Great editorial Rodney. Obviously something that hits home with many of us in similar points in our career.
There is a position opening at my employer this summer that would be both a step up and a complete new field for me (telecommunications). I've put some thought into possibly applying. On the plus side for such a move, I'm at my best and am most content when I am learning something new. Also, should I ever want to move into IT management, it would serve me well to be familiar with more than just the Information Services side of things. On the negative, I'm not sure that I'm ready to move into a less-technical management role this soon in my career (still clinging desperately to my 30's). I've also built up considerable skills (more generalist, less specialist) in the SQL Server and application development world and not sure I want to abandon them yet either.
Right now my plan of action is to over-analyze the situation until the opportunity passes and I get back to my regularly scheduled SQL projects.
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