Help, hive! I need career advice! (Long, sorry!)

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 4
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t bother. There are too many cons imo.

Post # 6
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have NEVER had a job that I did not dislike or hate. I don’t think that you should switch to that other position. You already doubt it will be what you had hoped. I am sure that you can find another way to get to Corporate Communications. Is it possible to leave the job after a year? Where would you go then? It sounds like you want to stay in the government sector. 

I am sorry, but if you want to have kids in the next five years, you need stable hours. If your kid gets sick and you have to pick him/her up, you don’t want to be far away at a satellite location, freaking out as you drive to pick the kid up. You need a good work-life balance when you have children. I would not want to be coming home at midnight from an office job. I think that is so strange, unless you work in medicine or something similar. The pay will not be worth it for a few years, even. I don’t think $100 is worth the headache. 

I also don’t see the point in starting the job just to leave 6 months later. It will seem like a real waste of time, and from what you say, will be a pain for other people as well. I also have not had many jobs where I had excellent co-workers. I have had some people I bonded with and others I could barely stand. You have time to work out and a buddy to do it with, at work?! Seriously, it does not get any better. You have my dream job already! You will not feel like working out if you are up at 5:30 till whenever and work until midnight. Plus, you need quality time with your FI. The grass is not often greener. Wait until something similar to what you have opens up! Good luck, dear!

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