Sunday, September 7, 2014

Why Can't I Do This?

As I mentioned before, I am actively job hunting.  Over the last few weeks I've had a number of telephone interviews.  So far nothing seems like a fit, but it's early.  I didn't expect to find my dream job in four weeks.  I don't need to rush.  It would be foolish for me to jump to a new job that is not the right fit out of anger.

Last week I interviewed for a job that sounded like a great fit for me.  I talked with the headhunter for about 45 minutes and could check the box on just about everything she asked.  Now she's forwarding my resume on to the company.  However, there's one major issue.

Location.  The job is in Chon Buri, Thailand.

I know lots of people who have done ex-pat assignments in Thailand and loved it.  It's supposed to be the most gay friendly country in Asia.  This is major decision for me.  What about my kids?  They are in college now.  They probably could make it ok without me being 100 miles away.  For $1500 I can fly back to the US if I really needed.  This could be a great adventure for me.  The more I think about it, the more reasons I think it might be a good thing for me.


  1. Why not try it if you get an offer? Your kids can visit you on break. That would be an adventure for them too.

  2. well. it is such a huge decision to be made. Having to leave your kids and fly across thousand miles away from your own home just to get the job is like a lifetime decision that you would have to really consider properly.