(Closed) Which job would you take?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: Which job would you take?
    New industry with potential for growth and stability - but also the scary unknown : (78 votes)
    100 %
    Return to old job, with familiar faces and work but the possibility of being laid off in a year : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    923 posts
    Busy bee

    That is such a tough situation, you’re right to be torn. And you’re also right that this is your decision to make. When I read you last statements about how the new (and scary) job is something you thought you would always be good at tells me that it isn’t something all that foreign, and it could be a really great place for you. I left a job that paid me more to return to a job I never wanted to leave. I took a pay cut but I LOVE the people. It was nice to go back because nothing had changed really, but I knew coming back was risky because of layoffs in my town. A new CEO took over the hospital and now we’re all wondering what’s going to happen. I wish I would have thought long and hard about coming back and maybe I would have made a different decision… or maybe not. All I can say for you is that I hope you weigh all the pro’s and con’s. Which one are you leaning more towards and why?

    Think about how wonderful a change could be… and starting something new would be an amazing adventure. Not to mention a great family/work balance which I wish I had more of.

    Anyway, I voted for the new job but in the end I know you’ll go with what’s right for you. Congrats either way!

    Post # 4
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If it were my choice, I would go with the new company.  With the layoffs and only being secure for a year, do you really want to end up in the same situation that you are in now?

    Post # 5
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Never miss a chance to expand your horizons. Seriously – tackle the fear and take the new job!

    Post # 6
    1645 posts
    Bumble bee

    I say go for the new job! It’s an adventure. You take the old job you could just end up in the same position a year from now, and by THEN you could have taken advantage of job growth!

    Post # 7
    2459 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    It’s hard….but the new job is def the right choice. Good Luck

    Post # 9
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It almost sounds to me like there are still issues with you being at the old place. Are they really going to keep you offsite because of a former client? And, they are coming right out and telling you that the job might only be for a year.

    If it were me, I’d go new and exciting. Titles mean nothing, in reality.

    Post # 10
    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think titles mean nothing really. There are a few girls at my work who have a mediocre title but do just as much as the ones with the title and they get paid more.

    Go with stability! nothing like new opportunity!

    Post # 12
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @pinkunicorn84: Honestly, it doesn’t sound like your old boss values your the way he should. If he did, the incentive for you to come back would be much higher, and you would have the pick of clients (i.e. be able to return to your former client).

    Post # 14
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    As someone who works in the ad world, I say go for the new industry! You’ll get to expand your horizons and having more stability and a good work/ life balance would be pretty nice wouldn’t it? 🙂 

    Post # 15
    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    For sure the new job. The extra experience would give you a boost resume wise if things don’t work out there.

    Post # 16
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think the poll shows pretty much what I was thinking – 100% new and stable. Usually it’s new and unstable, but for you OLD is unstable. I’d definitely go with the new. All I read when I saw Option 1 was “more, more, more.” More money, more opportunities, more stability…and less commute and headaches. I hope you go for it. 🙂

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