I’ve been mulling this over for while.
A little while ago I was seconded for a couple of weeks to do some adminstrative-type duties (some of which will be subjects of future posts) and in the middle of this the manager pulls me aside and says she wants to recommend me — she’ll be on the hiring panel — to do a temporary managerial position doing xyz related to a Ministry of Health project.
The deal is that if I do it, I will probably lose my charge nurse position — which I really like and worked hard to get — if I return to the staff nursing at the end of the contract. (I won’t lose my union seniority because it’s a temporary contract.)
The general snake pit of management politics at Acme Regional bothers me little. And I have been down this road before. But not as candidate du jour.
However, the job itself sounds very cool and right up my alley, and also slightly out of my comfort zone; further, it may well lead to other possibilities.
I should mention also, because this is not unrelated, that I am thinking seriously about crossing over to the dark side and getting my MScN. Not doing, mind you, but thinking.
Do I make the jump? Yea or nay?