No worries, I know what I'm capable of and my experience speaks for itself. I will have to see what comes of my meeting with the principal later this week. My long term goal isn't actually to be self employed full time, it's to work in an engineering job full time with a decent work schedule and a regular salary, where I can make use of my qualifications and complete work for my own business on a part time basis in the evenings and at weekends. It will take me another couple of years to make it to that stage. I have lots of reasons for not wanting to leave my current job. If it comes down to it, the decision to leave or stay will be made based on those weighed against why I want to or should take the other job.