I've applied for a new job at the university, at another storage place. It's an internal posting thus far, so I have a little advantage, but generally speaking, when an internal posting is made, they usually have someone in mind for the spot.
The job is an improvement in terms of money, but in terms of people and bosses, it's hard to say. I don't know anything about the people here.
Change isn't my favourite thing. I would willingly stay at the old job, but I don;t know how much longer the bookstore will be there. When I was first made permanent eight or nine years ago, I could not imagine a university ever not needing a bookstore. Now I can't imagine the store lasting much longer. I wonder if I was simply naive, or if the technology has changed so quickly so fast. It's possible the store will survive with a reorganization, perhaps find a way to exist within this new paradigm, and the paradigm after that, and the one after that, and so on, and so on, but from here, it appears the days are numbered. I have to make my decisions based on what is today, rather than what might be later. This new job seems more stable. Stop the paradigm shift, please, I want to get off. I could be making a huge mistake, but for now this seems to be the right move.