- 4 years ago
Career savvy ladies – I need your opinion!
Back story – I have a Master’s degree in Strategic Communicatons and have been working in Communications/Public Relations/Public Affairs for the past 8ish years. My Fiance decided to go back to school in a different city 3 years ago so I found a job in that city and we moved. My new job was in Internal Communications for a bank. It’s a very safe job, and it pays well. But the politics are driving me crazy! And Internal Communications is not my passion.
So my Fiance graduated in May (YAY!) and he’s trying to find a job, and I’m ready to move on too. I’ve explored opportunities to move within the bank but that hasn’t panned out the way I wanted. So I’ve started looking externally.
I found a great job posting – dynamic and exciting role. Something that would use all of my experience and training. It’s a small organization with big dreams – and I know I can help achieve that dream! So I applied. I got a call from the CEO last week and she said she loved my resume and CV. We had a great chat about my experience, my passion, and what I want in a role and we both agreed that I would be ideal for this company and this role. Then she dropped the bomb – She can’t afford me full time. Since they are just a start up, they are hiring staff off of a Government Grant and frankly, I’m too expensive. So she asked if I would be willing to work part time and continue to work at the bank full time.
So – here’s my issue that I need help with.
I’m bored at the bank. And this role will challenge me in the best ways and give me that passion I had in my previous role back. The idea of working two jobs sounds awful and exhausting. And I’m not sure I could give this role the justice it deserves.
We can’t afford me to only work part time as Fiance just graduated and I’m the main breadwinner.
BUT I’m getting married in 13 days, and with the help of fertility docs (I have PCOS), we are starting to TTC in October. If I have a baby, I can see me quitting the bank and continuing to do this role part time and raise my babies. It would allow me to work from home, set my own hours, and have a reliable income. There is a potential for multiple children at once, or high risk pregnancies. I cannot work from home with the bank. I would essentially be giving up over half my pay anyways if I had to go on disability.
Perhaps this is a case of right opportunity, wrong time. So Bees, do I suck it up for the next year (or more) and pull double duty? Then quit the bank at the end of my Maternity Leave? (I’m in Canada and get a full year leave if that matters) Or do I pass and hope something else comes along?