How important is money?
Friday, February 25, 2011
Oy, I have a heck of a big decision to make, and I need my Sparkfriends to help me. Here's the quick back story:
In the fall of 2009 I was really unhappy with my then job, so I applied for a lot of others, including a job at Company A. I had 4 interviews with them, but I didn't end up getting the job. In March of 2010 I got a job at Company B.
Company B has it's ups and downs, sure, but for the most part, I like it! I like the people, the salary is better, and I get to be creative and go on business trips!
Suddenly, over a year after applying Company A contacted me this February. It didn't work out with the candidate they hired, and would I consider coming in for a chat. I did, not taking it too seriously, and then heard nothing for a week and a half.
Today I got a job offer for Company A - a really, really good job offer. The salary is over $5k a year more than I make and come with a great benefits package. Even more, they have already agreed to give me my honeymoon time off.
Here's where it gets sticky though... as far as I can see on the surface, the salary and benefits are the only knowable pros. The job requires me to take 2 buses, it's the opposite end of town from my fiancé, and I might end up hating it!
Plus, my bosses here are all on the road on and off for the next month. My direct supervisor is out until March 21st, the day I would have to start at Company A, and her boss is out until April! The only other supervisor is out until Thursday, but Company A needs an answer by Tuesday!!!
Company A could be a great opportunity, but the job doesn't sound nearly as fun. Company B might take me nowhere and might never pay me what Company A is offering just to start!
So what do I do? My gut doesn't want to leave, but in this economy, about to start a family with the man of my dreams, how important is the money?