You know you want to change …

This is probably the strangest start to a recruitment email I’ve ever had, “You know you want to change …”

Instead of saying anything about the “fantastic” role you’re trying to get me interested in, you’re annoying me by telling me all that’s wrong with my current job, which you know nothing about.

Actually, I don’t want to change. Not for that. I am secure and fairly stable (as anything can be in these times of lockdown and global pandemic) employment with Coventry University, so why offer me a temporary, 3-6 month contract at less than half of my current salary?

There are lots of reasons to change, and to want to change, but to put myself and my family at a greater disadvantage, less security and less stable employment than I’m already in? Nope. Not for me, thanks.

Will I change in the future? Probably. I can’t see the future but I have ambitions for myself, my career and my family. I don’t know where the future will take me, but it won’t start with you telling me what’s wrong with where I am.

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