I’ve been presented with a small work-related dilemma. I’ve been at my current job for almost 4 years and I love it. Great hours, (8-4) great pay, great benefits and a wonderful boss. The only thing I don’t like about my job is that I have a 30 minute drive each morning to work and a 30 minute drive home at night.
I have an opportunity to apply for a job that’s closer to home, (about a 2 minute drive from my house) basically the same hours, (8-5) maybe a little less money, and it’s with my husband’s company. I wouldn’t have to dress up each day for work, I’d only have 2-3 others in the office with me and pretty much the same job duties I have now. Their health insurance is a little more expensive than what I have now but basically the same coverages. The only thing I don’t think they cover that mine does that we plan to use later this year is invitro-fertilization. That’s what’s kind of holding me back. Invitro is expensive and my current insurance would pay 100% after we pay our deductible and 20% of the first $2500. Without the insurance paying for most of it I don’t think we’d be able to afford to have it done and we really want to have another baby.
So why am I freaked at the thought of leaving my job? I just found out today that the woman was leaving the job and I haven’t even applied for it yet. I make pretty good money at my job now and I’m sure that company wouldn’t be able to pay me what I’m making now so I’d have to take $3-4/hour pay cut and their insurance is about $140/month more than mine. But… I wouldn’t be spending so much money in gas driving 250 miles back and forth to work each week, I could go home for lunch every day, and I wouldn’t have to buy work clothes since I wouldn’t have to dress up.
Anyway… I just don’t adjust well to change… or even the thought of change. It takes me awhile to get used to things being different. Am I just getting freaked out over nothing? Should I go for it and try to get that job even if it means our invitro won’t be covered?
Anyone have any advice or words of wisdom (comfort) for me?!? Anyone wanna tell me I’m being stupid and shut the hell up?!?
[sub]Go ahead, tell me I’m being stupid and tell me to shut up… I dare ya[/sub]