Heard about the job. Got it. Start date October 5.
Am I wondering if I'm crazy to once again decide to get another job, get an interview, get a second interview, get offered the job and accept it without "shopping around" a bit? Yes.
But my last two employers were local, family run companies. I could go on at length about the weirdness of working for "family" when you are NOT one of the family. Nope, nope, not doing that one again. I will however share some funny in hindsight stories, once they are safely in hindsight.
This new gig is with a BIG Utility Company. I will go through a background check and be issued a building badge, and show up for work and do real estate research all day. About the same money, 1/3 of the commute, and 1/10th of the random bullshit. Yes, of course there will be bullshit, every job has some, but it will not be nearly as...diverse...as the bullshit I've endured for the last year.
I'm taking the job. I'm also taking the rest of my vacation. They get two weeks' notice, which I'm not even obligated to give, because I'm salaried (and don't get me started about how that's not right either, because my job role is really supposed to be classified as hourly).
Nearly done. Over and out. The rest of my vacation is celebration.