(Closed) Take a new job or keep the old one..what would you do?

posted 9 years ago in Career
  • poll: Which job should I take?

    Keep this job, more money, less stress

    Take the new job, less money, but you will eventually earn more in the future

  • Post # 4
    2814 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    At this point, I’d keep the job you have.  More stress is not worth less pay IMO.

    Post # 5
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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 # 7
    4822 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    2904 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    longer commute is a deal breaker

    Post # 11
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee

    If you are not positive you want to go into that field, I would stay where I was. 

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