Decision Making Process

Decision-Making Process Paper

Decision-Making Process Paper
In September 2005 I was faced with a personal and professional decision that was a bit over whelming.   I was working as an Air Force Recruiter in Little Rock, Arkansas and faced with having to relocate, retiring, or accepting a job that was less than appealing.   I was recently divorced and had a two-year-old daughter living in Dallas, Texas.  
I was a five-year recruiting veteran and was informed that my next recruiting job would be as a recruiting supervisor, formally known as a “Flight Chief.” This position was not desired by many as the supervisor was expected to make monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals.   Often time if they did not, it usually resulted in their dismissal.   Recruiting was stressful but the supervisor position was more stressful.  
I really wanted to be a part of my daughter’s life and my ex-wife really wanted to reconcile.   I too, questioned if I had given my marriage a fair chance and became excited about the possibility of making it work.   I must admit I had concerns about the marriage and the job option.   What if the reconciliation became stressful and heightened the stress of the recruiting supervisor position.   I was really concerned about failing at both.  
I had to sit down and think this thing out.   I had to make sure I was making the best decision for everyone involved.   My relationship with my ex-wife was volatile at times and I wondered if distance was the best thing for us.   I was living five hours away and usually visited at least twice per month.   I sat down with a pen and pad and began to weigh the pros and cons of the situation.  
I had to decide if I wanted to relocate, take a job I did not want, and be in proximity to my ex-wife (identify and diagnosing the problem).   If I decided against this my relationship with my daughter would surely suffer.   I could retire and find another job in another city, I could take the job and give 110% to ensure my success and...