Asked by Anonymous
Current job: good hours, mid-low job satisfaction and colleagues not very socially inclusive sadly Prospective job: 1.3x pay ($1k++ more), bad hours, heard from others that job satisfaction and colleagues are good (but of course this may differ from person to person - no way of saying if I will feel the same way) What would you do? Moving into a tougher job and unknown environment is scary and I'm not sure if the pay raise/potential upsides are worth it.
Well, do you need to have work life balance in this stage of your career / life? Do you have a family / young kids to take care of? If you don't have any commitments at the moment, can consider the prospective new role since it pays better. And use this as a stepping stone to the next role with higher salary. But if you have family commitments, may be a better idea to stay put since the hours are better.
Pay is one important consideration. The most important consideration I feel is your boss who could really make a hell lot of difference to your career development. Just my humble opinion.
Go for it. Not because of higher pay but because of better jobs satisfaction and good colleague. Job satisfaction could be due to better environment , better work life balance or better colleague. It could also be due to more job challenge in the right area and directions. This is much more important than just $ or people because it gives you good exposure and experience in the future. Which goes a long way.
As Steve jobs says " stay hungry , stay focus ".
Let's strive to learn and grow more. 🙂👍