“My name is Kreptonic. You might want to pay attention to because I choose my words carefully and this could be of use to you. I’ve told you my name: that’s the Who. The Where can most readily be described as a fragrant harbor. Almost all know it by another name…Hong Kong. The What is easy: recently I planned and set in motion events to execute a job search within my own company. That’s also the When. As for the Why: beyond the obvious career motivation, it’s exceedingly simple…because I can. Which leaves us only with the How; and therein, as the Bard would tell us, lies the rub.”
I consulted my manager to get his thoughts on the whole thing. It’s always a bit of a gamble to tell your manager you might be interested in something else, but he’s a stand up guy and I chose my current position under him because I trust him. He gave me a few solid points to consider and ultimately told me to try for it. “If nothing happens, you won’t keep wondering what if. If you get it, you can decide then.” I’ll take that.
I scouted out the position a little bit and began a quick back and forth email with the hiring manager. A good start. Unfortunately, he’s on vacation this week because HK gets Ching Ming Festival, Good Friday, and Easter off, so I’ll have to wait another week to receive any word on the next step.