I accepted an offer! Finally I can get back to doing what I do.
Though 20% below my usual and most recent base salary and a step down from the Jr exec levels I have been at for a decade+, this opportunity has a very significant bonus structure, the company has my path back to broader influence levels mapped out, and it gets me out of a pure service contractor/consulting environment and with a successful product manufacturer that is leveraging it's product servicing capabilities into a contracted services business supporting their product customers operations.
Dynamic, active, a very interesting change of industry for me....
Life is good. It really has always been good... is just now getting "gooder" again. And none too soon..
Of course... I am now getting a ton of calls for interviews for roles that I have applied for as far back as Q4-2020 and have a third interview for a corporate ED level role with a mid sized family owned manufacturing company tomorrow AM. The title for that role is very interesting, so is the scope of the role, however.... working for the most influential company on the planet... has some great appeal.
Looks like we are moving to Vegas!
Now to introduce my UAE client to the person I am recommending take over my current work from home short term consulting gig.
Whew, I hope we never have to go this crap again.