Post # 1
I need the Bees advice. I’m an attorney and have been a contract atty for the last 2.5 years. I stumbled up on this job that I really liked but know that I won’t be moving up any time in the future but the pay is well.
I just been offered another job for less pay, 12K less, but there’s room to grow and make more money in the future. However, the pay system is different in which in order for me ot make money I have to bill more hours and I’m not positive I want to go into this field.
Whereas the other job, it’s not billable and I’ll get paid regardless but it’s a much longer commute.
If you were in my position, what woould you do?
I’ll put up a poll.
Post # 3
Anyone? Thoughts, advice, etc… 🙂
Post # 4
At this point, I’d keep the job you have. More stress is not worth less pay IMO.
Post # 5
Which job would you be happiest at? The long term increase in pay at the second job is likely not worth it if you don’t think you will be happy doing that work. Or at least it wouldn’t be worth it for me as long as I made enough money to live on with the first job. But you really have to decide what is most important to you & what fits your life best.
Post # 6
I’m just so confused at this point, I don’t know what will make me happy. 🙁
Post # 7
I think the question you should be asking is not about pay, but about which job you will enjoy more.
If both jobs were equal, what would you take?
Post # 8
Is it a defense firm? (I picked that up from the billable hours). Do you want to have to keep up with what you do every hour? Do you want something that you can move up in? Do you think you will have the job you have for years to come? I’m in law school right now and I hope to have the same dilemma in about a year! lol. I mean honestly, especially in law, if you’re happy I would stay. Because when you don’t like what you’re doing, you won’t do your best for the client and you’ll be miserable.
Post # 9
does the idea of the new job and its possibilities excite you? does the current job excite you or are you bored/angry/bitter when head to work each morning?
also – any room to negotiate for more money in the new position based on the fact that your current salary is higher?
Post # 10
longer commute is a deal breaker
Post # 11
If you are not positive you want to go into that field, I would stay where I was.