So. I got wind of a job opportunity at a local University’s IT department. Seems like a lot more work during the day (leaving me with less time to browse messageboards - sob!), some uncompensated overtime (a huge bugaboo with me, and probably the major downside), not a lot of money available for external training opportunities. And there’s the chance that I take the job and don’t fit in, and end up unemployed.
The upside is that it’s a much smaller commute. And it has WV State Vacation rates (24 per year, versus my current 10 as an IT contractor.) 18 sick days. Oh, and they’re willing to top my current salary by 15%. Medical coverage isn’t quite as nice, but the 401K’s a bit better.
Yeah, I know, you’re playing the world’s smallest violin already.
Thing is, with me, I just find this to be enormously frustrating. Do I get greedy - take the uncertainty and stress of the new job, and reap the monetary rewards? Or do I choose the vice of cowardice instead, staying on my current job where I think I could stay till doomsday, and where there’s plenty of money for external training - so long as I do the training my bosses want me to do.
Quoth the bald-headed kid, ‘Augh’.