Wednesday, October 01, 2008

dilemma

ok internets, I need your advice.

Say that before I got the job I have now, I was applying for jobs in a field where not only have I worked before, but was licensed by the state to work in. Unfortunately, I did not get any of those jobs, but I got my cool hot rod chick gig instead. Now say that there is an opening for one of those aforementioned jobs, that I have a good chance at filling.

Can you guess my dilemma? Do I give up the super cool job I have now to go work somewhere else? Or do I stay where I am, because that is secure?

I would be making a lot more money at the other job. But it's a lot further away. I wouldn't have fixed hours like I do now, nor would I get surprise 4 day weekends or half days. However, it's for a major company that I know isn't going out of business. Their employees even get financial bonuses. I really like the people I work with now, but some of my best friends were made last time I worked in this other field. It would be nice to not be so bored all day, but I also don't want to be so busy that I get stressed out (which also happened last time I was in this field). It is nice to work in a shop that will fix my car if needed, but I do like discounts at other places too.

I feel bad, but I'm thinking about going for the other job. My current employer has done a lot for me, but I reeeeallly need the money. I would have a title in that job, not just "office chick" or "secretary" or "receptionist" or whatever they feel like calling me that day. I would actually get to use my brain! It would be like I was actually doing something with my life!

So, what do you think? I guess I don't need to feel any sense of loyalty. My bosses would understand. They know that I'm poor AND that the economy stinks, especially around here.


ps - don't let this influence your advice, but I'm sure I would have lots more interest in blogging again, since I wouldn't be sitting in front of a computer all day like I do now. (Also I might have some interesting stories!)

14 comments:

mar said...

what's wrong with just applying & once you have an interview you can ask plenty of questions to see if it'd be a good (better) fit than where you are now?

super des said...

no, no, I am going to interview. I just want to be prepared when they offer me the job!
:)

arlenestarr said...

Follow your heart des. Do what makes you happy.

super des said...

Thanks chicky :)

Count Mockula said...

I say new job. I know your job now is cool, but go for more money.

super des said...

True... I did do that for 6 years...

Dee said...

There is a lot to be said for working at something that is intellectually stimulating. What is your gut telling you?

Dee

super des said...

My gut is rumbling because it has no food because I have no money.
:)

mdog said...

go for it.

super des said...

You know, I have a lot of really boring days. I think I will go for it!

Average Jane said...

I'd go for money and stability - especially with the way the economy is right now.

super des said...

Money is such a factor. Damn economy!

Wayne said...

Couldn't you just work at the place you are currently until they accept or reject your application?

I'd think of it this way, which job would I want to work at for the rest of my life (assuming that I make a career of one or the other)? If I truly enjoy what I'm doing, then the money really doesn't matter, because I'm doing something I enjoy, and so long as I have enough to pay rent/mortgage and eat, then I'm satisfied.

super des said...

I know. I'm not quitting until I'm hired at the other place, but I want to think about this before I get hired, so I can give them an answer.

I'd be happy at both jobs - therein lies the dilemma. I wouldn't consider it if I would hate it there.

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