Thing is, some time last year I vowed to myself to get more time behind the stick. As you can see from my profile and different other posts, I spent 20 years of my life after my engineering studies flying refueling planes for the AF. After my retirement, I picked up my engineering skills and accepted a job offer from a major commercial and military aircraft company, I have been living in California for a little more than two years then, and recently relocated to Seattle, which had meant an internal job tranfer to the commercial division, from the defense division. And now I have found out that the office job really is not my thing. My flight log has seen little new ink in the past 42 months. I do now have an opportunity to change that. This would mean taking a job offer as either production pilot or test pilot, BUT for the currently open opportunities: I'm hopelessly over qualified (over 20 years of netto experience and well over 15,000 h flight time vs. the demanded 5 years of experience and 2,500 h). I'd have to forfeit nearly 20 % of my current income. And last but not least, I would have to get back to the right seat, whereas I had left as a left-seater. This might seem like only a minor matter, and bottom line have nothing to say, but the grass looks definitely greener on the left side. I have thought about other possibilities, too: Joining a smaller company, there is a small company here that converses piston-engine private aircraft to turbine-power, for example, or start my own air transport business. Who has been in a similar situation, where you basically found out that you have become too used to your comfortable living to forfeit parts of it for really doing what you want?