I am chatting over the messenger with a former classmate from the university who just told me he is gonna work for the biggest company in the energy/petroleum field.
At the uni we shared the same passion over power plant and dreamed to work in a company such as the one where I work now or, better, one where he is gonna work in 15 days.
After the uni he sent several CVs to companies in this field but none replied. Indeed, he got an offer from another big company in the power distribution for a place in the PLC division. This was not really what he wanted to do, but since the idea of staying at home for months was not appaling at all he accepted. And now he got this phone call from the big international company offering him to work on the platforms all over the African and Mediterranean shores.
Needless to say he resigned from his current position, and he was offered even more money. But that was not the job we dreamed about, so there was no chance for him to stay where he was employed.
Now he is going to leave for Germany, Scotland, Egypt, Croatia, Serbia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Nigeriam...
I am so happy for him and I am also aware that women aren't offered such positions. There is a slight bitterness on the bottom because there is nothing so big ahead for me. Should I resign, too, and look for something else?
I am the less paid among by former classmates and I don't think I am gonna get what everybody seems to get so far.
To give you some example:
- Biggest study & research instuitute of electricity in Italy, who does analysis and report and certification for power plants, industrial plants, etc - €1400 net per month, 14 monthly wages per year, 18 months contract
- Researcher in the best politechnic of Italy - €1100 net per month, 4 months
- Company that owns power plants, smaller than mine, €1400 net per month, 14 monthly wages per year, 18 months contract
ME > Internship in a power plant, 6 months, €880 per month.
My boss says he is working to keep me here, that he is also trying to make me get some more money (didn't quantify this pay increment nor the kind of position). My internship will end ont he 30th June but I will sto going there sooner, probably on the 18th June because I have to prepare for my P.E..
I won't say nothing because now I need to stay calm and prepare for my PE (which is on the 26-27th June). I will think about the offer I will be made later.
Another idea is popping in my mind: take the plane and fly to the UEA. I already told you I have a friend living there (for job).
I am afraid to get stuck here in a small environment just because I am afraid to take the plunge and leave home.