on the home stretch of their decision process. I'll know by Friday.
I drove home along the route my daughter who used to work at Universal while in college recommended, and it was an easy ride even in rush hour, but it still took nearly an hour. My commute right now is 15 minutes, and I do have to think about whether I want to give that up, or continue looking for something closer to home. Let's remember, this all came off one casual message on FB. I didn't even have an updated resume handy and had to update one on the fly, after I emailed the land guy and he responded instantly. I have not been shopping around. I do feel a bit swept off my feet by how quickly this all came about. It's wild, especially at my age (we are supposed to be unemployable) and in an industry that took a massive hit and has just bounced back in the last year or so.
I saw my former boss; we talked for a minute or two. He's in a different department and I wouldn't be reporting to him or even interacting with him much, but he's been at the company over a year and has only good things to say about it. He said he's been staying out of the hiring process, as he should, but when asked for his input, said, "If I ever started my own company, she's the first person I'd call to join me." Awww. I nearly got sniffly. I liked the company president and the accountant; it's a good company with a long track record; it survived the crash and came out in fine shape. So, if they offer, I'd be insane to turn it down, right? Audiobooks on the drive, that's the ticket.
So, we shall see. But yes, if they offer, I think it would be an offer I can't refuse.