I have been out of work for quite a long time now. A friend called (Leo)and said that an acquaintance of ours(Bill) was looking for help. I went and talked to Bill and was offered a job.
Here is the problem: The offer is outside my chosen field, and about half what I can make with my current job qualifications.
I feel that it would be unfair to Bill to accept this position since as soon as something comes available that meet my criteria regarding pay and job satisfaction, I will take the new offer. That means all the time and expense that Bill and his company expend training me will be for naught. I don’t really see me doing this type work for the rest of my working days.
My wife feels that this is the chance that Bill takes with all new employees. He probably hires many people knowing that they may not like the work and leave.
Money is getting tight right now and she feels that any job, even if I know I won’t like it, is better than nothing.
I feel that it might cause hard feelings with Bill and even Leo if I take this job knowing I might be leaving at any time. I doubt that Bill would have offered me the position under temporary conditions.
I can also see my wifes point as well. While we are not destitute yet, Sure would be nice to have a paycheck or two to help tide us over untill a better position comes along.
So what say you “O Minions of Common Sense”?