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      I quit a job where it was very comfortable,amazing benefits , 2 to 3 percent pay hike every year . But no growth and I can retire quite wealthy with the pension and benefits . PTO and a big vacation package. I was becoming a zombie mentally.

      I took a complete risk but fun job full of growth in a start up. Benefits are not great but I am happy . I am.getting a chance to reinvent myself professionally. I will be honest that they did pay me really well for the risk I take.



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      I feel like you've been searching for this opportunity for a long time now and this is your chance. If it doesn't work out due to the commute or otherwise, it seems like you wouldn't have such a hard time getting back into an admin position. Or, maybe once you have a recent job in this industry back on your resume you will have more luck finding a similar position closer to home.
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      You have been looking to get back in the industry so I would definitely go to the interview. The more you talk to them, the more information you'll have to make a decision and the more interview practice you have the better.

      When I was looking for a job I tried to compare the big picture by putting a dollar amount on every thing. Of course this doesn't take into account for things like job growth, extra commute time or family situations but it helps compare apples to apples. For example take the salary you would make at each place, subtract your benefit cost (account for deductibles or out of pocket if they are much different) from each. Adjust so the PTO/number of holidays are equal (even if you don't need to ever take unpaid days an employer giving you paid time off has value). Add any 401k type matches, stock benefits, etc. Then reduce commute costs based on your miles per gallon or using an amount that accounts for wear and tear on the car. You can take it a step further and add expected salary increases as well to compare 1-3 years out.

      Since they allow working from home, commuting in bad weather may be moot. I usually ask what is the work from home policy for things like bad weather, appointments, or deliveries. This way they know it's only occasionally. Also if you need to work late because it is busy, would they let you leave and work from home so you can pick up your daughter?

      Good luck.

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      If you stay where you are, and don't go to the interview, then you will never know if they were willing to hire you. If you don't go, and you go back to the old job, you will hate it even more than you do now. I agree with the others, that you have been looking to get back into this field for a long time, not to pursue it seems like a waste of time and effort to me.
      You deserve better, both professionally in your career, and your personal life. One step at a time, get back into the field that has opportunity for advancement, (it will also be good for your daughter to see you work hard for something better too) a better work environment, get some experience, and then either find a closer job, or if you love the new place/job, move closer to the job. I think you should go for it, for sure!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by zd262 View Post
      I feel like you've been searching for this opportunity for a long time now and this is your chance. If it doesn't work out due to the commute or otherwise, it seems like you wouldn't have such a hard time getting back into an admin position. Or, maybe once you have a recent job in this industry back on your resume you will have more luck finding a similar position closer to home.
      Exactly what I've been saying to my husband.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
      You deserve better, both professionally in your career, and your personal life. One step at a time, get back into the field that has opportunity for advancement, (it will also be good for your daughter to see you work hard for something better too) a better work environment, get some experience, and then either find a closer job, or if you love the new place/job, move closer to the job. I think you should go for it, for sure!!
      I cannot thank you enough for saying this. I think I have heard the opposite for so long I started to believe it.

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      Such great points to use to measure this all out

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      I work in management. If I wanted to interview someone and I was setting up the interview, I would actually appreciate the applicant telling me that their current place of employment was not aware of the job search and that being able to get time off at my suggested time would interfere with their current job. I would appreciate the honesty and work ethic demonstrated. If you did go that route and they didn't like it, I'm not sure I would want to work for that company. Just my thoughts.

      Good luck in whatever direction you go!

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      Regardless, you should go to the interview. You can hash out the pros and cons once you have been offered the job. Right now, take the interview and see what happens.

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      thanks guys. Going in at the end of today. Will update you all when I can. And-really-thank you fro taking the time to post your vies, I really appreciate them all!

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