So.....the job I've had the last 6 months has been driving me well....crazy. It was a short drive believe me but still. There are some really good things about it but overall it is really stressful.
Last week a friend that I used to work called me up out of the blue and asked me how it was going. I told her and she said that there was a job where she worked that she thought would be perfect for me. Before I knew it, I had an interview today. I really didn't feel that it went that well but according to her I should be getting an offer in the next day or two. Go figure.
There are pros and cons to both jobs of course and so I'm torn. I know, I should wait until I have an offer in hand but I'm a worrier and instead of sleeping right now, I'm here trying to make sense of it all. I have never jumped around like this in my working life. I have always been with employers for years and years. Being loyal even to a fault. My hubby, being the wonderful man that he is *big shout of for you hubby* will be supportive either way.
So, let's go old school here and write out some pros and cons of both
Pros Current Job: Hour flexibility, no cost/little stress commuting, great people that I work with (for the most part), Working 4 10's so I have an extra day with my boys, good pay, casual dress code
Cons Current Job: Crazy busy, no upper level organization, fly by the seat of their pants good ol boys club, really buggy software, not feeling empowered to make changes, feeling defeated most days, feeling set up for failure (not on purpose). no retirement plan
Pros New job: Working for a much much larger company that is very established, Getting my foot in the door at said company and being able to move around to keep myself challenged, working for a non-profit company, competitive wages (I hope), excellent retirement plan, able to work early shift to be home by 230 pm ish each day, working with a couple of people that I used to work with and like very much, possibly being able to stay with this company until retirement, new type of work that will be challenging, working close to the temple and Deseret book.
Cons New Job: Having to commute by car again thus increasing our gas bill and wear and tear on the car, little flexibility to work from home or change my hours as needed, business casual dress code, Working 5 8's again, not having an as relaxed atmosphere as I'm used to now, back to cubicle land, back to corporate America.
I've got some thinking and praying to do and I'm sure I'll think of other things as I go along but hopefully it helped to get it all down here so it won't be swirling around in my head as I try to go to sleep pretty soon.