Good morning, all. I'd like to apologize in advance if this isnt being posted in the most appropriate area of the forum, but I could use some advice ... Last week I applied for a Regional Manager position within my company, but outside the region in which I am currently assigned. I've worked in my region for nearly 3 years now and during that time I think it would be fair to say that I have developed a pretty good repore with those who I have worked with. Several days after applying for the position, my boss informed me that the General Manager was going to be visiting our site this week and that he had told him that he wants to talk to me. As promised, he did talk to me and said the following ... "Thomas, so and so (the GM for the other region) contacted me this week and told me that you had applied for X-position in his region and asked me what I thought". My GM proceeded to tell me, "Thomas, I told him that I would not hold you back from doing what you want to do, however I would like to keep you in my region". He then asked what exactly I would be interested in doing (in my current region) and even offered me a lateral position (in a different field 4 hrs north - with a 17% pay increase). Anyway, I told him that I would visit this location this week to get an idea if this would be something that I would be interested in. The whole conversation with my GM was pretty surreal. I wasn't expecting him to basically offer me multiple different things and so openly. To say the least, it kind of gave me a big head for the majority of our 10 minute conversation. lol Ok .. to the point where I need the advice. As you can imagine, I was pretty struck when he offered this so I don't know how exactly I may have initially came off to him. Now that several days have passed since being made this offer I have had some time to think and talk with my wife and ultimately, I believe the position in which I did apply (Regional Manager-different region) is the one that I REALLY want. Here are my questions where I could use some input: 1) Do you think my agreeing to visit this "other" site this week gave my GM the impression that I am going to stay in his region, thereby prompting him to contact the other GM (from another region) to say that he doesn't think I am going to be interested in the position that I initally applied for in his region? 2) Do you think that my current GM offering me these options may have been due to the other GM saying that I wasn't qualified for the position that I did apply and this could be his way of softening the blow, so to speak. (To clarify, I believe alot of my qualifications fit the job that I applied for, however I don't meet all the experience requirements, but I have been told in the past that this other regional GM (who once served as a Director in my region had a pretty high opinion of me). 3) Lastly, do you think I should email my current GM clarifying that I will be visitng the site that he mentioned this week, however I still want to be considered - and granted an interview for the position that I did apply for if that regional GM is interested in me? I know I'm asking alot and rambling, but I could use some good honest advice. I'd appreciate any on-topic feedback I could get.