My boss (the younger on), came up to me the other day with that look on his face and told me we had to talk. My initial reaction, Oh, crap. What I said out loud, "Yeah?". He then shared with me that they had the chance to hire a very good experianced herdsman/milker. That made me really happy.
"But we've decided to stick with you."
Quite frankly, I would feel bad laying somebody off because somebody better came along too.
All he wanted to know was that I would be staying for a while, so they wouldn't be left in a month without any milker whatsoever.
So I said I thought I'd be there at least a year. so that's that. There's something that initially rebelled to the idea of having to stay in one place regardless. Ultimately, though, I know that I would be there that long anyway. So it's nice just to have the final, O.k., you're here. So just do it. I now have a year to sit back, and just work, get ahead, whatever. And when it's up, I'll probably stay on anyway. But if I've decided to move on, well, that's the point where I work towards my next goal.
"But don't feel like you have to keep me on."
"No, you're good. Yeah. You're good."