miwahni (miwahni) wrote,

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You can't ever go back... can you?

I had a phone call earlier tonight from a friend who still lives in the country town I moved away from in 2004. She rang to tell me that my equivalent number at her local branch is retiring in December, and had I ever considered moving back?
Well no, no I hadn't really, but her call started me thinking. Because if I put my hand up for the role I'm almost certain I'd get it. There aren't exactly a lot of people who not only have the skills and experience, but also the knowledge of our systems, policies and procedures, in that town. I have a good track record behind me as well, and if it was a choice between training someone up (and giving them at least six months to be properly up and running) or slotting someone in who could basically hit the ground running, they'd be mad to look elsewhere. Especially if the retiring lady (who trained me, and was my boss prior to my moving!) put in a good word for me.
But - and it's a big but - I'm happy here. I have my son, and friends, and I've made a good life for myself. Even though I still have friends down south, people who I miss dearly, I think I'd miss this place more.
I just know, though, that until I hear the position has been filled, it's going to be in the back of my mind the whole time.
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