My missus and I have both recently started new jobs but I've been offered something else straight away. Now I've been in my new job for all of three months and the job prospects are second to none and I don't think I'll get an opportunity like it again. However, I am bored out my mind...
On the other hand, the other job I've been offered is home based and isn't anywhere near as prestigious as the other one, but, it means I would effectively be self employed and could work what hours I want, when I want.
Now from the way I've worded it there, it would seem like I've already made my mind up, but the game changer is I've already turned the second one down and they told me to revisit the situation in January.
We always said we'd be honest about how we feel about our new jobs because they're different to what we have done before, but to say I want to effectively trade one job for the other would seem like a massive backwards step from me (of which I'm fully aware) and I don't know how she would take it.
Answers on a postcard, please...
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- Thread Starter
- 09-10-2017 08:08
- 09-10-2017 08:20
You mention the future prospects of job 1
Would you be happier once you start moving up the ladder?
Is it something you’re good at?
What, realistically are the prospects of job 2
You need to ask what type of lifestyle you’re looking for. Which job can support this lifestyle best?
There are very few people who thoroughly, totally enjoy their job so much they’d never leave and you shouldn’t live to work, but question what you want out of work and which job will achieve it
- Thread Starter
- 09-10-2017 08:51
Yeah the likelihood is when I start progressing I may enjoy it more, but that is a complete guess, it might be much the same. In terms is it something I'm good at, I'd say I am, yes, if I wasn't I'd of walked straight away.
There aren't many prospects when it comes to job two, the possibility is there to move in it to more senior positions, but there is most definitely a ceiling on job 2. My lifestyle is supported best by job two, there's no doubt about that. Working at home enables me to work on other things at the same time, of which I will make those more of my full time job.
- 09-10-2017 10:21
Hmm, hard one. If you post in the Careers and Jobs forum you'll get better responses...
- 09-10-2017 13:27
If this was me, I'd weigh out two things: my wage and my happiness.