Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm back!

OK, I never actually went anywhere but the point is I'm not going to Washington. After much personal reflection and discussion with family, friends and clergy, I have decided to remain at Chrysler for as long as the wild ride continues.

The decision was the hardest one I have ever made. From a purely financial standpoint it would have been a no brainer. But as the time drew closer I realized that there were many reasons to stay and that money was of the least importance.

While it would have been nice to be closer to the grandkids I still have a son living with us, as well as other family members close by. Not to mention a great network of friends as well as riding opportunities.

I know will have many things to be extra thankful for this Thursday.

3 comments:

Dennis B Murphy said...

wow- good luck whichever way this turns out for you Steve- We are seeing the same things happening here at JCI- many people took a quite generous voluntary separation package the last few weeks- those that did not are now at risk for an involuntary - all of which is to be performed the week of Dec 8-12. (I am actually out of the office the 8-9th for a work trip and consider taking three days vacation for the remainder to avoid witnessing the carnage). My job is fairly secure from this cut - the cut is only for SG&A personnel and I am in operations- but Ops are rumored to be under review for January or February.

Joni and I also looked at moving- I had a job interview in Portland Or last year which did not result in an offer. But we've faced the same dilemma- do we move to another northern state with winter? or relocate more southerly?

See you on the trails.

TP said...

Steve,
WELCOME HOME BROTHER!

Happy Thanksgiving...enjoy and good luck in the future.

Danielle said...

Welcome back :-)