To followup my post yesterday.. I did have a chance to talk to my boss just now. And as I have half expected, his answer is `not now'.
He even took the pain to explain to me the direction of the paper and how I can still do what I like here and yeah.. we had a rather long chat. He seems genuine and kind enough so I also didn't persist. No use what..
He also let me know that he has rejected a couple of such `transfer applications' and I guess because of shortage of staff and don't want to set precedent, he said he will reply my letter soon but he won't approve of the `transfer' as for now.
He said we needed to wait `a period of time' (however long I have no idea..)
We even joked a bit and then something he said made me quite happy.. I know this will make me sound so vain but here it is. He seemed very surprise when I revealed my age. He said he never thought I was older than him! To that I jokingly reply that made me happy enough to stay for a while. Ok, that's just a joke...;p
Anyway, for this I've prayed and so have some of my friends for me. Like one of my colleague said, God puts us here for a purpose. And maybe now there's still purpose for me to be there until I am ready to be transferred.
To be honest, I don't detest working at this paper that much.. just annoyed at certain things and the future looks still uncertain.
But if God wants me to be here, I shall do that until a real opening is possible.