A New Opportunity

More change may be on my horizon.

Last week I got a call from a local organization that helps people who have HIV/AIDS in my community. I had met the boss a few years ago when I worked at the newspaper, I did a big story for them.

I’m guessing she had been watching me from afar (not in a creepy way) but seeing what I do for work at my current job at a women’s shelter. She called and said, “Megan I have the perfect job for you. When can you start?” No interview process or anything, I could start tomorrow if I wanted to.

She wants me to do marketing and communications for the organization. To help the community better understand what they do and get the word out about their services. She has even changed the job description for me because I told her I don’t like doing secretarially work. Like what the hell!?

I spoke with her and the assistant director on Tuesday to see what the job was about, get the basics, all that jazz. She told me the hourly rate and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s $3 more than I make now so that would really boost my income. I could actually put money into my savings account and pay more on my student loans, two things I haven’t been able to do since buying a home.

But here’s the thing: I really enjoy my current job. If I didn’t like it all that much I wouldn’t mind leaving for something new.

I keep asking myself, “How can I turn down $17 an hour?” I feel like I can’t if I want to get myself in a solid place financially.

Do I leave a place where I’m content for better pay doing a similar job?

I hate making big decisions, it’s really difficult for me. I am seeing my therapist next week to help me sort through everything.

What would you do in this situation if you were offered a job for more money but had to leave a job you enjoyed?

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  1. All other things being equal it would probably make sense to take the higher paying job, but are there positives at the current job that you likely wouldn’t have at the new job?

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