It is never easy being the 3rd option in anything. Third substitute for the 1st 11, car driver, any kind of nominee, or even a job offer.
Again, I rejected the offer to go to Kuching and the Fiji Islands. Although the offer is overwhelming, my current employers managed to convince me to stay, with a lower salary. OMGWTFBBQsauce!!!!??
Well, money isn't the only thing in life, same with career.