New position, or stick with the devil I know? [poll]

posted 9 months ago in Career
  • poll: Take the new job unsure if it's a good fit? Stick to what I know, even if it's not fufilling?
    Heck yeah, take the new job! Nothing ventured, nothing gained. : (39 votes)
    98 %
    Hmmm, maybe stick with the employer you've already built a relationship with. : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    12623 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I didn’t read any compelling reason for you to stay.  You don’t like the environment (though office politics will exist anywhere you go in your career, even if it’s not obvious), you don’t like your management, you haven’t been promoted when you feel you should have been, you haven’t advanced as you hoped you would, your commute would be worse. 

    I can’t understand why you wouldn’t take the new gig.

    Post # 3
    3004 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    skylar84 :  GIRRRRRRRL….I am in your exact same boat!! If somehow the  gates of heaven open up and I’m selected at my dream company I’ve been trying to get into for 3.5 years…should I take it??? My current job, like yours, isn’t bad but is not fulfilling or challenging and there is like ZERO opportunity for advancement. I think we both have to stop being such chicken shit and take the chance of moving foward with a new company!! Let’s do it!! (iffffffffff we get the job)

    Post # 4
    7061 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    You describe one as your dream job and then have pretty much nothing positive to say about your current place. I don’t know why this is even a question. If you get the offer for the dream job then take it.

    Post # 5
    1970 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Growing up in Orange County and driving through LA on a regular basis I can say a few things: 1) It doesn’t surprise me you’ve had less than awesome relationships with your bosses in LA; some socal women can be different than elsewhere. I actually thought I didn’t get along with women growing up until I went to school out of town and discovered that the women I was around were just toxic. 2) having a shorter commute in LA is something people are dreaming to get, so on that note alone I would take the new job that is the title you’ve been wanting and is closer to your home. 

    Post # 6
    2471 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Yep, I agree with PP.  Unless there is something else going on that you haven’t writen, it seems like a no-brainer to leave and try out the new place.

    Good luck- I hope you get the new job!

    Post # 7
    600 posts
    Busy bee

    Time to move on. Go experience something new. 1 and a half years looks good on your resume. If you don’t feel like you’ve been appreciated or that you’re fulfilled or challenged, it’s time for something new.

    Post # 9
    1781 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m crossing my fingers that you get offered your dream job! 

    Of course you should accept it! 

    Post # 10
    2797 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Of course you should take the dream job if you get it. 

    Post # 11
    2127 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I see no reason to stick it out for co-workers that you like a bosses that you can’t read. I say dream job all the way, no questions asked. 

    Post # 12
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    skylar84 :  I work on the west side and live 40 miles away – I’d take the new job just to avoid sitting on the 405!!

    Post # 13
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2007

    “Dream job”. No turning down your dream job!!  I really hope you get this position and move on. Good luck!

    Post # 14
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    skylar84 :  did you get the job??

    Post # 15
    143 posts
    Blushing bee

    I don’t know if this is still a question, but if it is, I wanted to point out that you have a friend at the dream company! It is always hard predicting what the workplace environment will be like at a new job, but you have an inside source! What does your friend have to say about the office politics, the atmosphere, the opportunities for promotion, etc? If she/he says it’s terrible then that’s the only way I would consider staying at the current job. 

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