I am the Planning Director for a small city. I do not like it and I am looking for other jobs. What's more, I've been getting bad feedback from my bosses that they are not satisfied with my work. How bad do you all think it looks for a Director to be applying for Senior Planner positions? I justify it in my cover letters that I want to be in a community whose values are more in line with my own and I am willing to take a pay cut in exchange if I have to. Is this an acceptable justification? Its true. I just don't think I'm extroverted enough for this job. I'd rather make less money and have less responsibility. Anyone else ever been in this position?