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03 May 2012 @ 09:09 pm
It never rains....  
Got a phone call the other day from a colleague, letting me know that there was a job advertised on Seek which was right up my alley. The vacancy, for an LMI underwriter with QBE Insurance, involves all the favourite aspects of my current role - financial analysis, credit checking and compliance - with none of my least favourite, being ancillary sales which have taken on a huge importance over the last two years. I sent my application in yesterday, and today, while I was in an all-day meeting with my phone on silent, I received a callback. The message left said that I have excellent credentials for the job but they're concerned I might not find the role stimulating enough, and also the remuneration was not quite what I was looking for, but could I please call and they could talk me through it? Definitely I can, as soon as I get two urgent jobs off my desk in the morning.

And earlier today my old boss contacted me to tell me that the branch five minutes away from my home may be looking for a new lender shortly - would I be interested? Aaargh! Decisions! That one would mean a pay rise, but a rise in targets as well. Then again I would be saving $220 a month in bus fare.... but OTOH I have only just settled into my current branch.

I really have a bit of thinking to do. Very interested to hear what the QBE person has to say; I guess it would have to be my first preference depending on the pay, simply because of the lack of selling involved. If it doesn't pan out, though, I don't know which way I'll go; whether to stay where I'm settled or make another switch. Toss-a-coin time!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on May 3rd, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)

Well, it's always nice to be wanted. :D

The older I get, the more convinced I become of the importance of being happy in your job as you spend so much bloody time there, and it does sound like the QBE job would be more enjoyable for you. Like you say, no harm in hearing what they have to say.
miwahni: Pros ani sighmiwahni on May 3rd, 2012 11:27 am (UTC)
The sad thing is, for years and years I was really happy in my job, right up until the benchmarks and KPIs were changed in 2009. I'll have 20 years service up at the end of November, that's how happy I've been. I've had a couple of managers who have made me see red over that time but the work itself was always something I enjoyed. I still do enjoy the lending itself, I love the challenge of making things "fit". I just hate the selling. The 26 general insurances, 13 wealth leads, 13 risk insurances we're supposed to write each quarter, all the while maintaining a ratio of products sold per loan, plus a productivity ratio, plus plus plus plus... and new KPIs added every day. I just want to write home loans! she cries, a forlorn dinosaur in the wilderness
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] WORKdraycevixen on May 3rd, 2012 12:08 pm (UTC)

It makes sense to me. I love my actual job but they seem to expect me to spend a lot of time doing other stuff.